The family is the essence of the home
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