When we were at Julie's house, I bought one of those house magazines. We were laughing at the twee comments accompanying some of the photos.
eg. "who lives here?
A Tai Chi and Qi Gong teacher, who is also involved in a boutique timber company, and a copywriter and food coach. Plus, Lucky the spoodle." Real Living Jan Feb 2013
No doubt these people are real but it was a little too good to be true.
It should occasionally read:
"who lives here?
Angie, a teacher's aide and Andy, a public servant, who likes to take his kids to the movies. Plus, Barry, the mongrel pup from the markets."
It's all relative isn't it? I think my mate's house in Coolum is a cracker of a pad and deserves as much of a write up as the Qi Gong teacher's.
|"We like to lie beneath the stars crooning Hawaiian lullabies to our gentle boys on our harmonically tuned ukeleles." The niches have been a few years in the making but have become zen islands of calm for family mementos.|
|Jarrah niches custom made by the Domestic Surf god are filled with a spicy set of glass vessels from a local garage sale.|
|The Domestic Surf god has left his personal mark on the breezeway between laundry and boys' room. |
Painting by Julie. Floors by the surf god.
|Art by various friends and family members is displayed throughout the house.|
|Various friends' children with their Samoan weaponry are displayed throughout the house.|
|The boys' room is filled with light and lego and the quiet strains of Jimmie Little at bedtime when the brothers snuggle under their block printed bespoke Samoan quilts.|
Finally in the words of Real Living itself, "this home is certainly a true blue (ocean) beach beauty."
It is so lovely to see it hugging its real family again after their Samoan sojourn and so very lovely to have them back in our lives.