We’ve finally started revamping our main and main spare bedrooms this year. We have put up with an ancient carpet in our bedroom for far too long. And the curtains were actually made for the living room of our first house 30 years ago… To get a carpet you need
Category Archives: Recrafting your life
I was intrigued by Oliver Burkeman’s column in the Guardian from last month about insomnia: Shuffle your thoughts and sleep in which he reports on the Canadian cognitive scientist Luc Beaudoin’s newly invented cure for insomnia, which he calls the “cognitive shuffle”. Counting sheep and similar ways to cope with
I haven’t been much of a believer in bucket lists up until now. But as I’ve been working hard and and haven’t had a proper holiday this year, I thought I really need something to look forward to. This aims to be the beginning of a list I can look
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:
Rubbish bins (especially the kitchen bin)
And remember to replace:
Toothbrush / toothbrush head
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.”
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!”
iGoogle has been my homepage for years now – my personal online dashboard. It has on it many “gadgets” that I use on a daily basis – and, I’ll admit, some that I don’t any more. Google Reader is one of them, so I can see what’s recently been posted
I’ve been steadily becoming a fan of Evernote for some time. It syncs with home and work computers and my Nexus 4 smartphone (plus the family tablet) and makes it really easy to move stuff around (remembering to delete the note if it is just to move something) Key information
I’m always looking for recipes that I can use on our fasting days for the 5:2 diet. Here’s a really easy one I adapted myself and worked out calories for. To push the calories further down so you can have another meal add more veg e.g., green beans or sugarsnap
So the Pantone colour for this year, 2013 is EMERALD – I have to say – NOT one of my favourite colours. However, their colour of the year doesn’t necessarily reflect the colours for fashion… and the palette for spring 2013 includes Monaco blue which I love and which is