Going back to school can be expensive It’s back to school time again. I must admit it is going to be a relief to have the children occupied for at least part of their day. I am talking about teenager’s here, not just the little ones. Each year we get gulled into buying new stationery […]Continue Reading...
The cost of back to school Back to school costs are inevitable and yet for some reason, most people forget to budget for it! It is one of those forgotten expenses. Every year I get taken by surprise and land up scrambling for books and stationery at the last second. Uniforms One year 1 of […]Continue Reading...
Some women have a weakness for shoes. I have a weakness for cookery books, so in answer to the question, most definitely YES they are taking over. Winging it In all honesty, I maybe use half of them over and over, when I use a recipe that is. Even when I look up the recipe […]Continue Reading...
The final task for August is probably the hardest one of all – sorting old photos. Photos tell a story, what’s yours? ‘A picture says a thousand words.’ This is so true and as you page through old fashioned photo albums or scroll through your phone, the memories and stories that pictures evoke is hard […]Continue Reading...
Books. Everywhere I look there are books! This week we are sorting out our books. Over the last 25 years of marriage, 4 children and going back to study, we have managed to amass a small library’s worth. We have run out of space on the shelves. Thank goodness for kindle! There are nearly 800 […]Continue Reading...
Sitting Down I am sitting in my lounge right now looking at my old stained carpet and all the collected junk and wondering how we have lived like this for so long. Every home has that one area that seems to collect everything. Sadly, I have three such areas. My bedroom, the TV room and […]Continue Reading...
This week had two tasks; one was to create an area in your home for recycling. The second is to start sorting out your cookbook /recipe book clutter. Now if you are like me, and enjoy cooking or even if you just enjoy cookbooks, you probably have a ton of them, or you might have […]Continue Reading...
I remember the day I fell in love! It was Saturday, on a winters’ afternoon, and I lay down on my bed to start a new book (a proof copy) that a friend had given me. Having read the blurb on the back, it was not a book I would normally read, but I had […]Continue Reading...