Monthly Archives: November 2011

It Never Rains But It Pours

In particular in our living room at the moment. Our washing machine died mid-cycle this morning, so I have airers arrayed round the room, adorned with a selection of dripping towels, pillow cases and socks. (There are always socks. No … Continue reading

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A Crafty Profit

I’ve spent a while over the past few weeks making stuff for a stall at a friend’s homemade craft sale. The evening was on Friday, and we went along to a kitchen infused with the aroma of mulled wine, and … Continue reading

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Quantum Timekeeping

I read a book recently. How to Save an Hour Every Day Guaranteed, by Michael Heppell. I’m not quite sure why. I’m not convinced I can save an hour a day, other than by cutting out the very things I … Continue reading

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Church Auction

Last night our church held an auction. We had lots of donations from generous local companies and individuals, and so I went along to spend some money. I won two lots. First, a bottle of vodka from Chase Distillery. I … Continue reading

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Sewing Hurdle One

I have made a decision to learn to sew. I thought my perfect opportunity to practise had arisen when Mr 4 came home from pre-school with a note saying he is going to be a king in the nativity play, … Continue reading

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Frugal Matters

It has become a badge of honour: How long can you leave it before turning the heating on? We have never made it to mid November before. We are saving money and preserving fossil fuels, hooray! Yesterday morning, I got … Continue reading

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In Which I Compare Myself to Helena Bonham Carter

No, don’t laugh! I don’t claim to look like her. I have vaguely similar colouring in that I have brown hair, and a complection that is fashionable if you’re into vampires, but there’s no real resemblance. Am I a gifted … Continue reading

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Sunny Autumn

After bemoaning how we hardly seemed to have a summer, autumn seems determined to show me that it’s not that bad after all! The photos are by my girls, because there’s an autumn photo competition at school. What a lovely … Continue reading

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Unhiding Some Clutter

I’m on a mission to sort out some clutter! Have a look at this corner of my room: There’s a huge amount of stuff there that you can’t see. I’m not going to start on the big cabinet yet. Let’s … Continue reading

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Book Delivery

I recently placed an order with The Book People. Today it arrived. I have bought: Kirstie Allsopp Craft The Knitter’s Year, Debbie Bliss Cute and Easy Crochet, Nicki Trench Christmas Crafting in No Time, Clare Youngs Three ¬†books on thinking … Continue reading

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