Home Sweet Home
As an army kid, I was accustomed to moving house regularly. That continued in civilian life. With my dads diagnosis of Parkinson's we really struggled, so more moving was on the cards. I've had more than twenty five addresses! But in that time have learned first hand what works in a house, and what doesn't. What makes your space feel personal, feel special, safe, and intimate, like it's truly your home.
Another lesson I've learned is to only buy things that I truly love. Even the practical stuff - It's so worth waiting to buy one beautiful quality item that lasts, rather than a series of cheap stand-ins that end up in landfill. But more importantly, I learned from my dad the importance of self reliance, hard work and a kind heart. Soldiers aren't imagined to be gentle. But without a doubt, he proved it true.