How is Spain?
I love this question. I love more how the answer changes the longer we are here. We've been here about 7 months and have experienced a bit of the city life and are now experiencing the rural life. I am quite surprised at how well and how quickly we have adapted to rural living.
What is really neat to observe is how this rural house functions so much better than the city flat and to see how much more we are enjoying our home space. I would say the biggest difference is that the rural house is newer and has modern luxuries that makes family life so much easier. The floor plan also functions so much better whereas the last place was compartmentalized in strange ways where there were literally parts of the house we never even used.
Maybe we just found the right size home for our family of 3+1 dog. Maybe we just really like the afternoon breeze that blows through the house midday. Who knows. But some days we never even leave the house and just enjoy a whole lot of hyyge.
What we learn in interior design school is to create this exact experience for the inhabitants of a space. A space where days are timeless, where you don't get itchy to leave and where your front door is always welcoming guests, and even better when they stay the weekend.
Life on the hill is good and we worked really hard and thoughtfully to get here.
As I type this tonight I am engulfed in hypnotic sounds of two live DJ's and stacks and stacks of vinyls. I've got a new pot of bone broth stewing into the night and the baby has been fast asleep for hours. I'm not even rereading what I'm typing to check for any grammatical errors, I'm just typing as I feel.
Time to put a pizza in the oven and then enjoy the music. Love to you all.