I’ve spent the past few days going through a huge pile of magazines. From up market home designs, to new kitchens and bathrooms. How to redesign your home on a budget and so much more.
We are hoping to move house in the next few months, so my family and friends have kindly supplied me with all their cast off mags for me to demolish. And demolish them I have.
I’ve spent hours scouring through them looking for ideas. Every page of interest has been torn out and kept, and the rest of the mag has gone into the recycling bin.
We have found a house we would love to buy, our offer has been accepted, all we need to do now is sell our home.
Our home has been on the market for a very long time. We have dropped the price way down low, but it’s still not sold. Why? Because we live way out in the country side.
It’s a magical place to be, but no one seems to want to buy a beautifully modernised large home, full of character and charm. With a beautiful three quarter acre garden to enjoy on a summers day and log burners to snuggle beside (but not to close or you’ll roast) on cold frosty nights.
Most young couples now seem to prefer modern living on new estates. The thought of my neighbours being able to peer into the rooms in my home fills me with horror, but that’s what people seem to want theses days and are used to.
Me, I like my privacy.
The house we have offered on is a lovely bungalow on a quiet housing estate, and not one window from anyone else looking into this house or garden. So my privacy will be intact and that for me is very important. But it needs modernising, so that’s why I’m scouring the magazines for ideas.
Years ago I loved ‘things’.
I had a huge collection of old cups and sauces, also a large collection of old plates. I had a very large antique dresser that I displayed the cups and sauces on and oh, I’ve forgotten about my collection of china jugs.
It used to take me hours to dust them all. The plates were all hung on the walls of our home as if they were large pictures. And again, they all had to be cleaned.
Not now, they have all gone.
Why, because I got sick of cleaning them and I didn’t like the fact my home was so full of ‘stuff’. There are far more important things in life for me to do now.
My tastes have changed so much.
I don’t like clutter any more!
I don’t want ‘things’ anymore.
And I must be honest I don’t miss any of them.
I like the freedom that being rid of ‘things’ brings me. So our new home will be ‘things’ free and lovely and light and airy, to allow the energy to flow freely through our house.
But...and it's a huge but, my healing room has always been full of ‘things’. Things people have bought me as little gifts to say thank you to me over the years, and I wouldn’t be without them for the world. So to all my friends and patients...fear not..all of my treasures are going with me and will be in my new healing room, I promise.
Thats all for now folks.