A life less cluttered

Mugs on a chest of draws

A culture of consumerism pervades the society in which we live. Everything shouts out to us that we need to have more. Dutifully we comply. We buy clothes at inflated prices, yet before long they are horrendously out of vogue. Each year we to add to the already bulging wardrobe.…

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Why the tools you have are not as important as you think

Selection of hand tools

There can be something very satisfying about using a good tool and, as any DIY enthusiast will tell you, the right tools can make all the difference. Some jobs can’t be done without the correct tool. Other jobs are made simpler and quicker by having the right tool. However, there…

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They don’t make them like they used to

Things aren’t what they used to be. How often have you heard that said? Perhaps you’ve said it yourself. There was a time when things were built to last. Everything, from home appliances to children’s toys, was built to withstand the rigours of daily use. Durability was part of the…

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Recipe for a sound investment

I made soup today! We had guests for lunch and thought that a home-made leek and potato soup would be perfect for the occasion. When I say I made soup, I peeled the potatoes, stirred the pot a few times then used the blender to make it nice and smooth.…

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