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Finding the Positives in a Negative Situation Puts You Back in Control

There never seems to be a quiet moment in this house. I finally have all the clutter concentrated in one room – the study – and can sort it at my own pace. Today I noticed a damp patch on … 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 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 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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Day 346: Even the Tumble Dryer Needs Some Love and Attention

I was transferring some clothes from the washing machine to the tumble dryer this evening and thought I’d give the pull-out filter a quick clean. That’s all I usually do every couple of washes, just take the fluff out and … Continue reading

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Day 343: Putting Less Back in the Utility Room, and Plastering in Lounge Complete

The plasterer turned up this morning armed with some new dust-sheets, just as my husband was rolling up the rug and I was still trying to convince him that we should take the Christmas tree out of the room before … Continue reading

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Day 341: Utility Room Gets a Revamp, and We Fixed the Broken Pocket Door in the Process

When my alarm went off this morning, I couldn’t even work out what day it was for a few seconds. Then I remembered that Vanessa the decorator was coming round at 9am and Tescos were also delivering my shopping around … Continue reading

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