Tahilla Farm, Tarzan, Mr. H and a Birthday Wish

A few months ago I wrote about the movie inspiration 
I have been drawing on for Tahilla Farm.

Nancy Meyers came to mind with films such as..

You were all unanimous, 
I had made good choices…


Mr. H read my post and went quiet...I could tell something was coming. 

He said: "Actually, I had a few movies of my own in mind."

I said: "Ok, but please tell me the list does not involve Tarzan, 
I have no interest in living in a treehouse.."

He said: "Better than that, the movies I have in mind for Tahilla Farm are…."

I said: "You do realise we own an antique farmhouse don’t you?"

He said: "We are renovating…let’s have fun."


I like to look for the positive in every situation
and decided to think it through rationally, (as you do)
starting with the female leads in his movie suggestions.

Catherine Deneuve in Indochine

Meryl Streep in Out of Africa
Virgina McKenna in Born Free

It was looking promising..except for a slight
detour with a vampire

Peta Wilson in The League of Extraordinary Gentelmen

and I was baffled by The Addams Family..
but then again, maybe not. Afer all, we do have Fred 
as a result of one of Mr. H's expeditions.
It has an Addams family quality to it

Carolyn Jones in The Addams Family

After 27 years, life is anything but dull with Mr. H 
and I can tell you it has been a journey trying to work out 
where we are going with Tahilla Farm. 

The latest "discussion" involved the master bedroom window. 
I often wonder what our architect must think of us…

Mrs. H suggested the bedroom window in the movie... 

Something's Gotta Give

Mr. H suggested the window from the ship in the movie..

Master and Commander

Our builder mentioned the challenge of a curve.
The end result…
we just received the price to build our fantasy window.
We are back to the drawing board.

Maybe that treehouse isn't looking so bad after all?

Maureen O'Hara and Johnny Weissmuller ( 1932) Tarzan the Ape Man

I am writing this post by way of Tahilla Farm in New Hampshire and sending Happy Birthday wishes to Mr. H in Vietnam. Our travels often revolve around his birthday which means he often spends it on his own. This one is for you Mr. H…I have just the spot for that treehouse! ;)

Please join me in wishing 
Mr. H 

The post where it all began

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