Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Can You Find a Fluffy Hot Water Bottle When You Need One?

Just look at these lovely looking fluffy hot water bottles. Don’t they deserve a dedicated place around the house? I think so. So, why do I find them in the kitchen, spare room, bedroom, lounge and various other places? Sometime … Continue reading

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A Reason to Buy Beautiful Fresh Flowers

Sometimes life happens and you are on your feet all day attending to everyone else’s needs, giving you little or no time to focus on your own projects – in my case, my decluttering/improving challenge. As this happened to be … Continue reading

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When someone else is cooking…

…you can get on with other things. How very helpful! Today I mowed the lawn and pottered about the garden pulling out weeds, sweeping up the leaves and now I’m about to eat the most wonderful-smelling dinner… roast lamb with … Continue reading

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Take the true parts of criticism and work on that

When someone complains to you about something, for example, “I’ve only seen you for 10 minutes today because you were so busy doing other things…” don’t become defensive and come up with lots of reasons why they shouldn’t have felt … Continue reading

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Blogging, cooking and no wine

I finished the wine yesterday and therefore it’s just blogging and cooking today.  I love writing and wine much more than cooking, so adding a bit of blogging to the mix of making the shepherd’s pie, helps to ease the … Continue reading

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The squirrel and the advent calendars

The other week, the library near work was closed so I went to my second favourite bench in the park to sit and think.  I began watching a friendly (or so I thought) squirrel running around and playing with an empty takeaway … Continue reading

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Help decluttering your handbag

Why does the handbag remain cluttered? If yours is anything like mine, it’s a black hole containing many old tissues; receipts; loose change; crumbs (why is that?); make up; sweets without their wrappers; scraps of paper with half written lists, … Continue reading

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