Decluttering
Jan23

Decluttering

When you’ve got kids, decluttering needs to be done regularly. Kids grow out of things, their tastes change, things wear out… And they keep acquiring new stuff – even in a family like ours with a ‘no crap’ policy! I go through the kids’ wardrobes and clear out clothes a couple of times a year. But I admit I’m not so good at the other stuff – the books and toys (yes, because I’m no...

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Project 365 2018 Week 2
Jan13

Project 365 2018 Week 2

Week 2 of Project 365 2018 and it occurs to me I may have some new readers who don’t know us. So, I’m Sarah, married mum of three big kids – two boys aged 16 and 14 and a girl aged 11. I don’t post recognisable photos of them on the blog, but my blog is still all about family life. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 7 – Sunday 7th January – my husband and younger son went out for coffee in...

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Decorating the spare room
Nov23

Decorating the spare room

The spare room is my office. It has a tiny window and is always full of washing. The bed is very comfy – I’ve slept there when my husband has had a bad cold and the snoring has got too much. It’s a scruffy place, but I like it. It’s mine. When we first moved into our house in January 2014, we painted EVERYTHING very quickly (so it wasn’t exactly high quality work), but the spare room was low priority. At...

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Time for redecorating
Oct05

Time for redecorating

When we first moved into our house, over two and a half years ago, we decorated it all incredibly quickly. We got the keys on a Tuesday and moved in on Saturday. In those few days, we completely decorated all of our bedrooms. And they needed some serious decorating! Every room in the house had dark brown wood skirting boards and most of them had floral wallpaper. Covering that up took some serious coats of paint! The following week,...

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Project 366 Week 8
Feb27

Project 366 Week 8

The last week of February has been a pretty quiet one, with the kids back at school and me busy working at home. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 52 – Sunday 21st February – I took my daughter to meet her best friend from the panto. They formed such a close bond over the course of eight weeks. We live in opposite directions from the theatre, so it’s the first time they had been able to meet since the...

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