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Cleaning and cooking oil

Coping with cooking oil is something I am always pondering. It’s not supposed to go down the drain so how do you dispose of it? Hubby keeps broken cups by the sink and lets the fat cool and set before throwing it out, but I don’t like the constant messy look, as there always seems to be one or two around.

A couple of recent tips I read about:

Pour grease into egg shells and dispose of them when set
Reuse oil where possible – it can be filtered with kitchen paper or coffee filters.

Always worth a reminder of places one might forget in the cleaning schedule:

Keyboard
Mouse
Phone screen
Light switches
Remote controls
Doorhandles
Toilet handles
Rubbish bins (especially the kitchen bin)

And remember to replace:

Pillows
Toothbrush / toothbrush head

Happiness is not a destination

Happiness is not a destination, but the way you live

I’ve been looking for the source of the quote “Happiness is not a destination but the way to live your life.” It seems to have many versions and is quoted as originating from many sources. It’s even been attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.

“Happiness is a journey, not a destination; happiness is to be found along the way not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it’s too late. The time for happiness is today not tomorrow.” This is the version said to be quoted by Paul H Dunn.

“Happiness is a means of travel not a destination” is another variation of it, or “Happiness is a journey, not a destination”. The shorter versions have probably been adapted to suit plaques, wall hangings and greetings cards.

“The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.” is quoted as Dan Millman in Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
A believable original source may be Margaret Lee Runbeck: “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”

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Beating procrastination

Procrastination or putting things off is something I guess most people struggle with. I don’t know about you but some tasks I find worse than others.

Still looking for tricks that make it easier to just get on with stuff! (Like now!)

Inspiration and motivation is always welcome.

“There are seven days in a week and Someday isn’t one of them. Don’t wait – do it now!”

William Morris glass

Living by Morris

When you move on to a new phase of your life it’s time for a good clear-out. We are becoming empty nesters. For longer and longer periods our children are no longer at home, and it’s time to retrench. We’ve already re-modelled the living room and bought furniture I absolutely

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