I have written about ‘stuff’ before and about decluttering. However, having a clear out is not a one time event, as we are constantly finding out. I thought we were fairly good at not having too much stuff and had it under control. Then came two lots of ten day covid isolations (thank you schools!)Continue reading “Stuff”


What a day! It has been nothing compared to what some people have had to live through, but today, for me it was enough. Sleep deprivation, meltdowns from a teenager, screaming toddler tantrums from an 8 year old and some serious multi-tasking with the household jobs and my own paid work have stretched my patienceContinue reading “Overwhelmed”

Zero waste – is that even possible?

I like to research ways of doing things differently and to see what might work better for us. The zero waste idea caught my interest a couple of years ago. It looked intriguing, so we had a go… I wanted to see if it was even possible within our rather unusual family situation. Two childrenContinue reading “Zero waste – is that even possible?”

Changing family habits

Becoming a single parent (plus the events that brought me to that) turned my life upside down.  I have been on a journey of questioning and examining everything since then. Nothing made sense and nothing seemed secure, even my faith for a time. The ‘just in case’ mentality that my family have lived by forContinue reading “Changing family habits”

Lessons learnt from ten years as a single parent:

I need grace, guidance, patience, energy and wisdom from my Father God; on my own, I cannot be an effective parent. I am only one person. I have tried to be two parents to my children, but I just can’t do it! Not to compare myself (and what I can achieve in a day) toContinue reading “Lessons learnt from ten years as a single parent:”


I wouldn’t call myself a minimalist. Some of the hoarders amongst my friends and family would refer to me as that, but I don’t think that quite describes me. What even is minimalism? For some it is white walls, only a few pieces of simple furniture and few decorative items on the walls. For others,Continue reading “Minimalist?”

2020 – a year of changes

We made a lot of changes in 2020. We cut down on electrical gadgets. You will no longer find a toaster, a microwave or an electric mixer in our house. We use our oven and hob for cooking, reheating and toasting, freeing up work-top space in the kitchen. We mix cake and bread mixture byContinue reading “2020 – a year of changes”