With the publishing of the story about our home and my work, in the Sunday Mail, we have attracted a lot of interest, with plenty of emails, and phone calls both about our home and about our business. The most surprising of all of this interest, came in the form of an email from the grandson of the original owners of our house. It seems that our Pen Y Llechwedd has a secret!
We are in the process of arranging to meet up with the family of the first owners Mr A & Mrs M Johnson, and in doing so, the grandson shared some information that knocked my socks off!
Pen Y Llechwedd, has not always been called that. She had a name before she became Pen Y. This has us most intrigued, why was her name changed, what is the significance, who changed the name?
While chatting about the home we have in common, the grandson also explained that the original purpose of our daughters bedroom was as a breakfast room. We had long thought it was a kitchen, as kitchens were usually built on the veranda’s in older Queenslanders, however knowing that the gorgeous coloured windows were an original feature, fills me with excitement!
This is an old photo to keep the privacy of my daughter. Now being used as a huge bedroom, it is a room of joy and happiness.
One thing is for sure, we are not nearly yet done with learning about our gorgeous home and the people who lived here before us. I look forward to sharing in the stories to come.
Does your home have any secrets? Are you a good secret keeper?