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Sunday, 17 March 2013

My favourite spot at home

My favourite spot is on the beanbag on the deck, reading on a sunny day (or if lazy, watching the wee tot blow bubbles). There is no better place for me. We live in the inner city, and we lead very busy lives - we spend the weekends catching up with friends and family, so are rarely around the house. If we do have a lazy day, if not at the movies*, then I like to read in the shade on the deck, looking at the sunny outdoors.

I love where we live as we're five minutes from everything, and often zip off at a moments notice to see a show or free activity in the city. We gladly sacrifice the pool, garage & big back yard for proximity (though ours is big for here).

I'll be honest, I'm not really interested in home decorating - even paint colour bores me, so my partner chose the lot (I'm concerned with the cost, I'd always ask "Are they the same price? Then I don't care, you choose.") But the outdoor beanbag was my choice, and I adore it. I am gradually filling up the house with beanbags, to lie by the fireplace and read (the armchairs aren't comfortable) and for the kids to watch tv on (real furniture is permanent - beanbags can be piled up out of the way until needed). The favourite of all though, is the faded outdoor one, which lives on the deck, reminding me to make some time and come and read...in fact it's sunny so I might head there now.

* The cinema is my other favourite place, but it's not in my house - lotto win pending, maybe it will be in the house in the future.

Linking up this old post with #Lifethisweek on My favourite, as other than no longer having the tot to blow bubbles with, not much has changed (the tot has morphed into someone much older). I still love to lie on the deck on that beanbag that's even more faded than before, and I still love where we live. I still love the cinema, but lotto win is still pending.

20 comments:

  1. That beanbag looks so comfy and what a great view!! I'm with you - I love the cinema too!

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    1. Can you imagine having a screening room in your house? That would be the best!

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    2. Oh yeah I would love one of those!!

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  2. That looks like such a gorgeous spot to sit & be...if I lived in the city I'd need a happy place like that, sounds like you've found a little bit of nature near to the hustle & bustle, enjoy!

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  3. What a marvellous spot. As an apartment dweller I am envious of your piece of paradise. I wonder if I could just take my beanbag down to the communal pool though... maybe I can justify one after all!

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  4. Bean bag by the pool! I'm now envious of your pool!!!

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  5. i would love up all over that bean bag - we would be very close ; )
    i also love the cinema and would be right there with you adding one to my home if i hit the big $$!

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    1. Indoor cinema filled with beanbags! That would be perfect (but not in a weird porno way)

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  6. Really nice Lydia! I think you may have started an outdoor beanbag trend! It just looks sooo perfect.

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  7. I'm another lover of your outdoor beanbag! Must find one for this summer!! Great happy spot!

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    1. Too Bad I don't sell them! I really need to think these thing through..,

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  8. I'd love one of those - it looks so comfortable. My fave spot to sit in our house is a red chair that we bought when we moved in. It sits in the corner of our bedroom and is my reading chair - and it has a cushion beside it on the floor for my dog. Bliss.

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  9. It looks like a comfy and inviting spot. I hope you have more time to use it now. #lifethisweek

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  10. I think your reading beanbag on the deck is the best place of all to sit and read Lydia! #lifethisweek

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  11. Your favourite spot sounds perfect to me, Lydia! A great way to start an Inspiration Flow Day - but if I was in that spot I wouldn't move all day. Especially if I had a good book to read. Have a great week #lifethisweek

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  12. What a perfect little spot!

    SSG xxx

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  13. What a great spot to get into your own headspace and be who your thoughts and nature.

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  14. I'll bet this post made you nostalgic! 6 years on, the tot is a school kid!! Like your backyard very much and so 'big' for inner Sydney. Thank you for linking up for Life This Week. Next week's optional prompt is 12/51 Memories I'd Like To Re-Capture. Denyse

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