WordPress prompt today was interesting.
“Write about your dream home”.
My dream home would always have at least one spare bedroom in case anybody ever wanted to stay over. Not many people do, but I kind of live in hope that someday a relative of mine will want to reconnect and we can have the stay, or whatever.
Before I became sick, I kind of had an open door policy, if you were related to me or you were a friend, you could come and visit whenever you liked and nobody really imposes on me because I am happy to have people around!
I’ve had Paul ask me in the past not to make people too comfortable or they will never leave.
It’s just my nature; I’d adopt the world if I could!
Because of this, I always like to have the biggest room in the house as the kitchen which has a communal soft living space in it and an informal dining area – because I love cooking for people and although I don’t socialise these days, I love to have people over.
I like large gardens both front and back, because I do a lot of home grown fruit and vegetable growing, so I can do big canning projects at the end of the year. I love autumn/fall because of the harvest season and it’s a good excuse to spend several days in the kitchen making conserves and chutneys etc. for the year ahead.
I’d be a homesteader if I could and if I had the time.
I’d have chickens again to get my own fresh eggs and I love animals anyway, so I’d have a lot of different pets everywhere and a bunch of children and babies too!
There will be lots of soft areas around the house, with lots of cushions and swing chairs – I’d have areas on the floor where we could sit on cushions, because I prefer to sit cross-legged like a guru rather than sitting on a sofa like normal adults.
“Get your feet off the sofa” is commonly said to me, as I will sit cross-legged with my legs under me on the sofa, it’s a bad habit I guess? Especially when I encourage any pet I have to sit up there with me!
I like to both shower and bath and have the choice of that.
I like to have several different sections in my garden for different things.
My dream home would also include an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, because I am a water baby and love swimming a lot and I haven’t done it in years!
I am a bookworm and I have a huge book collection, over a thousand in fact and I want more books, a lot more. So a library and an office would be essential for me – especially an art studio like a sun room or conservatory. I really want to throw myself into art and I would love a small area where I can store my musical instruments in a safe, clean way where they won’t get damaged or forgotten!
I always fancied the idea of having a pet room, where indoor pets live, like guinea pigs, house rabbits and hamsters, like a rodent room I suppose, where they have homemade makeshift enclosures and in the garden would be separate areas fully protected from predatory wildlife, so they can go out from time to time.
I know the house sounds huge right now. But it is a dream home; it doesn’t have to be practical or doable, just a little fantasy!
Henry and I have always wanted a miniature railway going all around the perimeter of the garden with little model villages we’d make together every fifty feet or so.
I have always wanted a home as well with a brook or river on the edge of the property and a property that backs onto woodlands.
I have often thought about living somewhere similar in landscape to the river Severn as its really beautiful around there, the river banks etc. is lovely.
However much of a nature’s child I am, I will miss being too far away from a bustling city or a large town, I’d like to still be within range of great shopping opportunities and socialising.
I love the woodlands, I love lakes.
I like quirky homes or old homes but I am not too keen on beams everywhere.
I am sort of into Feng shui, so that sometimes needs consideration – but I can work around things. Living with Paul who won’t help me against this war of the mirrors situation he has and the idea of having two or three small mirrors all close together in order to see a whole reflection has been one of the biggest problems we’ve had between us.
He hasn’t dealt with this yet and won’t let me take the mirrors down myself in fear I’d break them, because you know… I’m such a klutz!
It’s ridiculous as a grown woman I have to either bend over to see my reflection when brushing my teeth or brush my teeth on tip toe because the mirrors cut off from each other at my upper lip!
Very bad Feng Shui, Paul is not too affected, he can see in the top mirror fine, but he has a lot of stomach issues, as do I and as does Henry now he is of similar height to me now!
I wonder why? Hmm such a big mystery I think not – not if you know your Feng Shui!
I bought a new mirror a few months back so he could take them down – ha-ha still not up yet! My new full length one isn’t up yet either!
Which explains my last thing for a perfect home – all chores get done when they are needed and nothing is left at minimum 6 months before it’s done, and never left for years upon years half finished by the main maintenance guy of the house!
Oh and lovely healing crystals everywhere almost – especially hanging them in the window for rainbows to flood the room during the day!
Thanks for reading!
P.S Amazon wish list can be found on my blogroll, someone asked to see it recently. Thank you!