Category Archives: Life

When I’m 90

My dad turned 90 yesterday and he’s a picture of health, has a great sense of humour and is one of the kindest people I know. I’m 53 years old and healthy enough, but how do I ensure that I … Continue reading

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Finding the Joy in Everyday Moments

I felt a bit overwhelmed this morning with what I needed to get done around the house, and so I stopped to listen to the Daily Calm meditation for 10 minutes as I knew that it would help. It was … Continue reading

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A Facial, A Walk and An Hour in the Garage

I was very grateful that SAKS, my local beauty salon, could fit me in for a facial this morning. It was totally relaxing and not having had one for nearly a year, I thoroughly enjoyed the pampering experience which included … Continue reading

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A New Year and a New Outlook on Clearing

“Clearing is an inside job that begins and ends with you” says Stephanie Bennett Vogt in her book A Year for You. It’s one of three books that she’s written and I’ve read the other two. I got this one … Continue reading

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The Mice are Helping Me Decide What to Get Rid of

I’m starting to feel a bit like Cinderella. Every time I feel fed up about something (in my case it’s usually relating to mess and clutter, not because I have to sleep in the attic 😀), I find that the … Continue reading

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A Reason to Take Regular Breaks Every Day

We have all experienced burnout in our lives at one time or another, but if we knew how to prevent this, surely we would try it wouldn’t we? It’s quite common to say that we’ll rest at the end of … Continue reading

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The Mice Can’t Get in (I Don’t Think)

Six months ago, I saw this tiny mouse staring at me outside the back door and then scurrying away. This was a couple of weeks after we’d had Rentokil in tracking and removing mice in our loft, I smiled to … Continue reading

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Feeling Grateful For My Old Lawnmower

When the red plastic bit fell off my lawnmover a few years ago, I couldn’t find the long bolt/screw thing that attached to it anywhere, so I taped the long handle back on with all sorts of different sticky tapes … Continue reading

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A Fresh Coat of Paint Can Change the Whole Feel of a Room

It’s been a little hectic around here lately but as we’ve had a couple of months of getting more rooms decorated, I’m starting to feel a bit more organised. Early September we had our kitchen/dining room redecorated and it’s brought … Continue reading

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An Exciting New Loft Space to Organise

Yesterday I was feeling a bit anxious because of all the things I had on my to do list. My main focus after work was to remove the Christmas decorations and suitcases from the loft and bag up any final … Continue reading

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