It’s been a bit of a rubbish week. Little My has had a nasty bout of tonsillitis. Her temperature consistently hit forty, sometimes higher, she was covered in a nasty rash and was pretty much sofa-bound for three days. She wanted me to sit next to her and watch Cbeebies for the entire three-day stint. Being a tad older than two and a half, I found this quite difficult. Thankfully, she didn’t seem to mind if I had an occasional sneaky peak at a book. Being house-bound, I thought it would be fitting to have a look through one of my favourite interiors books for inspiration.
There’s quite a sweet story behind how the book ‘Home’ by Anita Kaushal came in to my possession. It was 21st March 2010. It was my birthday. Little My was a mere two and a bit months young. My dearest friend had been visiting a few days earlier and had left my present for me. Said dearest friend has exceptional taste, so I was extremely excited about opening her present. And there it was. I knew straight away that this book was going to be right up my street. Inside my card, dearest friend had written “the cover spoke to me”. The funny thing was, the cover had also spoken to my husband, as he had bought me the very same book as my birthday present too. I was pleased as punch to know that there were two people in this world who knew me so well.
‘Home’ is one of those books which I refer back to time and time again. It is filled with really inspirational photography (mostly by Penny Wincer) of envy-inducing interiors, delicious recipes and some beautiful quotes. I pick up this book when I want to redesign our house in my head, when I need reminding of happy times or when I just want to look at something pretty. Being house-bound this week made me want all of those things. This book was the perfect tonic.
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