Spring Cleaning

As I write this, I am sat on the balcony of our holiday apartment here in beautiful Puerto de Mogán, Gran Canaria.  It’s one of my favourite places to be – it’s about 23 degrees, but I’m in a shady space and there’s a refeshing, cool breeze.  I love our yearly pilgrimage to the sun, to get away from London and the busy lives with have there (as awesome as they are!).  Then why am I blogging, you may ask?

Well, first things first, I love blogging, and having the chance to write while not also finding time to be writing exam papers / planning reports / cleaning house / doing one of the other hundred things I seem to always have on my to-do list is a real treat.  And Matthew is happily watching the Grand Prix (something he loves to do), so an hour or two writing and reading is my idea of fun.

Another thing I like to do on holiday (geek alert!) is plan, and get organised.  For me having time to do this is a real boon, and I find having an hour or two of ‘work’ actually makes me more relaxed while I’m away.  So I bring my diary and fill it in ready for the term to come.  I make lists.  I research upcoming projects for school, shop around for resources and display ideas.  I spend a little time connected to the real world, getting stuff done….and then I go find a cocktail, or go for a walk on the beach, or sit on the balcony with Matthew, chatting and giggling.

Oh, I am going to plan the heck out of this week! #geek

One of the things I’m working out is the spring cleaning I want to do at home this month and next.  I love our house but if we don’t keep on top of things it can get a little overwhelming!  We’ve definitely got into a rhythm with day-to-day, week-to-week chores (I have mad laundry and ironing skillz, Matthew tends the garden and hoovers like a legend!), but other jobs need to be done as part of a spring clean.

The list, right now

There are so many things I’d like to do – sort out my study, invest in a steam cleaner for all those laminate floors (and the little paw prints that tend to adorn them all too often!), paint the kitteh house in our garden (a teeny tiny structure they have to cosy up in if we ever need to claim the dining room for the humans!), donate a bunch of clothes, rearrange a tonne of things – we’ve been in our house almost a year now and I’m itching to get a few things sorted!

How about you?  Has the spring cleaning bug hit yet?


  1. Relyn Lawson
    14th April 2013 / 9:39 pm

    OH! Have a marvelous holiday. And, no. It hasn't hit yet. But I can feel it lurking nearby.

  2. Riot Kitty
    14th April 2013 / 9:54 pm

    I do spring cleaning all year long! When I was little, I was a packrat, but awhile ago that changed big time 😉

  3. Christielli
    15th April 2013 / 1:54 am

    I think I still have to do 2012's spring cleaning…I love how organized you are with your lists and all. Glad that you are having a great and relaxing (and exciting!) holiday.

  4. Siobhan
    15th April 2013 / 12:02 pm

    I really want to do more Spring Cleaning but the weather keeps putting me off. Have cleaned the french windows (which need cleaning again as it snowed straight after that) and done some bits but the thing with cleaning is it always needs doing!

  5. Richard C. Lambert
    17th October 2015 / 6:24 am

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    14th March 2016 / 12:49 am

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