Closing Down Sale

Several days ago I found myself walking past a shop with a large red ‘clearance’ sign out the front that also noted ‘closing down sale’ and ‘50% off store wide’. I suddenly found myself inside the store even though I had no intention of being there, no purpose. Why are these words and phrases that…

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A Clear Mind & Minimalism

I, and many other people who consider themselves to be minimalist often discuss how living with less and the concept of minimalism in it’s entirety is ‘freeing’. A simplistic life helps to clear the mind and keep us focused and over the past few months this was something I’d forgotten, well maybe not so much…

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Life Happens Between the Memorable

Today I find myself having one of ‘those days’. For once I have plenty of time to write but am struggling to find the motivation as well as inspiration. I feel like it’s murphy’s law that days when I’m extremely short of time I come up with multiple ideas for articles. However, today I find…

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The Great Egg Debate

Don’t ask me how we got onto this discussion, but the other day my work colleagues and I were discussing (well…arguing) which was better: the egg white or the egg yolk. Now, as simple as this seems it turned out to be a very controversial topic and really started to divide everyone in the office. …

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Dumping Grounds

I can’t count the number of times I’ve had an item in my hand that I know I can’t get rid of but I just can’t bear the mental decision of having to find a place for something. Sometimes there are those items that fall into the too hard basket. This, I find is a…

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A Disposable Society

Today in the western world, we live in a disposable society. One where it is easier and often cheaper to throw something away that repair it. It’s also a changing society where people often lack the necessary skills in which to make such repairs because it’s so easy to replace things. My Dad is an…

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Time and T.V.

Sometimes after a long, stressful day it’s so incredibly easy to plonk down on the couch with a remote and watch T.V.. A few minutes can easily turn into hours and before you know it the night has evaporated and it’s time for bed. At least back in the day when T.V. was first invented…

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Frugal Friday Nights

Weekends are a wonderful time, and in particular there is something really special about a Friday night. As the close of business draws ever nearer the prospects of the forthcoming evening are more easily anticipated. For many, the thought of a relaxing and fun Friday night often involves a big spend, from after work drinks…

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Desires and Wants

I was recently sent out my the staff in my office to buy a member of our team a gift. I new exactly where I was headed, as I know her favourite stores. This particular store is also however a favourite of mine. It’s a place that’s very easy to get carried away in and…

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My Minimalist Birthday

Recently it was my birthday and one of my friends asked me the question on the day- are you having a minimalist birthday? I thought about this for a moment or two and then decided with a resounding yes that I was. Might I add, this was for several reasons and no it’s not just…

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