No I haven't moved No we didn't put up another wall What I did do after much umming and ahhing and toing and froing is buy the largest outdoor mat I could find. And its shown me that after all these years this ol house can still surprise the socks off me somedays. So in … Continue reading The Outdoor Room I Never Knew I Had
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
Do anything for twelve days straight and it will make a difference. Something will change or lift or be discovered or take flight. You'll get a grip or get an idea or see things clearer. You'll look better or feel better or maybe your house will too. Not by some far fangled magic or some secret method but in the simple act of doing the thing consistently, of going through the steps and doing the work.
Surprised the heck out of me.
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.
I may have mentioned this before but I'll say it again anyway - small changes that make a big difference are my favourite kind of changes. So in keeping with that, I thought I'd share a quick change done recently that was easy, fun and mostly done by me sweet girl Olivia. Last Saturday she … Continue reading Small Change, Big Difference – Impromptu Feature Wall
No way !!!!
The first two words shout out big and bossy like they know all there is to know. Like they've decided and that’s all there is to it.
The second two are whispered but they're determined, not easily put off, resilient, resourceful and they just might have a secret weapon up there sleeve.
One of the things I quite often have a whinge to the husband about is his tendency to start a project and then not finish it. We've had words Many of them. And I have to say that finally he IS improving in that regard - we both are. See I'm quite good at the … Continue reading On Best Laid Plans, Slow Progress and Finishing Already