This is my first trip back to The Island since Mum and Dad left for Saudi Arabia the first time around, nearly six years ago. There had been some talk of them selling this house and setting up base somewhere else but coming back here I'm so glad they've decided to stay. The house is in a great location with sea views and will be beautiful again after Papa has finished with it, he's already taking "bookings" for summer visitors and is getting quite full with me and my friends alone!
I love visiting my parents houses, wherever they are living there are always some new treasures to discover, like the two beauties above! How amazing is the praying mantis? Who on earth makes an ornamental praying mantis? Somewhere in the house there is also an ornamental spider which belonged to my Grandmother and used to terrify me, I'll see if I can find it.
As I said everything is a little up in the air as the house is being totally overhauled, there are wrapped up rugs, vases, urns, furniture and all sorts of different wonderful things all over the place just waiting to be unvieled. This house was beautiful when Dad finished decorating it the first time round, due to an unfortunate rental incident (do not rent to "friends") it's been trashed and he has to start over again but this does give them the opportunity to rethink and redo everything. I can't wait to see it all finished with everything unwrapped and out on display.
Papa and I spoke to Mum on Skype earlier and she mentioned more jewellery boxes for me to have a rumage through! How spoilt am I? Ossie Clark and more jewellery in one visit, can't be bad. There was a package from Wallpaper Rose waiting for me when I arrived which contained my gorgeous Golden Snitch necklace. The weird thing is the handwriting on the envelope looked like my Papa's, so much so that Papa thought he'd posted me something himself and couldn't work out why he'd sent it to his own address!
I hope you are all having a fab weekend?
Lots of Love