As you will probably have gathered from the title I am not the worlds best housewife! I would love to have a beautiful home but I find cleaning the most thankless task in the world. We have a saying, "It's like painting the Forth Rail Bridge", it takes so long to get to the end you have to go straight back to the beginning and start again!
With 5 of us living in a small semi - not to mention the biggest Labrador in the world - I regularly find myself fighting a losing battle. Don't get me wrong, I DO clean, but I would rather be crafting/cooking/reading/blogging or a million other things!! Malcolm helps out, of course (and the kids - I leave their rooms to them) but neither of us is particularly D.I.Y. inclined and money is always thin on the ground!
The upshot of all this is that after 11 years of family life the old homestead is looking more than a little sorry for itself.
Sooo........I'm going to take action!
I am going to give our tiny castle some overdue T.L.C.
Keep tuning in to see how I get on, I would love to here your tips and strategies too :)