The Castle

A man’s home is his castle.


The Kerrigans in front of their castle. Image source.

Today I called the hubby Darryl Kerrigan because of his latest home improvement project – putting an extra toilet in our laundry.

He isn’t entirely a Kerrigan because he does finish jobs and hires actual tradies, but his love of his Castle is so endearing.

In a middle class society of today obsessed with interior design, renovation shows and lifestyle magazines (me included!), it is so easy to get caught up in ‘wanting more’ and not appreciating the home you already have, no matter its shortcomings.

We overlook the love, pride and the ultimate blessing of having a safe home with running water and electricity.

Now I’m not saying it is wrong to want to improve things or fulfil your vision of your abode – in fact I’m all for it! But it is nice to stop once in a while and be thankful for what you have – shelter that carries memories of love, laughter, and even the hard times in its walls. Somewhere to have as a refuge after an awful day in the outside world.

It doesn’t matter if you rent, have a mortgage, or own your pad. If it is a one room studio or mansion. Whether you live alone or are in a share house. Home is where the heart is.

In the wise words of Darryl “It’s not a house, it’s a home”.

What do you love most about your Castle? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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  1. Well said!! A timely reminder to be grateful for what we have. I asked my three year old what her favourite thing about our house was. She replied, “our photos and playing together”, so I guess it’s what goes on inside these tired, well used, fingerprinted walls that really matters.

    • Thanks Emma!
      What a lovely thing for Miss Three to say. Makes me feel a bit better about the mess that always creeps in to my home – in the end the kids don’t care 🙂
      Thanks for sharing x

  2. What a great point. I spend too much time wishing my one-bedroom apartment was bigger and not enough time appreciating it. When I think about what I love most about my home, I can’t decide, there are many things. It’s definitely the memories created inside that matter most x

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