Friday, March 08, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Home

Five Minute Friday

Five minutes peace in the Friday whirl.  Five minutes of writing, the click of keys, the words unfurling on the page.  Thank you as ever, Lisa-Jo, for this wonderful link up!

This week's prompt is home.


Home is my favourite place to be.  Here, with Matthew and the kits, feels like where I'm meant to be.  Safe and warm and lucky.  

Our home is big and a little rough around the edges and sometimes I focus a little too much on the things that need to be done, the things we have to fix, the things that would improve it.  

But most of the time I'm just happy to enjoy it, to appreciate it, to savour the unique joy of looking around and knowing it's ours.  

All the jobs and cleaning and saving seem worth it when I take in that delicious fact!

I never knew I could be so happy in one little spot, but I feel the roots digging down deeper and deeper with the passing months.  It's the little things that I like - the smell of barbecues on summer evenings.  The Orbit in the distance when I open the bedroom blinds.  The sight of our blue door as I round the corner from the station.  The ease of the commute, which I think I could literally do in my sleep now.  The mews of the katzen as soon as I'm in the door (they are such dog-cats!).

In our little home, we're making memories - dinners and parties and celebrations.  Brunches and visits and date nights.  As we round in on our first year, home feels more and more real.  Being here with Matthew just feels right.  Other places are loved and familiar, but here, right now, is home.  



  1. Claire,

    I love this... and a gentle reminder that I too am grateful to have a home and to bask in that and not fret over the repairs... Thanks friend.

  2. Claire, your home sounds just perfect :) That is what I am looking forward to one day! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from FMF!

  3. I had no idea that the British BBQd. I am now craving English BBQ food. I need to learn more about this. Off to a web search.

  4. IMHO nothing is more important than feeling comfortable at home.

  5. Thank you lovelies! Home is my favourite place to be!


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