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Reading Challenge – 35 down, 5 to go

Tonight I finsihed Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, only the second book I have ever read on the recommendation of my husband. Pride & Prejudice and Zombies was the first. Our taste in books differs wildly. Our bookshelves have his and hers sections with very little overlap.  The entire works of Ross O’Carroll Kelly have been read… Continue reading Reading Challenge – 35 down, 5 to go

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A Storage Cabinet Luxury Upcycle – with Laura Ashley

Storage, the eternal problem for families of small children. There just never seems to be enough. Or there is enough but it is full of stuff needing sorting and then the problem is lack of time rather than lack of space.  As well as the issue of where to put the stuff, there is the… Continue reading A Storage Cabinet Luxury Upcycle – with Laura Ashley

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Greener Living through Small Changes

A couple of weeks back I posted about the small steps we have been taking to move away from plastic in a bid to go green. The reaction I got to that post was so enthusiastic, I’ve decided to follow up with further tips on small changes that can make your family life more environmentally… Continue reading Greener Living through Small Changes

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Our Slow & Gradual Move Away from Plastic

Around Easter we ran out of clingfilm. Soon afterwards we ran out of tinfoil. I don’t think anyone has noticed except me. Both seemed to be in constant use but my conscience was getting to me about all the waste we create, so  when they ran out I didn’t buy any more. So far we… Continue reading Our Slow & Gradual Move Away from Plastic

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Realisation, Fruition and Other Such Words

At times it seems to me that this blog of mine is one big to do list. A letter of intent to myself, if you like. In various post on various topics I have vowed, hoped and planned. Less rushing, more chilling, some redecorating,  more documenting life. I’ve gone on record with goals, aims and… Continue reading Realisation, Fruition and Other Such Words

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Blue is the Colour – A Garden Update

It kind of seems like we’ve ditched Spring in favour of  an early Summer this year, doesn’t it? I don’t know about you, but we generally use Spring weekends to do a bit of pottering in the garden, slowly getting used to the rising temperatures, doing a few repairs and getting the garden ready for… Continue reading Blue is the Colour – A Garden Update