Category Archives: How To

Monday Miscellany

Today is the middle of the year, we’ve had 182 days and we have 182 day to go! So given that we are halfway through the year, how’s 2018 going for you? Last weekend was busy, I got to work … Continue reading

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Crafting with the nephews

So a weekend with the boys. Activities for them are tricky because one is 8 (going on 15) and the other is 2 and a half (and into everything except having dirty hands!). I make them sound awful but actually … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas: Salt Dough Decorations

Yesterday, I babysat for the Baxters. The children, especially the eldest, are really into making things and the youngest has been telling me that I don’t spend enough time playing with them! So after checking with their mum, I arranged … Continue reading

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Bullet Journalling for dummies

This year I did away with my paper diary. I didn’t go electronic and start storing everything on my phone because my brain doesn’t work that way. I need paper, I need to write things down. But I’ve been carrying … Continue reading

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Housework for One: Clean and Tidy

I’ve been blogging since 2008 and in that time I’ve basically used the space as a massive journal. To log the things I’ve cooked, to set goals and keep me on track, to explain how and why I see the … Continue reading

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Housework Task List

Now that the kitchen is under control, I’ve decided to tackle the rest of the house. So here are the chores that need to be done in for the rest of the flat. I was going to do separate lists … Continue reading

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DIY Bleach Spray

2016 seems to have started as the year that I can’t stop cleaning. This is mouse related but in January I went through 4 bottles of Flash with bleach and although I seem to have seen off the mice, the cleaning … Continue reading

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Kitchen Clean and Deep Clean Task Lists

Having given the kitchen a thorough post mouse clean and de-clutter and resolved to do a deep clean of it every two months, I thought it would be useful for me to have the list somewhere. I will be the … Continue reading

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Scarf and Akin Osteotomy – Advice for Recovery

I went back to work on Monday, although I’m not all the way recovered yet, here’s my advice for getting through the first six weeks. Standard disclaimer, I’m not a dr so this is just the stuff that worked for … Continue reading

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Perfect Poached Eggs

I’m not a perfect cook. My palate is not that refined, I love to cook but don’t like to spent hours in the kitchen, I try to hold an 80/20 rule about eating processed foods and I do pretty well … Continue reading

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