Q is for Quilon

In England they just don't name the castles. Our home was named Quilon. 
This house, was more than a house. It's where at first I didn't want to live and then later I didn't want to leave. 
And it held my favourite garden. The stone patio with the pond, the secret paths, the lavender beds and the tea house.
Yes... you read that last line correctly. I fished a dead hedgehog out of that pond. My mom thought it was a leaf. She touched it, it was wasn't a leaf.  She freaked out, came screaming into the house and then I, the child, had to scoop it out with a bucket and throw it away. It scared us all. 
I could share so many stories, so many memories from this home. This was the easiest post to write and I got so emotional writing and remembering that house. That house, my bedroom (with the window seat and the most dated curtains ever) in a foreign country that became my country. Oh my heart...it swelled here, found a bigger God here. Quilon holds so much of our family. 


  1. I agree. I miss that "home" too. I am so blessed that our family had that chance because it truly changed our lives and gave us something special that will connect us forever. XOXOX Dad

  2. This just made me want to cry happy and sad tears both. I'm glad the hedgehog got a shout out : )

    This is my favorite line..'Oh my heart...it swelled here, found a bigger God here. Quilon holds so much of our family.' Pass the tissues please.

  3. Beautiful home....I can see why you love and miss it! I think all homes should have names. Have a great weekend!

  4. You are so blessed to have so many wonderful memories and the chance to spread your wings as a world traveler. You certainly are inspirational!

    Your neighbor on the AtoZ Challenge,
    The InfoScouter

  5. What a beautiful home and garden!

  6. What a beautiful home, Shannon! I would have loved to live there too.

  7. Beautiful home, beautiful words. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Your photographs are so beautiful. I would miss that house too!! It's beautiful.
    A to Z-ing to the end
    Peanut Butter and Whine


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