Category Archives: Life

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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Getting Motivated to Clean the Bathroom Clutter and Grime

I usually have a bath in the evening, but yesterday I had an early morning one instead and because it was light (can’t have a candlelit bath in the morning, ha ha) I noticed yukky mouldy marks on the ceiling … Continue reading

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Finally Getting Around to Emptying the Loft

Emptying the loft is hard work but very satisfying. You can definitely break a sweat and it’s great exercise with the multiple trips up and down the loft ladder and stairs in order to get the stuff out of the … Continue reading

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A Cold Bank Holiday Monday is an Opportunity to Potter Around the House

Today is a dreary and cold bank holiday Monday… and it’s not ideal because it’s still August and it’s the last bank holiday in the UK before Christmas. Having said that, this weather is perfect for getting things off the … Continue reading

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A Little Self-care for Hair

This evening I washed my hair with a new shampoo and conditioner that my daughter has been using. To set the scene, my daughter is in her mid teens and later this week she is going to have the ends … Continue reading

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Giving Away Clothes That Don’t Bring Me Joy Anymore

When I was decluttering last year, I gave away quite a few items of clothing but I never finished going through all of them. Today I decided to get everything out and have another sort through. As I value my … Continue reading

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