This weeks Listography is hosted by Mother Porridge and she has come up with the interesting question as what 5 things make a house a home. Having travelled for many years with nothing but a backpack we do tend to strive for minimalism but there are certain things that really help make my house feel homely.
1: People: Ok I lived alone for a couple of years pre finding my man but on the whole every home has had other people in. These days its my man and toddler and without them nowhere would be home.
2: The Woodburner: You cant beat a real fire, and one of the reasons why we where attracted to our house was the fire in the dining room. We lit it for the first time yesterday, a lovely thing to come home too.
3: Garden: I love it, but as this is the first house I have owned this is my first real veg garden and being able to pop out to get some beans, or some herbs to make dinner is wonderful.
4: Hammock: I love hammocks and we have one in the front room and one in the garden, nothing better than lazing in the hammock with a good book, not that I have had a chance to do that in a while but.
5: My Library: I love books, and even though I am trying to limit my book collection a bit, home is where my books are. (when travelling often the heaviest things that I would kart around would be books).
See what other folks have to make their place all homey here