Glimpses Of My Home


I like to think of this space as being a place for positivity. But seeing as it’s also a glimpse into my little world I can’t simply ignore events that are currently happening in my life – it would just be too weird for me to type away all chipper when the reality is quite the opposite. So, with that said, and as I sit in a hotel room in Belfast waiting for hospital visiting hours to come around again, it would only be fair for me to say that this is a bit of Debbie Downer post… you have been warned.


We all take our parents for granted, I’m sure, but none more so than me. I’ve been incredibly lucky to have had a Mum and Dad that have totally doted on me (and my Sister) and who’ve always supported me no matter what the crazy whim may have been. I had a pretty idyllic childhood and even as an adult have only ever experienced love, kindness and patience from them both. Whilst my Sister and myself no longer live at home we continue to be incredibly close and for that I am thankful – once a team, always a team.


Alongside taking their general parental presence for granted, I’ve probably taken their guaranteed health for granted even more. Perhaps it’s something we all avoid thinking about until we have no choice but to confront it, like the four of us did last Wednesday when my Dad took a turn at work. I won’t go into details but suffice to say his surgery went well and although we are just at the beginning of his recovery process we are all positive my he will be back to his usual self in no time at all.



That’s us you see. Positive to a fault. Especially my Dad. As many, many, many people will attribute he’s a pretty special person and a bit of a legend in our little town of Derry – just try walking down any given street with him and he’s sure to be stopped at least a dozen times. ‘Liked’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Not only that but from our own close, first-hand experience we can honestly say he is the most selfless man we know…. always asking about others – even when he’s just out of major surgery. For real.


So, yes. It’s been a tough week. Emotions have run high and we’re all still in a state of shock but we know we will get there in good time. I may have created a new home with my Husband in Cornwall but I also know that I will always have a home here in Derry with my parents and Sister… it’s a bond that will never be broken.


I’ll leave you then with a few glimpses of our new home in Mousehole (it’s not quite there decoratively speaking but we like it) just because my Dad was so excited to be visiting (they were due to holiday with us until all this craziness kicked off). I know it won’t be long before he’s sitting by that harbour watching the boats bob up and down just like we had planned, and when it eventually happens it definitely will be all the sweeter.


4 responses to “Glimpses Of My Home”

  1. Robin says:

    Oh, sweet girl.

    A similar situation happened to my dad within weeks of my moving to London and it was beyond hard. I broke down in public multiple times just out of pure fear.

    He came through just fine and is completely fine and happy today, and I know it will be the same for your dad.

    Thinking of you, and here if you need to talk! xo

  2. peasoupeats says:

    Thank you so much Robin – each day sees a little improvement and we are positive he will make a full recovery. Thanks for sharing your story… it really helped x

  3. Lisa says:

    Hey there, so sorry to hear about your Dad, I hope he will be back on his feet in no time! I very much liked the pictures (despite the sad topic), it looks very bright and spacious, and so different from your other places, being a bit of a minimalist myself I definitely like this new style best!

    I wish you lots of strength for this difficult time. x

    • peasoupeats says:

      Thanks Lisa, it’s a long way from feeling finished … I do love the light though. Can’t wait until my Dad is well enough to come visit:)

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