[AD]Ok the kids are back to school and the summer holiday is over. The weather is cooling, sweaters are coming out of storage and I’m sure I’ve seen a wooly hat this week!
So this means only one thing, it’s time to plan for next summer!
Over the years I’ve stayed in a hotels, apartments and private villas. All have their advantages. But thinking about our first holiday as a family of four (whenever that may be), I’ve been swaying towards a villa holiday.
We love going away with my in-laws. The boys love spending time with their grandparents and we enjoy the adult company. Not to mention the possibility of a date night for me and Joe!
Back in April we headed to Butlins Bognor Regis for our first holiday as Butlins Ambassadors. The week we stayed was one of their Just For Tots weeks which are aimed at under 5’s. It was our last holiday as a family of 3 and we couldn’t wait. One last opportunity to spoil Lamb and spend quality time together before BB arrived. I can honestly say we couldn’t have asked for a better holiday. We absolutely loved it.
Way back when I first started dating my partner we went on our first holiday to Gran Canaria and instantly fell in love. Before Bear came along we were able to take Lamb on 2 holidays abroad. One to mainland Spain and the other to Gran Canaria. We loved it so much the first time we knew we wanted to visit again as a family.
Are you and your partner currently on the verge of starting you own little family? If so, then you’re going to want to turn your house into a home as soon as possible. In order to do this, however, you’re going to have to do more than hang up a few photographs and change the colour scheme — you’re going to have to put some real work in and accept the fact that nothing is going to happen over night.
To find out just what it takes to turn your house into the family home you and your partner have always dreamed of, make sure to read on.
The house that you seek to turn into a home (whether you live there yet or not), will never feel like it is yours if you don’t put your own distinctive mark on it.
Putting your own mark on your house can come in a number of shapes and sizes. It could simply mean rearranging the rooms so that you can make use of them in your own unique way. Or, it could entail you pulling out the moth-eaten carpet that you currently walk upon and replacing it with the golden oak flooring made available at Kens Yard. No matter what lengths you are willing to go to, it’s important that you do something in this instance to make you feel like you actually own your house. Only when you cross this hurdle can you set about turning the building into a family home.
Family homes are spaces in which the adults and kids that live within them can grow and prosper. Such growth and such prospering will never take place in your house, though, if you don’t transform it into a comfortable home.
To make your home far more comfortable, you should:
No matter how aesthetically appealing your house may be, if you don’t resolve to make some special memories within it, it’ll never feel like your home. You should, then, not be afraid to host get-togethers within your abode, especially around the holiday season. When you do decide to throw a few parties, however, just make sure that red wine is kept well away from your new cream carpets!
I hope these tips help you build your dream family home!
* Collaborative post