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But as the saying goes, home is where the heart is. And now that I have a piece of my heart running around in the form of a one year old boy, reigning havoc wherever he goes, I've finally realised that home is not made by the fancy furniture and perfect, uncluttered house. It is actually the little details and imperfections that make a place home....things like the sound of laughter, books piled high on a shelf, family photos lining the wall, the smell of cooking, conversations that flow while breaking bread.
My home is far from the picture perfect house of my dreams but it is the place where Alexander said his first words, laughed for the first time and crawled on all fours, chasing after Frankie. It is the place where Stu and I fought and said angry words to each other, but also the place where we eventually kissed and made up. It is in my kitchen where I failed miserably at making semolina cake but hey, that's where (according to Stu) the best Sunday roasts are made. And that, to me is what makes a place home.
What makes a place home to you?