Magic house








Did you ever visit a magic house as a child? You know the type, a huge old house surrounded by a lush rambling garden. A garden with lots of green rooms, where you could play for hours and never see the house, even though you were only a few steps away from the back door.

And when you stepped inside the house, and your eyes adjusted to the dim light, you saw impossibly high ceilings, ridiculously long hallways and far too many rooms to seem plausible.  A house full of laughing children and good food and happy times. A magic house.

We have friends living in a house just like that. Lucky for us. This morning, a perfectly warm and sunny day, we went to the magic house for an Easter egg hunt.   The eggs were hidden high up in willow trees, under the agapanthas, throughout the apple orchard and among the keys of the piano wreck.  And some were hidden in fairy town. A whole street of magic houses. Naturally, so perfectly a normal sight to see. At the magic house.

8 comments:

  1. Well yes, I did visit a house like that.. my childhood best friend lived there. There was a little stream and stables! In Caulfield of all places! So many brilliant birthday parties there... how lucky for you all. xx

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  2. Oh how wonderful, I want a magic house!

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  3. We don't have to actually see the house to know exactly how it looks, your description of it takes us there. Beautiful.

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  4. Yes, we had a magic house that we visited in the Perth hills as kids, complete with orchard and a resident sheep. Still one of my treasured memories. Thanks for sparking them...

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  5. I'm glad the magic of the day has not been lost. I would like to create such a home and garden myself. Your pics as fantastic.

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  6. I want to be a child again. Sounds totally dreamy. Happy Easter.

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  7. our steiner playgroup is held in a magic house - the oldest on the street. it's a pleasure to visit, a joy to smell bread baking in the lush worthy kitchen. Happy Easter to you and yours x

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  8. Your children are having such a wonderful childhood. I can't wait to bust out of Sydney. This just gives me even more motivation to get the hell outta here.

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