Untitled – Afraid I Can’t Tell You This One In The Title…

Why all of the mystery all of a sudden? Well, it’s not that exciting but has something to do with the way I thought about writing this post. You’ll see soon enough and will probably work it out before I tell you. I’ll shortly be going on holiday – skiing if you must know – and I intend to take about 200 books with me. At least 200. Even though I’m certain I will have very little time to do any reading at all (our skiing holidays are quite exciting you see). “How will you fit all of those books … Read The Full Article …

Parking: Why You Should Look for Free Parking

Most major towns and cities have restrictions around parking, whether yellow lines or paid parking bays or controlled zones, it’s often difficult to find parking. However, there is often free parking not so far away if you know where to look. It’s worth spending a bit of time to find out where these free spaces are, sometimes you may have to walk a bit further to get to and from your car (which is good for you!) but these places do exist and when you find them, there’s no more worrying about rushing back to your car in time before … Read The Full Article …

Give and Take Days

Ever heard of a ‘Give and Take Day‘? No? Neither had I. Until we went to one. We’ve now been to two of these, the most recent one took place at our local church here in Cromford. We turned up, deposited a number of items we were ‘giving’ on one of the tables then proceeded, with the kids to look through all of the other items laid out on various tables which were free for us to take. You heard me – free for us to take – anything we wanted and as much as we wanted. At first this … Read The Full Article …

Downsizing

Do you really need that great big car? How big do you need your car to be?  Do you have 2 cars? Do you need 2? I’ve written a few articles here about downsizing and what it’s meant for us – mainly to do with downsizing my car as that was the biggest revelation for me in terms of not being what I expected, but we also downsized our house and our life. I’d like to tell you a bit more about all of that by putting it all together into one article which hopefully shows the beauty of downsizing, … Read The Full Article …

Bargains

Do you like a good bargain? These days the shops seem to be teeming with bargains. Happy days, right? Well, I have to admit I do love a bargain myself just as much as the next man. Scratch that. I probably like a bargain more than the next man. I really do love getting a bargain. But not just any old bargains. One thing I have to remember – and I would urge you to remember too, is that if it’s something you really weren’t looking for, don’t really need or want (even if it looks nice and sparks a … Read The Full Article …

Finding It Difficult to De-clutter? Try This Simple 3-Step System

Do you like the idea of de-cluttering but when it comes to it have items you just don’t want to throw away? I’ve got a system just for you. You know I like systems 🙂 1. Get Rid Of The Junk But Try This First… You shouldn’t have any qualms getting rid of junk, dirty and broken beyond repair items, surely they hold no value to you as they are. BUT before you do though… a few things to try for free: The Repair Cafe: They’re a latest trend and have been spreading like wild fire. If you’re lucky to … Read The Full Article …