The house we grew up in
Lisa Jewell had great trouble picking one winner from the fabulous entries, but she eventually decided on eatyourveg (number five in the carousel). Lisa explained her choice, saying:
"I love the brilliant accents of the white house, the white confirmation dress and the white daisies scattered across the bright green lawn. White was so much whiter in those days and blue was so much bluer. I also love the bittersweet tribute to the house itself, the sense that the house itself is irrelevant, it's the lives being lived inside its walls that make it a home."
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My father built the Devon house I grew up in. In the mid-70s we moved to a tiny village, the highest point between Exmoor and Dartmoor. My childhood was like The Good Life-meets-Enid Blyton. This picture was taken on the winter day the first fire was lit - no floorboards, no windows, snow outside. A magical moment when the house finally felt like home. katelordbrown