At the moment life at dots and spots HQ is just soooooo busy that something has to give and at the moment it's my poor house that is suffering.
I look back at these photos with longing - a tidy, sorted house, so today I have to give the place a tidy up as I can't stand the mess any longer.
I try and keep the 3 main rooms downstairs dots and spots free as everyone has to be in this space but a huge roll of bubble wrap adorns the dining room and all the display boards are propped up in the sitting room. A pile of orders stack up in the hallway ready for collection and posting and general piles of 'stuff' seem to have sprung up everywhere!
Having lived in boarding accommodation for 7 years previously, when we at last got this house, it became a show home, but quite quickly the reality of family life runs it's course and it has that 'lived in' feel any family home should have.
The children are in charge of keeping their rooms tidy now they are 10 and very nearly 8! A small bribe of pocket money sometimes helps and lessens the moaning but they most certainly appreciate their own space!
The only room not to be affected by the madness of dots and spots is the bathroom - often the quietest and calmest room in the house, the views over Collett Park are beautiful and is the place to go if you need a little peace and quiet!
The hardest point at the moment is running a business from the home without one taking over from the other. Finding the balance is always tricky but this business only works from being based at home! If I can ignore the piles of boxes, bubble wrap etc and stop it all invading the main part of the house then I am happy, but having been so busy these past few weeks, things have slipped so today is tidy up day at dots and spots HQ - time to readdress the balance of home / business!
HOME SWEET HOME!