The past three Tuesday evenings have been bliss for me, as I've been completely absorbed in the latest series of A House Through Time on BBC2 TV.
All of the houses featured in this and past series have been so thoroughly researched, and David Olusoga whose brainchild it is, is a superb and engaging historian who tells the complex history of the house so eloquently. There's only one more episode to come, but, as the series is so popular, I hope there will be another one at some time in the future.
Houses are just fascinating with so many stories to tell. Some real surprises are always unearthed and a single home is a microcosm of society in all of its facets.
So, I've picked a quotation about home today. It's from Irish writer George A Moore who said:
"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it".
Although the bricks and mortar of a house are one aspect, the far more important one is that of home, and home means people, and it is they who provide the drama, the triumphs and the sorrows of a house.
We've seen an awful of of our homes recently, and some of us are wearying of that sight, but always remember that our homes are our sanctuary and the abode of someone we should love, even if that person is only ourself!
Have a good day and please enjoy the comfort of your home!
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