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Turning over a new leaf. Again. And again...and again...

That’s another bag full of books off to a charity shop this lunchtime. I swear if I turn my back on my bookshelves, they breed and before I know it, there are another 50 paperbacks to be organised and arranged. 94 more words

Charity Shops

Moving and Downsizing: 4 Important Lessons

Whenever someone asked me about moving, I responded – honoring my gypsy great-grandfather – that moving is in my blood and one of the easiest things. 768 more words


Me, My HRV and Why Two Out of Three Aint Bad

For years I’ve banged on at husband about wanting a ventilation system. His counter argument has always been that a) what we really need is a heat pump and b) there’s no point doing anything until we do the ‘Big Renovation’. 481 more words


The 100 Day Declutter

A while back I embarked on a major declutter and enthusiastically announced I’d have this done in 30 days. That was 6 months ago. During that time I’ve hauled several carloads of stuff down to charity shops and school fairs, but it really doesn’t feel like much has changed. 303 more words


Upsizing after Retirement

About half of retirees who have already moved after retirement, purchased a same size or bigger home.  They are accommodating adult children and plan on entertaining more.  35 more words


Friendship, memories and stuff

“What a wretched lot of old shrivelled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind – the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other; that has always been my firm faith about friendship.” …

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Mentally Fit

My Minimal Life

As I am forging my way into my new life, I have had the pleasant rediscovery that I am a minimalist. It’s something that I realized in my teen years, but after living with a hoarder for so long I had forgotten. 291 more words