I received a lovely little house in the post last week.
The timing of its arrival was amazing . The night before I had written to 1000 Homes of Happiness letting her know we were thinking of her after digging up this (see below) when we were hunting for potatoes. Our own earthy house. Wish I had a before picture, it was seriously earthy. I had written and requested a house weeks before and was writing to say it hadn't arrived and I din't want them to think I was rude if it had somehow gone astray. A little Twighlight Zone. Anyone know what it really is?
Getting back to the origami house.
We admired it,
The kids wanted to open it,
I hastily stopped them from destroying it.
I showed them the blog,
and explained what its all about, in a brief kid friendly way.
I chose the name earthy because - I feel happiest with my hands in it, and its an apt description of our house (and kinder than messy), it's also the person I would like to be.
The kids and I tried to think of a special place to release our little earthy.
I felt an enormous weight of responsibility.
All the wondrous places those homes of happiness had gone before ours, and the incredible stories that others had shared - that gave their house meaning.
I put it in the draw so little hands would not steal it or destroy it,
and pondered about its release.
Finally it was a beautiful day and I thought the time had come to set it free.
I was off on an adventure to pick up some goods donated to me by a wonderful woman on Freecyle . I did think of leaving it at the house where I received the gifted goods - they were left on the verandah for me to pick up.
It was a lovely earthy mud brick house, and I did receive Earth Garden magazines (along with jars and books), but this location didn't seem random enough.
Left something else instead, some sunflower seeds and a jar of green and red tomato chutney.
I began to see houses in all sorts of places, and many possibilities.
Still not random enough.
Special to me, but too wet
Beautiful meadow of daisies, earthy but not safe.
I had a great time in the op shop, and thought, yes, earthy people go to op shops, brought the camera and the house, but couldn't see the right place for it. It would just get lost in the chaos.
Went past Hanging Rock and had thoughts of placing it in a safe though somewhat obvious nook, someone could have a lovely earthy Miranda moment. I was worrying it was a Monday and when it might get found, and how wet it would be.
Then this happened,
and our Little Home is in my handbag waiting for its moment to shine.
I think I'm hoarding.
Happy Phantom on Little Earthquakes
(searched earth and happy on my iTunes)
the time is getting closer.....