My Kingdom! My Kingdom for a neck massage and a hot water bottle.
If you are sensing a theme here, you would be correct. Between the yoga workshop this weekend and blowing all my grocery money on a deep tissue massage I can finally move my neck. But it still hurts so bad, I have been wanting to put some heat on my neck but I no longer have a microwave to heat up my buckwheat pillow. I guess I need an old fashioned hot water bottle. I could also use another good neck rub, like a chair massage maybe? Boy every time I move or turn my head, my neck just grinds. Is this an engineering or a mechanical failure?
Don't get old. I do not advise it!
Because architecture and the myriad of ways people express what home feels like to them interests me, I get a kick out of watching various UK home shows on Netflix! The vocabulary is fun to get used to "Sanitary Ware" instead of "bathroom fixtures." Homely means what we would call Homey rather than, plain, etc. I've really been having fun watching a show called, Grand Designs where people are building their own houses. Most of the homes are modern design and have some really unique material choices. One of my favorites so far are the couple who bought a windy airfield and built a huge steel and glass home on it. I kept having to rewind though because the husband is Scottish and the wife is from Spain, my two favorite accents. I tend to tune out the words and just hear the music of the accent. The other is Kevin McCabe's massive cob castle, Dingle Dell, which is still a work in progress.
Before it was a trend, I really wanted to build a tiny house, but I couldn't find anyone with land to park it on and right now it's beyond my means. When I was younger, if you said I could build the house of my dreams it would have been something large and grand with fabulous things like stables and a paddock, a huge library, massive cook's kitchen, a pool, an atrium and a music studio. Now, I would want something in Northern California or of course, Scotland, near the woods and the ocean or at least a river or lake. And it would have a small kitchen with good storage and an excellent stove or "range," a nice little "snug" "reception room" as they say instead of "living room." It would have a cozy bedroom with a storage and dressing area hidden away. And it would have a library/music/ writing nook. I might like a garden outside or a wee greenhouse. There would be lovely views but not giant windows. It might be round or at least have some curves. A roof like The Sea Ranch Chapel (pictured) but covered in sedum, perhaps? And it might have modern ideas, conveniences and energy efficiency but it would be some blend of hobbit cottage, gypsy vardo, yurt, sailing ship influenced by a Gaudi-esque dream.
So spill it, what's your fantasy home?
The owners have a wind sculpture of a dragon on top