Home from home: the little things count
Judy and I attended our nephew’s wedding – the last of four in his family.
The wedding was fantastic; very happy, wonderful speeches and memorable.
But it is not the wedding that I am writing about.
We were a little reticent to leave home over this busy time in the garden and especially after all the rain we have enjoyed during September.
However, it didn’t take long after we had arrived to “forget” our responsibilities and be absorbed into another family and someone else’s home.
Rather than fretting over what we weren’t doing at home, we got inspired by lots of new ideas for our home and garden.
It is surprising how parochial we become. Travelling allows us to see new colours, appreciate different shapes and experience different flavours.
We have experienced all of these here . . . in spades!
In addition to all the new physical experiences we enjoyed, the most important was arriving in an environment where everyone was so generous with their time and their enthusiasm to spoil us . . . and I love being spoilt. Big, happy, family meals, lots of laughter and lots to do.
We have felt loved, not least by the children who are so energetic and inquisitive and bounding with energy. An absolute joy for a “grand uncle”.
So what I will take home with me is the importance of making one’s guests feel special. I will also try and introduce new ideas of how to make our guests really enjoy our home and the area we live in.
More often than not, it is just the little things that make all the difference.
Please tell me what you bring back from your travels and how it will change the way you enjoy your home.
I look forward to hearing from you on or 082-653-5643.