Category Archives: 2020 Challenge

Day 356: Update on my 2020 Challenge With 10 Days to Go

I yawned when I wrote this blog title. It’s been a busy, challenging, eventful but also tiring year. I didn’t even know about Covid-19 when I started day 1 of this challenge. I had no idea that I’d be staying … Continue reading

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Day 355: Decluttering the Dining Room Table, and Christmas Shopping With a Difference

For the first time in a while I was able to have a lie in as I had no builders/decorators coming round, no shopping being delivered and nowhere I needed to go. It was a good feeling; however, I did … Continue reading

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Day 354: Exercise, New Lockdown Rules and Hallway Finished

I really had to get out for a walk this morning as my head felt stuffy and achy and I couldn’t concentrate on anything. I ended up jogging some of the way. I was out for 45 minutes and although … Continue reading

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Day 353: A Chaotic Day Means More Self-Care is Needed

As if I haven’t got enough to do, I gave myself the added challenge today to write 18 Christmas cards in 30 minutes and take them to the postbox just before the last collection for second class post before Christmas. … Continue reading

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Day 352: Hallway Walls Finished, and an Evening of Self-Care After Work

Our decorator, Vanessa, worked hard today giving the hallway, stairs and landing another coat of paint and she also started an undercoat on the woodwork including doors. She’s doing a fantastic job and we’re really pleased with it. It looks … Continue reading

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Day 351: Hallway Decorating Continues, and the Lounge Gets a Deeper Clean

After an intense morning of work calls, I was pleased that I had the afternoon off so that I could clear a bit more of the dining room. However, when I walked through the lounge, I decided to change my … Continue reading

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Day 350: Hallway Colour Choices, Lounge Ceiling Fixed and Charity Bags Donated

These are the paint samples that my daughter and I chose yesterday. Vanessa the decorator painted the hallway and landing ceilings today as well as doing some prep work on the walls. She even cleaned the hard-to-reach top window that … Continue reading

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Day 349: A Shock in the Lounge… and Xmas Decs Get New Homes

Just when we thought it was safe to go into the lounge… I popped into the lounge this morning to vacuum the sofa, mop the floor and start moving stuff back, and to my horror I found this mess in … Continue reading

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Day 348: Clearing by Using the Concept ‘Everything Belongs Somewhere’, and Lounge Decorating Finished

Today I faced the mess in the dining room with half excitement and half dread, so…. I decided to just pick each item up one at a time and say to myself ‘Everything belongs somewhere. I’m in no rush today … Continue reading

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Day 347: The Lounge Gets a Makeover and the New Loft Hatch and Ladder Is Fitted

We had quite a bit of work done around the house today. First to arrive was the carpenter and his son to fit the loft hatch. We ended up with a new ladder as well quite by chance. All we … Continue reading

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