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
Five Minute Friday on a Monday night but it still works the same way. Prompt word, five minutes, just write. No overthinking, no over editing. This weeks prompt word is MORE We always think we need more, if not for now then for later, for just in case. Survival instinct I guess - the more … Continue reading Five Minute Friday – More (or Less)
"For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it" Ivan Panin I know, I know its just an ordinary old tap attached to a nondescript brick wall. Nothing interesting here except that I've not had a tap on this wall or in any vicinity of my back yard now for over ten years. So … Continue reading #MySundayPhoto – What Progress Looks Like
Because when things aren’t perfect, which is always, you have to choose what you are going to focus on. Myquillyn Smith By happy accident, I now have a new favourite reading place. My husband started a project totally uninstigated by me, at the far end of our back room - this happens to be … Continue reading #MySundayPhoto – The Reading Nook
The answer doesn’t always have to be long and complicated. Sometimes (not always but more often than we think) the answer is simple and sometimes its easy. In fact they’re my favourite kind. See I’m a great one for overcomplicating and overthinking things - things like my faith, my writing, raising these two beautiful children or … Continue reading Simply Does It – Five Simple Refreshes For Your Home (and For Your Heart)
I suspect my house might be like a lot of houses - its smaller, its older, its needy. It has issues. And such a range and variety of them. Long term issues, short term issues and everything in between issues. There's the undone, the half done and the nearly done. Things that are broken, things … Continue reading For When Your House Has Issues