I am signing off for the holiday season. I hope by the time that you are reading this, your bellies are full, your presents unwrapped, and your children quietly playing with their gifts and tidying up after themselves (when it comes to the latter, a girl can only dream....).
Perhaps most importantly, here's to wishing you all magical things in the new year. May you find the discipline to do less of the things that make you feel bad (procrastinating, gossiping, eating junk food, arguing needlessly with your spouse....), and find the courage to do more of the things that make you feel good (being kind, exercising, sleeping more, trying new things.... ) . Or whatever it is that's right for you.
As for me, I have many hopes for 2008. Perhaps my biggest is to move into a new house at Peacock Pavilions. Years of rented homes are taking their toll. (Do you remember my house insomnia? ) We're still quite a ways away, but I thought I would give you a glimpse of how things are shaping up.
See you in the new year.
Maryam in Marrakech
The private space of our house - here will be the bedrooms. Our bedroom is on the top floor, flanked by terraces and with covered, public walkways in front. No doors and windows yet. But look at all the arches running down the halls - so pretty. They will all face out on the pool. Some day, some day....
Our house is shaped like an L. Here you can see where the private space joins the public space. My office is in the tower (oh yay!).
Here is the roof over the public space, with the beautiful petaled dome with its peep holes that architect husband Chris has designed. Didn't I marry the right man?
All the terraces on the roof link up for over 2000 sq feet of terrace. It's an incredible party space, perhaps for those who want to have a special event at Peacock Pavilions. There's a rooftop kitchen, a rooftop bathroom and plenty of room for a bar and a band. What do you think? A crazy blog party.....? Will you come?
A view from the front with the beloved olive trees.
Merry, merry, darling blog friends. Thank you so much for your ongoing support and friendship.
P.S. Still looking for kind couriers coming to Marrakech. I have oodles of things to bring out for Peacock Pavilions. If you have extra room in one of your suitcases, please let me know, and I will ship stuff right to your door. Would love to meet up when you are here for a mint tea. Thank you.