Friday, 20 April 2012

Day Dreaming On Our Way Home From School

Every Friday afternoon it is my turn to collect Mia from school. Come rain or shine I pop Baby Boy in his pram and walk the 20 minutes from our house to the school gates. One of our favourite things to do while we walk, Mia & I, is to imagine what it would be like to live in our "dream house". We pass this particular house every week, hidden away up a lovely shady lane;

It stands, a grand Victorian pile, the large gardens hidden from view by tall wrought-iron railings, baring the word "PRIVATE". This only helps to capture our imagination. We imagine who might live there, and the beautiful rooms therein. Today, I happened to have the camera with me, and quickly took a photo - hoping the occupants wouldn't notice!

And here it is;

If the house were ours (in a perfect world!) Mia would have the room with the circular window; she says it reminds her of that of a ship, which would suit her perfectly as her own bedroom has a Cath Kidston sail-boat theme;

Hubby & I would have the room with the balcony, though i'm sure there are many rooms to choose from! In the Summer I would lie under the cedar tree in the garden and read. At Christmas a huge wreath would take pride of place on the grand front door, and an enormous tree would stand in the window twinkling with fairy lights....aaahh back down to earth!! Isn't it just nice to dream though sometimes!!

We took some more photos on the way home, it was a lovely afternoon;

I remember from the bedroom windows of both flats that I lived in when I was in my early 20's, I could see the green turrets of this hotel, at night they are illuminated.

When we got home, Baby Boy, who had slept the entire time was full of energy and wanted to play with his slippers! Mia on the other hand was tired after a busy day at school, so settled down and closed her doubt dreaming of that little room with the "ship's" window and what lies therein!

Hope you've all had a good week x


  1. Hi Marina: I love your story. I dreamed the same things my whole life. I still do, only I am on PEI playing with Anne, in her Green Gables cottage, or with Mary Lennox in the Secret Garden. Have you read that to Mia yet? Baby Boy is just darling as is Mia, but you know babies!! What a beautiful walk you and Mia have each day and how special is the "what if" you play..Happy Weekend..Judy

  2. What a fabulous house Marina! I love your day-dreaming with Mia. Even if you dont get to live in that mansion one day, at least your little daughter will have wonderful memories of your times together walking past it :-) Have a lovely weekend hon. Becks xxx

  3. How lovely to day dream together and share your ideas. Such a fabulous looking house, I wonder who does like there?
    Hope you all have a great weekend.
    Lisa x

  4. Some fantastic looking properties there. Suzy x

  5. What a fantastic house! I daydream like you about the house I would love to live in...a country cottage by the sea.
    Such a sweet photo of your little ones!
    Bellaboo X

  6. Hello Marina
    Wonderful post, isn't it lovely to daydream, I love the fact that your little daughter joins in, bless her! your little boy is very sweet, love him.
    Thea x

  7. Glad to have discovered your lovely blog in blogland :) What a gorgous walk you take and agree that house is just stunning!

    Leah x

  8. Wonderful house...Love your header shot. I think day-dreaming is great, especially with your little ones.
    Thanks for sharing your lovely post.

  9. It sounds like a wonderful walk all together, that is quite some house! Glad to have come across your blog. Catherine x

  10. Just popping by the say that the tea was ok! I don't think I'd swap it for my normal brand, but it hit the spot after washing the kitchen floor and I was gasping for a cuppa!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Lisa x


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