Come and daydream with me.

If I could
Fairytale garden in Venice.

I’ve been tagged by Lisa at Into The Glade to answer a series of “If I Could…” questions, which was started by Jocelyn (love her name) at The Reading Residence. It’s a timely tag because we’ve been doing a bit of daydreaming around these parts lately.

If I could live anywhere…I would live by the sea. Earlier this month it looked like we could get a mortgage big enough to allow us to move, which actually had affordable repayments. Hello Right Move! We found a house by the sea within our budget although it needed A LOT of work. Sadly, when we spoke to a person rather than relying on the internet, it turns out that’s not the case at all and we aren’t going anywhere. It isn’t exactly terrible news as we do like where we are and I think I would miss being able to pop into the city.

Loved this place in Paris.
Loved this place in Paris.

If I could have any home… I would live somewhere either very old or very modern. I loved my flat when I moved in and I loved it when it became our home but when we first brought Freya back it felt more like a prison (because I couldn’t get in and out with her on my own after the c-section without my insides feeling like they might fall out). I fell out of love with it big time and went to stay with my parents. I didn’t want to come back but obviously I had to. I mostly like it again now – and I’m grateful for the roof over my head – although, now there are three of us, it sometimes feels small.

If I could have any garden… I would take ANY garden. Our flat is on the top floor but we are very lucky to have a balcony, which I used to grow veggies on but is now dominated by a sandpit. I’ve tried to make it colourful for Freya with a rainbow flag and fake flowers though. I’d love to be able to open the backdoor and step on to a patio with a bit of grass where Freya could have some toys and maybe a little summer house at the bottom I could use as an office.

If I could be on holiday right now…I would be in Italy. I did an overnight (press trip) on the Orient Express from Rome to Florence and then Venice, which was amazing. While I couldn’t afford to do that now let alone take Freya onboard, I like the idea of seeing the country by train, even though it might not be as grand.

If I could have any job… I’d be a journalist. I really like my job and feel privileged to do it.

If I could have any talent…it would be to write creatively.

If I could live any day again…This is the question I thought about the most. I can think of many days I would live again – some because they were gloriously happy but others because they were sad and I would want to change them. I think the good and the bad have all brought me to this point and it’s pretty good so I’ll say “I wouldn’t” in answer to this one.

If I could have any superpower… I would fly. I’m being selfish with this one because it would mean I could pop across to America and see my brother and nephew any time I wanted.

I’m going to tag some people. Sorry if you’ve done it or don’t want to do it 🙂

Gigi at Widerangingramblings.

Jenni at Odd Socks and Lollipops.

DLB at Newshoundnovelist.

If I haven’t tagged you and you want to do it please feel free to join in and let me know.


12 thoughts on “Come and daydream with me.”

      1. I have just done this one – thanks for thinking of me, I really enjoyed it! Also I was sorry to read about the dream house slipping away, sounds like the fates were against it…the right place will turn up!! xx


  1. Ahhhh love your post and lovely pics too. I’m loving your super-power; how fab would that be. Lovely Lisa tagged me too on this one – love you to pop over and have a read lovely.
    Sammy xxx


  2. Such a lovely post Tara. Seeing Italy from a train sounds lovely. I hope you do get your patio & grass one day, it does make a difference. We didn’t have a garden when the eldest was a baby and I fell out of love with that house too but we couldn’t afford to move for a long time. Thank you for taking part xx


    1. We’re so lucky with the balcony but it was just be nice not to have to go on an expedition to find some grass to play on 🙂 Thank you for inviting me, I really enjoyed it.

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