When the rewiring of the house was done in November and our parquet flooring was a casualty of the process. We've spent the months since then with a hallway that looks like this:
Please admire the retro red and orange floorboards!!
Anyway, things are looking a lot better now - we've got a new floor!! I am so excited by this that I am providing a cartoon strip style display :)
I forgot to photograph the doormat we got - its in the porch, fitted rubber-backed doormat stuff that you lay like a carpet. So first impressions on entering our place are now quite different (so long as you ignore the holes in the wall)