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Christmas bouquet

My Christmas bouquet from the garden this year.

Christmas cheer

A tiring day but a rewarding one.

Fun with cars

We've managed to have both our cars off the road at the same time.

The UK's property-serfdom

Is the UK really becoming a country of the landed and the landless?

Staying warm this winter

Tips for staying snug as the temperatures drop.

Covered in bees

It's like Wildlife on One in here.

Autumn colours

Even though the weather's still warm, I notice I'm changing colours with the season.

Colonoscopy time!

So yesterday was a fun day....

When will it end?

Sometimes decluttering can feel like scaling a mountain, but I am inching my way to the summit.

The last days of summer

Autumn is coming and it'll be a hell of a shock.

Summer shirtwaists

A well-fitting shirtwaist is a godsend in summer.

Barbie time

It's typical that just as we host our first barbie in years, the weather forecast is terrible.


In temperatures like these, natural fabrics are worth their weight in gold.

Avoiding the news

Apart from some slight guilt, I feel massively better for no longer reading or watching the news.

The revamp progresses

Our winter bedroom is coming along bit by bit

Reclaiming the garden

We're reclaiming the courtyard of our garden.

A housing crisis

There are so many empty houses near where we live - you'd think something could be done.

A new room

We're revamping the house again.

Dressing in the menopause

Does your style really go off the rails at this time?

Busy doing something

Today I have mostly... been a scrubber

Back to basics

When it comes to clothing, maybe basics are really all I need....

Les nuits blanches

Looks like another sleepless night, then...

Swings and roundabouts

Boy, have I made some mistakes in purchases lately. But on the other hand, I've had some successes.

Menopause matters - dry eye

Increasingly dry eyes are a surprisingly common symptom of menopause.

A grand day out

Well, not grand, but at least it got us out of the house.

Fashion splurge

Well, clothes more than fashion, but you get my drift.

What your clothes say about you, part two

The second part of a three-part series.

What your clothes say about you, part one

A look into the psychology of clothing.

Ghost town

Our local supermarket has closed, a victim of recession

Another week bites the dust

Snow, snow, and more snow....

The end-of-winter blues

Spring, spring, when will it be spring?

Brass monkeys

The freezing weather has made me add another coat to my collection.

Choosing a quality garment, part one

When it comes to choosing a quality garment that will last, look first at the fabric.