Happy New Year and welcome to my blog! If you are reading this, may I extend to you an over-enthusiastic and completely inappropriate virtual hug! (No? O.k, let’s pretend that never happened and move on…)
Over the past couple of years, one of my (many!) new years resolutions has been to start a blog of my own, a happy little piece of the internet which I can call mine. A place where I can share with whoever might be interested, my
o bsession passion for all things ‘home.’ For me, home is about the people I love, the things with which we choose to surround ourselves and the ever-evolving maintenance of an environment in which we can all be happy, keep up with the demands of family life and continue to carve out time to just ‘be’ together.
My aim is to share my trials (and errors!) in home style, design and decoration, my thoughts on the joys and challenges we face as parents, off-spring, siblings, friends and partners in crime and to try to bring some order to my own
life home in the process! That sounds like a big ol’ new year’s resolution to me! I would be over the moon to think that anyone out there wanted to share this journey with me but if not, well, then I will look back and smile on all those things which made me feel warm and fuzzy inside and feel a sense of great achievement that this year, one of my resolutions actually happened!
So, where do I start? Well, as it happens, I have spent the last week elbow deep in organisation (is there a better way to start a new year?!) My children, who are 10 and 7, were the excited recipients of some new bedroom furniture for Christmas (we like to challenge Santa and his sleigh in this house!) So, once boxing day had come and gone, it was nose to the grindstone to get that furniture assembled and in situ. One small problem (aside from the fact that I had developed a horrible cold overnight.) Our children’s bedrooms were full to bursting with…stuff! The more I pulled out drawers and storage boxes, the more overwhelming the task ahead seemed to be. So, while I left hubby assembling the furniture, I took to the impossible task of sorting through every tiny item my children had chosen to ferret away over the last goodness knows how long. Excited to hear how this story turned out? Well, stay tuned my friend. I look forward to sharing with you the painstaking processes involved in getting on top of this task and of course, the ‘after’ photographs (if I EVER get to the end of it!)
So, what do you think? Are you in?