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    Out in Brittany we have a pottery hen in dark blue that Mam’s neighbour Mrs Jones bought us as wedding present. Holds 12 eggs if you know how to arrange them!

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    So I guess you are one of those who don’t keep eggs in their fridge then  ;-)

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    Me neither  :-)

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    Or me  :-(

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    We’ve got one of those pottery hens but in brown BE. It was Mr J’s parents.

    As others have said what makes it home for me is Mr J, my dogs, treasured possessions and, ahem, British television.

    This is one of my treasured possessions, my mum’s tablespoon she had all her married life and used nearly everyday. It brings back fond memories of us baking together and whips up a mean batter or cake mix.

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    That would go nicely in my kitchen BE!

     

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    Bit late but have started the Christmas cake today, all the fruit is relaxing in a good dollop of brandy.  The cake is for my sis. 🎂

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    No eggs in my fridge either!
    What makes it home?
    The smell of something baking,a good coffee,the woodburner throwing out the heat..the dog ,the cats…us!

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    This rocking chair belonged to my maternal Grandmother, Cecelia Shepherd. It has been in the family from the 1800’s. I thought this couldn’t be true because the back and seat appear to be made of decorated plywood. However, a friend of ours who repairs antiques made from wood insists it is that old, around 1850!

    We inherited it from my sister who had painted it duck egg blue. We stripped it back to it’s original finish. Due to it’s age it never got to Brittany!

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    As a service brat, we lived everywhere.
    Wherever Dad was sent.
    So pretty much homes were transient.
    But still home.
    I chatted with The Voice this afternoon and we went through the list.
    Including the houses lived in as a child and my adult homes, I, at 63, have lived in 31 homes,not counting the rental caravan and staying for months with Grannies.
    When we moved, our entire possessions had to fit into five small crates to be sent in advance of our move.
    We children were allowed one toy and one book in the allotted space.
    The excitement of the arrival of the crates still gives me goosebumps.
    When Dad finally left the Air Force in 1978, I kept one of the packing crate lids.
    Silly as it sounds, those crates, departure or arrival, had a huge impact on us.
    Since that date, I have had the packing crate lid, on a wall, in every house.
    It tells me I am home.

     

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    Love that Stinks!

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