Category Archives: working mum

Day 218: Clean Windows and a Sneaky Little Apple Pie

I’ve never wanted clean windows as much as I do these days. Looking through clear glass makes such a difference. It just seems more important to me than it ever used to, which is quite symbolic considering all the decluttering … Continue reading

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Day 217: Repotting the Citrus Trees, and Taking Time For Me

Just over an hour ago I said to everyone in the house that I need some time to myself, so I have come into the conservatory to write this. It feels like the first bit of me time I’ve had … Continue reading

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Day 216: Anniversary Celebrations, Shopping, Recycling, and Two Charity Bags Collected

My husband and I went out for the afternoon as it’s our anniversary. It was a lovely sunny day so we spent some time in a large garden centre as we had some vouchers to spend that are going to … Continue reading

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Day 215: Having Fun With Roast Dinner Preparation, and Moving Furniture… Happy Sunday everyone!

I’ve cooked a lot of roast dinners in my time, and I think I’ve mentioned before that I don’t really enjoy cooking; however, for some reason I do like taking photos of what I cook. So, today I decided to … Continue reading

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Day 214: If You’re Happy and you Know it Clap Your Hands… and Sort Out Some Clutter

The nursery rhyme ‘If you’re happy and you know it’ started playing through a charity bag as I brushed past it in the garage this afternoon. It made me smile and I actually did clap my hands and stamp my … Continue reading

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Day 213: Lunch in the Shady Part of the Garden, and Recycling an Old Door

Wow, it’s been a hot day today and working in the conservatory was too much to bear. I opened the windows and closed the blinds before it heated up which helped a little bit. After having lunch with my daughter … Continue reading

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Day 212: DIY Doors and Hot Weather

You’ve probably heard of the game musical chairs, well today it felt like we were playing musical doors and handles but with no music involved. My husband (who is currently working in the spare room) is getting fed up with … Continue reading

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Day 211: Decluttering Progress in the Garage… and Saving the Marigolds

I spoke to my mum on the phone this afternoon whilst I was sorting through stuff in the garage. She’s a great sounding board for me when I’m not sure what to do next (I was just shuffling things around … Continue reading

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Day 210: A Reason to Tidy and Vacuum, and the Sale of Some Love Shaped Clutter

After a very early start this morning to receive the delivery of shopping between 7 and 8am, I turned my attention to tidying and vacuuming the house. I had a deadline of 11.30am to get the stairs, landing and all … Continue reading

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Day 209: Finding These Pretty Bowls in the Garage, Motivated Me to Reorganise a Kitchen Cupboard

Yesterday I found this pretty crystal bowl set in the depths of the garage which I forgot that I had. It was all wrapped up carefully in newspaper dated 2008 which was the year we moved in. I don’t bring … Continue reading

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