Thursday, 5 November 2009
Holmes on Homes
Mike Holmes is an American builder and his TV show helps people out with building or renovations that someone else has botched up. He is very conscientious and always leaves his customers happy.
One thing that has always irritated me about the programme is that they call it a home right off.
Now to me a house does not become a home until you make it one, yet to them all houses are instantly homes. Okay so it is probably a play on words but it's just wrong.
Then I went over to America, to Massacheusetts. All the houses I saw were well spaced apart in their own bit of land. They weren't uniform either, some were facing forward, some to the side and none of them were the same.
Travelling in the car watching the scenery go by I began to realise, they were actually homes, not just houses. Each one was an individual and looked different from its neighbour.
Perhaps Mike Holmes was right after all and it took me going over there to realise it.
Posted by Karen J Mossman