My house’s journey in 2013 – from salon to normality

Loads of people do reviews of their life for the previous year, I’m going to do a review of my house’s life last year. For the first quarter of the year I saw lots of my house because I was still getting to grips with my Fibromyalgia – I basically needed a jolly good rest.  Gradually it brought me the healing […]

Can you really upcycle if you aren’t Kirstie Allsopp?

Yay, the summer holidays are over, so I was back over with the gorgeous Danny Smith on Radio Verulam today.  Listen again here. I thought I’d share what I’ve been doing all summer – embracing the Kirstie Allsopp revolution! I love the whole crafting/upcycling revolution that has been birthed by the recession.  I believe that creativity is good for the soul, […]

Problem Corner – How to ask for help when you have been self-sufficient?

  I’m so glad that this regular reader of my blog has asked this question, partially because she ACTUALLY asked and partially because it’s brilliant. How DO you ask for help, when you’ve been self-sufficient and looking after yourself for 60yrs?   But at the same time helping others and helping your community? Here is her full question: I have […]

It’s not Spring, it’s Winter – Why ‘New Years Resolutions’ are doomed

Happy New Year 2013 Everyone! It’s January and the crazy dieting and resolution thing is going on everywhere.  I don’t want to be the voice of doom, but your New Years Resolutions are pretty much doomed …. ooh that should be said with an echo doooooomed, doomed! A few of you lucky people will have hit upon exactly the right […]

An Alternative to New Years Resolutions: Your Top 3 Life Priorities

I’m not a fan of New Years Resolutions, I think it’s a time for a detox, clear out and rest. Goals can just add to the weight of things we don’t achieve as Mums. What I use are ‘Life Priorities’   Life Priorities help you to organise your time, energy and money spends for the year ahead and only focus […]

Weight Loss Tips No10: A Simple Detox for your health and life

A detox can be a great start to a New Year or Spring when you are feeling a bit stagnant, or Start to a weight loss programme, or boost to a weight loss programme. I watched Channel 4’s Food Hospital program and they pretty much proved that Detox’s don’t do much.  So whatever they do, it’s probably partially placebo, and […]

Top Seven Tips For The Summer Holidays

I so look forward to the holidays, but the last half-term was a huge disaster, so much so that I couldn’t bring myself to blog about it.  The big hairy northern one was away, the little irish granny I found in Tescos was ill, and I still had some work to do, despite it being half term.  It ended up […]

Exhaustion Tips: A Good Declutter is great for the soul!

Normally my little tips about general health are all that’s been needed to boost my energy levels, but there are times in my life when more is needed, and the last few weeks is one of them.  The great news for you is that as I resolve my own energy levels, I’ve been able to give you much more structured […]

What blogs my readers read: Sex, Decluttering, David Tennant and School Problems

Did I mention I’m a finalist for the MAD Blogger awards in their Small Business Category, LoL?  Really, you didn’t hear me shouting about it and jumping up and down in an excited and bouncy way?!  If not, then read here … and vote for me, and then TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW to vote for me.  Ok, so maybe that’s […]

Top Seven Top Tips for organising a playroom and my guilty pleasure confession

I mentioned the other day that I’m a fan of decluttering. I also have a serious guilty pleasure; boxes (I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE boxes!), but also includes to shelves to put them in/on! So Ikea is my heaven on earth. I can spend a whole day in there, especially as I love the meatballs, yum. Becoming a mum, and trying […]