Be My Guest.

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Has it really been a week since my last post? Where does the time go… it’s the end of January already!

I think that February will also be whizzing by in a hopefully sunny flash as we play host to a lovely succession of visitors from the UK…. first up some VIP’s – my parents, who arrive tomorrow.

I absolutely love having people to stay, be it for a weekend or longer. I love getting the spare bedroom ready & stocking the fridge with lots of yummy food, wine & treats for lazy weekend breakfasts over which you can plan the day ahead.

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One of my favourite things is making the guest bedroom as welcoming, comfortable & inviting as possible. This doesn’t involve much more than a freshly made bed, some fluffy bath towels, fresh flowers, a few magazines & maybe a scented candle.

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I also always make sure that there is some sort of bedside table with a lamp on both sides of the bed, some hanging space  be that hooks on the back of the door, a wardrobe or a hat stand & a mirror.

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Of course none of these little extras are necessary for making someone feel welcome into your home – but even if it is just a mattress on the floor or a pull out sofa bed it isn’t hard to sort out bed linen before hand & have it ready to go when it’s time for bed as there’s nothing more likely to make someone feel like a nuisance when you are running around searching for spare pillows & duvet covers when everyone is tired & wishing they were in bed already.

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Am I alone in this or do you also like to make an effort when people come to stay? What makes you feel welcome when you’re in someone else’s home or is this not something you have ever considered?

Sam x

Images from here.