The fam­ily is the essence of the home

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JUDY and I have four gen­er­a­tions of my son’s fam­ily ar­rive to­day from the Nether­lands, for a three week stay!

We are so ex­cited. We are work­ing flat out to make sure the gar­den looks great (the re­cent rains helped a lot), the house is “spick and span” and we have the right con­fig­u­ra­tion of beds to ac­com­mo­date ev­ery­one. We will be ready for them.

We feel so priv­i­leged that our chil­dren want to share our home with their friends and fam­ily. We are look­ing for­ward to cook­ing to­gether, get­ting to know the fam­ily bet­ter and share our plans for the fu­ture. Ev­ery­thing seems pos­si­ble when we are to­gether. It re­minds me of a quote by Churchill:

“Ev­ery day you may make progress. Ev­ery step may be fruit­ful. Yet there will stretch be­fore you an ever-length­en­ing, ever-as­cend­ing, ever-im­prov­ing path. You know you will never get to the end of the jour­ney. But this, so far from dis­cour­ag­ing, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”

This quote is so ap­pro­pri­ate for the work we do on our homes.

Each time we make an im­prove­ment we seem to no­tice some­thing else that needs fix­ing or im­prov­ing. It may be an op­por­tu­nity to just ex­per­i­ment.

What­ever the rea­son, you have sat­is­fac­tion of stretch­ing your­self, feel­ing the sat­is­fac­tion of a job well done. The more we put into our home the more it will re­ward you.

I look for­ward to hear­ing what you do to keep your home fresh and how it re­wards you. Please con­tact me on

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