So here we are - a new blog and a new beginning. A very warm welcome to NEUTRAL TERRITORY - my English blog. Many of you will know that I have recently returned from Australia to spend a year or so back in England in our little cottage. Most of the time the dear cottage has been empty. Friends and family have used it and my daughter has stayed here on occasions too but for the main part it has been a little unloved and dare I say it, neglected. Well, that's what it felt like when I put my key into the front door on my return. So, what to do...? First of all I put the heating on (high) to give the house a thorough warm through and also at the same time flung open all the windows.
|Flowers were added - these actually were sent from my husband (now will be known as Mr NT!) who is back in Australia - he knows exactly what I like.|
|Plenty of fruit in the fruit bowl too, always makes a house more homey....|
|And more flowers still, 'more is more' I say....|
|Scented candles were lit. This one I bought when we visited Paris last November from Astier de Villette.|
So with these small changes the cottage soon felt like home again and more like our place. Of course we also aired the beds (with warm hot water bottles) and I have thoroughly cleaned into every nook and cranny and have used lemon oil on dusters high into the corners to help deter any spiders from returning... Did you know that spiders hate lemon? I read this handy hint somewhere.
Anyway, please adjust your blogs to this new one and follow me if you so desire - the more the merrier and I wonder who will be my first follower? And thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming with me back to England.
Have you got any wonderful ideas (well, I know you will have) for turning a house into a home?