The Can Opener

Seeing that I was the one who moved in with my boyfriend, it meant he was the one with the house and everything that went along with that including furniture, artwork and you guessed it, kitchen utensils. I’ve always struggled with using his can opener. I don’t know what it is about it but it’s…

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Post Christmas Clear Out Part Two

And so it continues… The start of my post Christmas clear out gave me motivation to pursue this further. Now, I find myself daily trying to get rid of at least one thing from my home (whilst also not trying to bring more things in). Since beginning, I have now become re-addicted to less. I…

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Post Christmas Clear Out

Has anyone else had their post Christmas clear out yet? I started mine today and it feels mighty fine. I was blessed enough over the Christmas break to be the recipient of a number of very thoughtful gifts, however whenever I bring new items into my home I like to get rid of things that…

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Pantry Clear Out

Last weekend, we cleared out the pantry. When I say cleared out, I mean everything was removed before anything was considered to make the cut and make it back on the shelf. Things had got to the point where you couldn’t find anything let alone find space to put anything new in. It was most…

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Flightpath

Since COVID-19, it’s become apparent that many of us have taken day to day experiences for granted. Being able to catch up with friends, go out for a meal or even just leaving the house is a treat for many people around the world. I must admit, compared to many people, I personally have been…

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Credit Cards, Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

Credit cards have a tendency to get a bit of a bad wrap. Which, in many circumstance is fair enough. But, not always. Growing up when I was having difficulty with something (the printer is usually a good example) I would immediately blame the printer whereas both my parents would tell me it was a…

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My Least Favourite Phrase

The new normal. This phrase has probably become one of the most ubiquitous in recent times, and to be entirely honest I’m over it. Nothing about the world’s current situation is normal. Nothing about this is pleasant. Moreover, the phrase indicates the situation is here to stay. And for the forseable future that’s the case-…

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When did Gifting Become Over the Top?

I have found myself, on a number of occasions that involve the standard gift giving ritual feeling rather uncomfortable about the gift I’ve given. There are various events that I believe require a modest, yet thoughtful gift. Now, I’m not talking about a wedding (though I do find the new fad of asking for money…

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Less Plastic, Less Stuff

One of the most plastic filled environments in my house is the bathroom cabinet. It’s quite frightenting really, especially being that it’s all single use plastic. As a result, I’ve been attempting to slowly make the switch to more environmental alternatives. Glass, metal and refillables wherever possible. But moreover, I’ve slowly been reducing the amount…

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Wanting What Others Have

Jealousy, envy, longing, keeping up with the Jonses’ or general dissatisfaction. Whatever you like to call it. Comparing stuff, status and our lives with others only leads to excessive consumption and unhappiness. Do we buy things because they are actually what we want? Or is it because we want others to perceive us in a…

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