CHRISTMAS 2019: a few gift ideas

I bloody love Christmas.  Our tree has been up for nearly two weeks and I’m constantly on the lookout for presents my loved ones will appreciate.  However, a few minutes on social media will show you that the days where Christmas is about mindless consumption and present giving for the sake of it are numbered.  Not only is it painful for the wallet, the pulling of fake smiles and empty thank-yous is nauseating and the impact of the waste on the planet in sickening.  Continue reading

HOME LIFE: dining room

Last time I posted about my home was an embarrassing 1 year and 8 months ago (you can view that here).  I’ve been tackling my house one room at a time which evidently, is an incredibly slow way of doing things.  But that’s ok – if we can still function in any given room, we’re happy.

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CONFESSIONS: of a heart breaker

I had originally planned on addressing this topic in one of my LIFE LESSONS posts which, if you have followed me for a while, you will know that they are a humorous take on some of my encounters in life.  Continue reading

JOURNAL: is winter over yet?

I don’t know how but the year is absolutely flying by and yet winter seems to be taking an age to pass through.  I have well and truly been battling with the winter blues.  Nevertheless, I thought I’d do another monthly update on the blog for July/August because my May/June one got a pretty good reception.

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HOW TO: create a morning routine

For the past few months, I’ve been so terrible at getting up and tackling the day.  I generally get a good sleep but I definitely have been staying up way too late and perhaps that’s made me a bit too sloth like in the mornings.  Not to mention I get the most amazing cuddles if I wait to be woken up by my real-life, walking and talking, three year old alarm.  However, she loves waking up to me moving about the house and I love getting my makeup done without little miss grabbing everything they can reach.

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