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Our house


I do.
There is even a picture of it on our fridge.

Next to the gold cards that Skatey is very proud of.

We even have a story about our imaginary house. It is a ramshackle old villa within walking distance of the sea. There's fretwork around the veranda with saplings growing up through the decking and creepers winding up around the pillars. Some sweet jasmine sneaks it's way into the kitchen where baskets of herbs and vegetables are stacked waiting for preservation. Lemon verbena, thyme, Echinacea, and walnuts drying, a cat is watching a mouse. Herbal tinctures and dried herbs in dark glass jars line the shelves alongside picked onions and brandied cherries. An ancient coal range bakes bread, heats water and in winter we warm our feet in it's oven while coffee peculates on top. The attic has spiders, creaky floorboards and sunlight streaming in, a family quilt covers the bed. There are secret passages and a dark and creepy staircase. Outside the grounds are full of native birdsong because the cats and dog are too old to chase. There are beehives and a goat out back near a stream with a water wheel. Silly old sheep come when you call them and possums eat my roses and apples. Wildflowers do their own gardening as the sound of the waves crash and whales are sighted in the distance.

For Skatey there's a shed where he's restoring an old car, for teen there's Internet connection, for Pj Granny lives there too and for the red head there are monarch butterflies and books.

Do you have an imaginary house somewhere?

4 comments:

melissa said...

ahh.. lovely, gill! i like the sound of that. x

Flower's Page said...

Can we come for an 'imaginary' holiday? lol

Melissa van Boekhout said...

That sounds like my dream house! ( my mum has had that same picture in her bedroom fro the last 15 years!) I'm afraid we are being priced out of attaining that around here though!

Tracy said...

I have an imaginary house too. Actually more of a dream house as it really exists but I could never afford to buy it.

Your imaginary house sounds and looks delightful. I'd like to come for an imaginary visit too.