The ever hilarious Tania of Myrtle and Eunice is this weeks worthy theme queen for My Place and Yours. The theme is Wherever I lay my Hat thats My Home. ( yes, I have that song in my head now thankyou Tania and Paul Young)
You see when I was young and full of bravado and travelling across Europe by myself at age 19, I saw, in the window of a shop - the most beauiful thing I had ever seen... a wall hanging full of embroidery and little mirrors and all odd bits of cloth that I thought was the most exquisite thing ever. I also saw the price tag was $1200. Totally out of my reach. I showed then older, wiser (!?!) boyfriend Mark, who, I was niavely impressed with ( god I was so young and so in awe of him- I actually slipped down a flight of stairs the first time I saw him so overwelmed by him was I- *cringe* he had been everywhere he was English and had travelled overland from Australia, Iraq, Afghanastan, had amazing stories to tell of crazy, wild and daring escapades etc etc ) who remarked in what was to be a life changing moment " yeah you get them from India for about $20, but you can't go to India by yourself, you will get hassled by the locals - I met some girls (yeah I bet you bloody did!) who were travelling alone in India and I thought they were very brave".
Hmmm... a seed was planted that grew and grew until very soon after I decided- before I returned home to Australia I would go to India BY MYSELF. I would be one of those "brave girls.' AND I would get myself one of those exquisite wall hangings. Simple.