|Photo: Neil Kennedy|
I am sensitive to how places feel and have chosen my homes bearing this in mind. Even in places where the atmosphere is generally good I've noticed that this can be temporarily disrupted, say if a person is unpleasant when they visit. Residual tension seems to hang around for a while after they've left the premises as well.
I hope visitors to Lovelygrey Cottage get good vibes here. I've tried to create a happy, safe place where people can relax and share with me and Lou. One of the reasons I believe that it feels good here is that it is relatively clean, tidy and uncluttered. It's not been Feng Shunned to within an inch of its life because I know diddly squat about the system. What I do know is that a tidy ordered house reflects my brain state. It works both ways. If I'm stressed the house soon looks like a small tsunami has passed through. Conversely a cluttered, untidy environment causes me to get fretful.
Packing up a home to move inevitably causes disorder. So I'm being extra specially careful to preserve a little bit of sanctuary at a time when bits of the house, because of the sorting and packing process already look as if a bomb has gone off. My bedroom has been cleared in advance of the other room. All extraneous clutter has now been cleared. It'll will be my little haven where I can shut the door on all the chaos over the next few weeks and study, sleep and make plans for a much simpler small space future.