The kids come by spur-of-the-moment, and I usually love it when they come. There are aspects of the house designed for the kids. It’s got a little loft, so there’s a ladder. So Otto, my grandson, goes up there once in a while. Or we have some quiet time. Sometimes I get out some of the children’s books that I brought with me and we can sit down and read a book. And that’s good for him because he’s got so much extra energy. So being calm and quiet is good for him.
Any advice for creating a home you love? My advice is to think about creating a simple space that is both functional and has room for the items from your life that have emotional value. It can be small — very small — as long as it has room for memories both old and yet to come. And it should be easy to clean.
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? A vase and flowers. Occasionally I get flowers from my niece Freya’s flower shop, Brother and Sisters Flowers. Wherever I live, I always have flowers.