June 07, 2004

Pssst...Wanna See My World?

Here are a few pictures of our house, the area by where I work, and little parts of my life that make me smile.

This is Saint Paul's Cathedral, in the heart of London. It's also the view from one of the buildings that I go to on a weekly basis.

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It's a lovely view, but perhaps not as impressive as this one, which I pass everytime I walk to work from Waterloo Station, which I like to do.

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You can see why I love it so much-the London Eye, Parliament, Big Ben. Overwhelming, and the day I stop appreciating it is the day I know I'll need to leave. But it still knocks me off my feet every time I see it.

And this is the inside of Waterloo, a station which I think is actually quite nice. Wanna' take a train to Paris? Brussels? Whitney Houston? This is the place.

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This is our local train station, the one that takes me to home. See the figure at the end of the platform? Yup, that's my boy, waiting to pick me up.

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And this is the front of our beloved house. The door that's open? That leads into the living room. Notice the new satellite dish? Oh yeah. I'm in heaven.

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This is the living room, with the iron stove and the bright light that sneaks in through the windows.

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And these are my two prides and joys-Mr. Y, and our plasma TV. Here is Mr. Y installing what he calls our "big fuck-off" surround sound.

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This is our (thus far) empty dining room. It has a gorgeous fireplace and original cabinet in the corner, and you can see a bit of the hardwood floors that I love so much.

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This is the kitchen, back door open to the back garden, where we have a table and chairs, lots of herbs and flowers, and a line that I use to dry our clothes outside. Nothing smells so lovely as crisp clothes that have been dried in the sun, I just love it.

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Almost done now. This is the bedroom, complete with the lovely high bed and the sash window that oozes with fresh air.

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This is the study and the view out the window. In the window is the suncatcher I have carried with me from Greece, and on the PC a pic from our trip to Scotland.

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Finally this is the cricket green in town, where they play cricket on the weekends.

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This is my life. It's a small house on a cricket green, a man with big strong arms, and a little slice of happiness for me.


PS-The Best of Me Symphony is up here. Check it out, and say hi to Jim-he just lost his job, and I know how that feels-all the support you can get is essential to trying to keep on going.

Posted by Everydaystranger at June 7, 2004 09:23 AM | TrackBack

Brilliant H.

Didn't see any West End pix...

Posted by: Curator at June 9, 2004 05:06 AM

Helen, you have such a lovely home. However, your bed gave me a giggle as my 4 year old has the same bed, twin size of course. I hope you and Mr. Y truly enjoy your new home and that awesome plasma tv!

Posted by: Kate at June 8, 2004 06:55 PM

What a perfectly cozy little retreat you have!

Posted by: Jenn at June 8, 2004 01:58 PM

I see what you were talking about now. That place looks supremely cozy. I'm reminded of a Bar Harbor bed and breakfast. With a plasma TV and fuck-off surround sound. Sort of a dichotomy of worlds there. Very nice.

Posted by: Jim at June 8, 2004 01:10 PM

Nice place, Helen :)

Posted by: croxie at June 7, 2004 06:55 PM

What Mike the Marine said! Great digs, a happy you... it's all working out : )

Posted by: Annette at June 7, 2004 06:42 PM

oo, how fun! thanks for the peek! your home looks so light and airy and cozy.

Posted by: kat at June 7, 2004 06:40 PM

It's lovely! Thank you so much for sharing a slice of what makes life happy for you.

Posted by: Lisa at June 7, 2004 03:26 PM

What?... Happiness and normalcy abound in the world of the Everyday Stranger, you say? It can't be! Quick... to the Giddy-mobile!

Yay Helen! Nice digs. Glad to hear that things are going well. Oh by the way - nice toys. That tv rocks and the computer looks kickass too.

Posted by: Mike the Marine at June 7, 2004 03:22 PM

no pics of you an simon and mista y?

Posted by: pylorns at June 7, 2004 03:10 PM

Very nice Helen =)

Love the pics, and love the new place and the views. The only thing better than a huge lawn is a huge lawn someone else waters and mows!

I know I am probably alone on this one, but I would walk right past the plasma TV to get at that wall sized LCD on your computer.

Glad you are having fun, you deserve it!

Posted by: Dane at June 7, 2004 02:58 PM

This is lovely. It's easy to see why Whitney Houston won out in the end.

Posted by: Gudy at June 7, 2004 02:42 PM

It's all so very beautiful. Sad to think how many people just walk on by and never notice it all.

Posted by: emily at June 7, 2004 02:17 PM

Very, very cool. Happy you're happy.

Posted by: Kyle at June 7, 2004 02:17 PM

Awwwwwwwww. I've always loved Whitney Houston!

Posted by: zeno at June 7, 2004 01:40 PM

Finally, pictures of the plasma TV! When can I visit?

I'm happy for you being happy, little flame.

Posted by: Paul at June 7, 2004 01:38 PM

An awesome introduction to your world. Thanx Helen. Your house is immaculate.

Posted by: Marie Freeman at June 7, 2004 01:14 PM

It's about time we finally got to see your beloved.

I've been dying to see just what that plasma TV looked like. It's beautiful!

Posted by: Easy at June 7, 2004 01:14 PM

Thanks for sharing the pictures. It's realy quite lovely. It almost makes the half-assed train privatization worth it, huh? :)

Posted by: Random Penseur at June 7, 2004 11:28 AM

Ooh... it's just lovely, I can see why you love it so much...thanks for letting us into your home! :)

Posted by: nisi at June 7, 2004 10:44 AM

"Fuck-off" is the only kind of sound system to get. I'm looking forward to the photos of you playing cricket!

Posted by: Simon at June 7, 2004 10:25 AM

looks gorgeous, Helen! are we invited? :)

Posted by: melanie at June 7, 2004 10:21 AM
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