Ever heard the classic conversation starter ‘If you had a fire, what would you save?’ Imagine if your legitimate answer was ‘well I did have a fire – and I lost it.’ That’s right; you had a fire and now you’re also a mood killer. You’re probably not feeling so good about yourself right now huh?
The Great Bedroom Fire of 2012, as it is fondly remembered today five years on (queue a fire emoji followed by several coloured hearts, you know the drill) wasn’t the biggest of fires in the grand scheme of things. It flamed across the curtains, cracking the window in the process, burnt through a suitcase packed with clothes and a couple of boxes and along the wardrobe. The rest of my small student room was smoke damaged had to be redecorated and carpeted but the remaining objects and furniture were mostly salvageable. I had spent the first term of my…
Mark Twain – “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
Let me ask you a question:
Can one truly have an open mind without traveling the world?
I hold the same opinion as Jason over at Harsh Reality that operating a blog on WordPress is just like having a profile on Facebook or Twitter and should be used as such. The idea of interacting in order to get interaction changed my view of blogging forever. So think about these links as a free opportunity to meet a new friend and expand your blog’s reach.
There is just something about barn windows… I have this need to want to restore and keep them intact. I love the history that they tell in the with the multiple layers of the paint. The grains of rust that fall off the the window latch. I wonder how many times this window was closed shut to keep the the farm animals warm. I can imagine the sound the rain made as it hits the glass. This window is particular special to me because it belonged to my grandparents and was brilliantly saved by mother. It was intact with the glass with no cracks!
My husband had made this great stand but our aquarium but I wanted doors after the fact and these barns windows worked out pretty awesome. Since we stored so much stuff underneath. I could not have it showing. It was an eye sore!