but enough about me...... no actually let's talk some more about me.....
(Not enough to stay in town during the weekend though - he is high tailing it out with our boys - no need to inflict undue trauma!)
So I merrily invited and offered and I'm actually rather excited to be meeting you and hosting you (just a heads up we don't have 60 chairs and I think we can probably all just fit but forgive me if you spend the night sitting on the toilet because it's the only place left to sit or stand )... and then I stopped to think.... gosh I guess people will be linking me and my home together. I know this because I do the same all the time - I love to look at what people hang on their walls and the books they have in their shelves..... but then I got all girly about it and thought what if people think things that aren't correct.
I love my home and I think it is lovely but I want you to know I'd still have wanted you over in our last place which was less white and more fake wood veneer everywhere (even on the back of the doors - a little like a sauna with clothes on)..... and I'm actually pretty stoked that everything in our home is second hand, or we are babysitting it, or we were given it or (which I am most proud of) I made it or someone I love made it....... maybe you will think it is 'nicer' than your home or maybe you wouldn't want to live here but I guess I wanted to point out that for me hospitality is in the warmth of the welcome and the joy in your coming. And I hope you feel both those things....
I want you to know if I was visiting your home I wouldn't be levelling it against my own I'd be asking does this home feel loving and welcoming and does it tell a story, in the little details (not the expensive designer stuff), about the people who live in it.... and that is what I hope my home does too.
I also write this long and waffly post because I'm sure some of you are feeling just the same about
your lack of followers,
your inconsistent posting,
your lack of craft.....
the fact that you have no freaking idea what HTML is (maybe that's just me?)
..... and I want you to know I'm thrilled you are coming because you are interesting, because you have a story, because you are a blogger (big or small) and whatever our differences or common ground I'll be doing my best to meet the woman behind initial impression.....
So please say you'll come to this weekend with an open heart - ready to accept and be accepted.
and to my home expecting to be warmly welcomed (apologies if I flit about and don't get to have a proper conversation - or if I do the opposite - I can be a little unpredictable)
and I'd also really like it if you just made yourself a tea or coffee because I often forget to offer and really I mean it when I say help yourself!
..... and if the loo needs a quick scrub I won't be offended if you do that either :o) no I really won't
how about you????