Now I don’t have a balcony or a view of any exotic looking European buildings What I do have is a great ugly back verandah that the dogs have the run of, It holds fine views of the two rabbit cages, a pumpkin vine gone wild and a lawn that nearly always needs mowing. But she might be a beauty yet.
They say necessity is the mother of invention. Well so is 15 year old boy constantly in your earhole about the sheer indecency of having the smallest bedroom in the house, maybe the whole town, possibly the universe
I had to remind myself that it's OK to start right where I am and its always ALWAYS OK to learn as I go and make mistakes and do things in my own way at my own pace. That goes for you too. And yes sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error to work out your own style and your own pace. But mistakes and working stuff out as you go is part of the process and its OK
Ducks in a row? Well yes they are. Literally. Two of them in fact. We've added a pair of fluffy tailed ducklings to our backyard brood because its spring and we couldn't help ourselves. They're growing fast, there are plans for a pond and a bigger enclosure and they make our backyard farm yard feel … Continue reading Ducks in a Row
I still go back to these words - - - small steps will often keep us going when we run out of steam with the grand gestures. Leeana Tankersley Sometimes small steps are the only thing you can do when time and money, energy and ability and plain old priorities count the "grand gestures" out for the time being - - - and sometimes taking one small step can seem like the grandest gesture of all.
With Christmas over for another year the kids as always were a bit forlorn. I on the other hand was elated. Not because I don't love Christmas but because I get my house back. Well as much back as it will ever be. If Christmas is all about the children than January HAS to be all … Continue reading Taking Back the House
I've been thinking a lot since I wrote this post. Thinking and staring into cupboards and rifling through drawers and wondering if I've even scraped the surface of this decluttering thing. I'm convinced less is more My heart says yes but my cupboards aren't so sure and the drawers say not even nearly. I'm no hoarder, … Continue reading More or Less Part Two
“the in-between place is still a place” Christie Purifoy I read these words a few weeks ago now and as sometimes happens with words that strike a chord, they’ve stayed with me. They made me think of my narrow L shaped hallway. Its an in-between place. In between the living areas of the house and … Continue reading Lessons from an L Shaped Hallway