Friday, 8 October 2010
Come On In...
Ooo I wish this was my very own home that I was showing you round! I have never ever walked into a building and immediately felt so 'at home"' (wishful thinking) and relaxed. It may have something to do with the sheer relief of finally being away on holiday but I think there is something very special about life at "The Mission", the atmosphere is so special, 'chiled' is the only word that springs to mind.
We made a deal on the journey, well, to be honest, I begged and begged to be able to take photos of the place before we unpacked, before the flotsam and jetsam of holiday luggage took over, You don't really want to be seeing our kagools, flip flops and wellies all over the place do you?
One photo I wish I had been able to take was our faces when we walked through those big red doors... We felt as if we had stumbled upon a photo shoot...
so unlike our own home, very 'grown up'. We squealed as we ran from room to room, marvelling at the rooms and the detail.
Kitsch, retro, eclectic, vintage but so so so comfortable.
We had booked this wonderful place for a week.
A last minute cancellation meant that this gorgeous home, intended for eight, was ours.
The four of us in this huge building,
daughters sleeping in what was the old Sunday school building attached to the Mission Hall,
us sleeping upstairs in the wonderful white cube in the centre of the beautiful wooden hall.
We danced around the sofas, Big Sister singing Ella Fitzgerald at the top of her voice,
we cosied up on the sofas around the woodburning stove (no, we weren't blessed with the best of weather, but you can't have it all).
We battled on the table football, determined to beat Mr Roses.
We took turns reclining underneath the icons,
posing on the old cinema seats.
making a feast of every meal.
We sat curled up on cosy chairs and read (what a treat that was)
We played games
In short, we had fun, good old fun, together as a family.
Thank you Helen and thank you Mr Roses