November: When I Go Home, It’s an Easy Way to be Grounded

A Cottage In Chipping Campden, UK

A Cottage In Chipping Campden, UK

When I go home, it’s an easy way to be grounded. You learn to realize what truly matters.

Tony Stewart, Nascar Driver

Some of the lovliest homes are the thatched cottages in the UK! Don’t you agree?

Thatching is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge, rushes, or heather, layering the vegetation so the water flows away from the inner roof. It is a very old roofing method and has been used in both tropical and temperate climates. Thatch is still employed by builders in developing countries, usually with low-cost, local vegetation.

In developed countries it is now the choice of some affluent people, who desire a rustic look for their home or would like a more ecologically friendly roof, or who have purchased an originally thatched cottage.

To me, November is everything about the home. We are preparing our homes for the shorter days and longer dark nights; settling in so to speak with a good book and a cup of cocoa in front of the fire. November is also all about the family and food and sharing. So through November I will share tidbits about the home and some fascinating photos of homes around the world. Enjoy!

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