So in the last week Freya was 9 months old and in her short lifetime so far, we’ve been on two what I would deem as considerable road trips. One was a trip to Scotland for my grandparent’s 50th wedding anniversary which was definitely the biggie of the two, and the other was for our first family holiday in the Lincolnshire Wolds.
On both occasions, Bob has been completely on top of car care as you can imagine as a first time parent and wanted to minimise any potential hazards especially if it was as a result of poor car maintenance. I don’t have a picture of either of our motor vehicles I’m afraid but instead here’s an amazing picture of my daughter in her car. I’ve included some top tips in this post for ensuring a well maintained motor vehicle.
Spring is the perfect time to clean your home or change it up a bit and now that the weather is beginning to look up some days, I’m trying my best to do both this and be a mum to a crazy-teething 7 month old.
I was lucky enough to receive a fab bundle of goodies from Home Bargains to help me get started with Spring cleaning the house.
I’m not going to be overly optimistic but some house goals we have for Spring/Summer include:
Regularly steam mopping the tiles/laminate flooring. This might seem like a ridiculous one but I’m pretty good at staying on top of hoovering but always forget about the steam mop in the cupboard. I ticked it off the list this morning but I want to make sure I do it at least once a week now that Freya is regularly throwing her food around the house.
Light the Candles in the home and use the diffusers. We have a ton of candles at home and several unopened reed diffusers waiting to be used up. I need to make sure we light the existing ones more often and burn them down so we can get through our stockpile and clear some room in the cupboards.
Deep clean the bathroom. Again I feel pretty confident that I maintain a fairly tidy home as well as being a first time mama but I’d love to deep clean the bathrooms more like I did when I was nesting.
Re-paint the living room and en suite/downstairs toilet. We desperately need to repaint the lounge and have been thinking about a brand new colour rather than touching up the existing paintwork. We also have plans to paint the en suite and downstairs toilet a neutral colour as well as sort the tiling out.
Other plans include jet washing the patio area and repainting some stonework we have round the plants and wallpapering a wall in the spare bedroom. It sounds like a lot of work and trying to do it around Bob working full-time and raising out tiny human will be a challenge but hopefully with nice weather, we can introduce Freya more to our already lovely garden and get some summer toys for her to enjoy. Have you got any plans for a refresh in your home this year?
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As you well know, I recently had my first child and also got married. The fact that I was 5 months pregnant when we got married and then it became all about getting the house baby ready, a honeymoon was basically never an option.
Fast forward to my little girl being 3 months old and we are now starting to plan our first holiday as a family for 2018.
The main things we are looking for in our holiday are:
Good Accommodation with a pool
Flight time of 5 hours or less
Somewhere not too hot since our little one won’t be very old yet
One of the places we have looked at is Majorca.