Write about your dream home.

I feel like I might just be living in my dream home.

We bought the house we are living in, in June 2021 the world still in pandemic mode, life in chaos but we had managed to sell a flat, buy a house, pack up the little furniture that we had and move 20 miles east. No mean feat.

We loved our house from the moment of the first viewing. We visited on a beautiful crisp and sunny day in November 2020. It was clearly the day to show of the best features of the house.

Our house is light filled – any room that has a window glows and is an absolute pleasure to be in.

Our bedroom (the master bedroom) faces east and it is only the blackout blinds the prevent the clear yellow sunlight of the dawn from filling the room in the early hours of the morning. But the light does creep around the edges, because it, of course, cannot be stopped and contained.

The best way, however, to experience the morning sunlight is get up early to sit in the front room with a cup of tea. It’s a great way to start the day.

In the evening when the sunsets, it’s golden. Golden. If I’m working from home, in my study/2nd guest room, I’m transfixed by the colours of the sky at that time and warmness that this imbues into the room, it takes the edge off the stress and frustration that I am usually feeling at that time. On the weekends if I’m at home and it’s warm, the best place to experience that evening glow, is definitely the conservatory. When it has been heated up through the day, in the spring, it’s warm and cozy (in the summer it’s more like an oven!). Sitting on the sofa with a cup of tea and a book to read or something soothing on the record player, is just like heaven. In those moments, I don’t want to be anywhere else.

There are plenty of other wonderful things about our house, there are many things we would like to change, in time, but it’s the light, the light that fills the house with hope and warmth that makes be fall in love with the place again and again like I’m seeing it for the first time that day in November.

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