If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. My parents instilled that in us as children. It seems they did a fairly good job of it because I have succeeded in convincing the Bavarian that we need a new floor. It has only taken me eight and a half years of trying. Really,… Continue reading On Bad Laminate and Good Skirting
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
So here’s my news. Spring arrived, all better-late-than-never-here’s-some-sunshine-to-go-with-those-daffodils. Winter had been pretty reluctant to release us from its clutch this year, hadn’t it? The sudden burst of sunshine has really shown up the grime though. It is easy to see where the notion of Spring cleaning came from. My mother will probably hate to read… Continue reading I say Spring, you say clean?
Those among you who were here reading my blog before we got our dog will know that at first I was a little apprehensive. I’m not what you’d call a dog person by nature. But I am getting there. I’m also not naturally a shopper, not a clothes shopper anyway. Strange though it may seem,… Continue reading Pepping Up My Spring Wardrobe with Joanie Clothing
When we were on the lookout for a house we had lots of dreams but very few definite requirements. We wanted a room for the boys – we only had two back then, – a room for ourselves and a guest bedroom. When we finally found our current house, we fell in love with it… Continue reading Living Life & Using Space
April is coming to a close and to be honest I’ll be glad to see the back of it. I’m not usually one to wish my days away and April did have some good bits – Easter, my family visiting us and Number One’s first holy communion – but it was just so busy. And… Continue reading Household Finance & How to Cope When Money Is Tight