Where I Live

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Where I live used to be a farm building, then it became 5 gites (holiday cottages), then it became 2 houses. Our next door neighbours own the larger part of the building, and my parents own the bit you see in the photo below.

I’m not the biggest fan of the house, if I’m honest, it’s not cosy and homely, not like the house I grew up in was. It’s a long house, it’s a tiled house, it’s not carpeted or wallpapered, it doesn’t have that yummy English cottage feel, of course it doesn’t, it’s a French house, why would it?!

On the plus side though, I do have a ‘wing’ to myself most of the time (unless we have guests staying) with my bedroom and bathroom in it. It means if I need time alone I can wander upstairs to my room and chill, I might occasionally hear the TV blaring when someone opens the door to the kitchen, but in general it’s quiet and somewhere I can feel safe.

The garden is full of flowers, bees, birds and other critters. My parents are quite green fingered and enjoy a potter in the garden, planting, weeding, pruning, etc, so it look lovely. We are planning to fence the whole garden off so the dogs will hopefully have the run of it soon, at the moment we just have a small area fenced off for them to safely do their business!

The area is quiet. A little too quiet. I know I’m not one for busy cities, but we live in the middle of nowhere! The roads get mucky with the ploughing and harvesting and other farmerly business, I’m not really a country bumpkin, even though I was brought up in the countryside!

It’s not perfect in my opinion, but it’s not mine, and my parents love it here, which is what matters. One day I can move, hopefully, and find a homely home that is perfect for me, but until now, this will do.

Where I Live

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  1. LauraCYMFT

    Such a pretty little house!

  2. Sarah MumofThree World

    It looks lovely, but I get what you’re saying – I probably wouldn’t want to live there all the time! It looks a lot like the holiday cottage where we used to stay in Padstow. There are definite advantages to being closer to a town.

  3. Molly

    I think it looks rather idyllic but I can totally understand wanting a little place all to yourself


  4. Tara

    Blimey, it looks lovely Mrs T! Loving the fact that you have a ‘wing’ 🙂 Very lah di dah!

  5. Marylin

    It is gorgeous, but when it’s not *yours*, it’s going to feel a little lacking I suppose eh? Not your own choices.
    Still… it’s a pretty beautiful place to stay in the interim! 🙂 x

  6. Susan Mann

    What a beautiful house. So sweet x

  7. kelloggsville

    “will do” ahh Livi, it looks perfect – perhaps you have to be old enough to be your mother to feel that way 🙂 you’ll hanker after it it 20 years time, just after you’ve spent 20 years trying to move out of it 🙂

  8. chickenruby

    it looks a lovely place but i can image you must feel quite isolated at times

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