The blog will go a little quiet this week, just for a few days …. I’ll have all my children home for a visit from their various watering holes and I just want to make the most of every single oh-so-rare minute.
A lot of you know what I mean. Especially for the new empty-nesters like me, an opportunity to reunite the whole family under the same roof, even it’s only for a couple of days, is a moment to be cherished and for me, a big part of the enjoyment is the anticipation and the preparation.
Of course we all know that ‘home is where the heart is’, and that the most important thing is the people within the four walls, but a few creature comforts never really go amiss.
So as I scooted around the house this week, making plans, making beds, making lists, making cakes, …. I couldn’t help but think about the vitals that make a home just that … a home. The little details that the family will appreciate finding again when they get here.
And I wondered if we’d all put the same things on our ‘home definition list’? So here for you, accompanied by a few pictures of an end of summer bouquet from the garden, is my list of a few things that epitomize home to me … and once I’ve told you mine, will you share your list of the things you do to prepare your home for those you hold dearest?
a full fridge!
flowers in every room, including on bedside tables
beds freshly made with linen sheets
the house ready and spruced
two dogs definitely ready and spruced… who am I kidding? make that just ready!
comfy seating in the garden for lazy afternoons and evenings
a fresh cut lawn
an empty work agenda
meals planned around those favourite dishes
a house full of music
a plate of chocolate brownies on the kitchen table
While the blog may be quiet, I’ll be instagramming each day this week, with pictures of the details that mean home to me under the hashtag #welcomehome. Why don’t you join in and illustrate your list with pictures, it will be fun to see how we all make our home feel welcoming.
Have a lovely week, thank you for reading me.