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Monday, March 28, 2011

A radio review (+ some thoughts)


I still have a little more to share from my Melbourne trip but wanted to take a break to tell you that ish and chi was recently reviewed on the radio here in Sydney! (click to download and listen)


In addition to being OVER THE MOON that this little corner of the Internet was talked about, it also brought to my attention something I hadn't realised I was doing. In the segment, blog reviewer Jennifer Reid refers to my blog as a 'keepsake' for Robert and my writing is 'keeping a record of all the memories for her little boy'. So lovely to think of my blog in that way.


Since September 2008, this home has changed along with the changes in our lives. Robert and I have created memories in this old house and it is great to have this visual / written diary to capture it all in and to share with you.


I sometimes wonder what Robert may think one day looking back at the photos of his childhood home captured in these photographs , of seeing him grow along with it and of the memories created here. Makes me think a home is just a shell for a whole bunch of fabulousness within.

One reason why I love old homes is for the memories and history they have. Have you ever renovated a home and pealed back the layers of the walls to reveal various colours and history beneath?

That's what I did in this home and in the kitchen we revealed an old retro wallpaper design (see it here). Unfortunately I don't know a lot about the history of this house but my imagination took over when the top layers were pealed back to reveal the pattern. I imagined a 1950's housewife cooking dinner for her family, hair coiffed, nails immaculate in her then 'new' kitchen. The reality may be far different but nonetheless there are memories in this house for someone out there and now Robert and I are creating our own!

Do you know the history of your home? Do you have any special memories from your childhood home?


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