Today, and after quick jaunt to the seaside town of Bridlington this morning with the younger children, we were once again London Bound, our relaxing weekend visit with family over. We said our goodbyes and headed off, stopping on the way to briefly visit more family members, before heading back to London, me with the knowledge that I had the remainder of the cleaning ahead of me when I got home, in time for the arrival of the first of our visitors this week, on Monday lunchtime. I had made a start on the house cleaning in the couple of days before we left to go to Yorkshire. The recent rounds decluttering that I've been doing had definitely helped make it a little easier. By the time I'd come away, I'd cleaned the living room and 2nd reception room. I'd washed and left all the sofa and other cushion covers drying, to replace when I get back home. The guest bedroom was ready, and the stairs and landings have been hoovered.
When I got back home at 8.30pm tonight, after unloading the car, I set to putting all the cushion covers back on. In the morning it's bathroom, toilet and
kitchen cleaning and Little Bird's room needs a hoover, the bed needs
changing and another one making up for one of our guests, plus the food shopping, of course. It's going to be a bit of a marathon
to get everything done, so I knew that I'd have to hit the ground running on
getting home on Sunday night. Hopefully, I'll manage to do everything that
needs doing and if not, I've done my best to make my home a welcoming
Later this week, we're hoping to have a visit
from my brother-in-law and nephew, who are over here from Australia and are
flying back out there on Thursday. It will be good to see them for the first
time in 4 years, since we visited them in Brisbane. Unfortunately, my sister couldn't come over on
this visit, as her youngest son is at school and couldn't get
away. It's been nice to be in regular contact with her over the last
couple of weeks in relation to their visit and she's be keeping me
informed by email of all their movements and news whilst they've been
here. They seem to have had a good time travelling to visit
friends and relatives and watching their favourite football team, in various parts of the country.
I may find it difficult to find time to blog this week on account of our visitors, so please excuse my absence. I'll be back blogging regularly towards the end of the week.