Category: My home

When I think of Christmas I think of traditions.  Those little rituals that cause you to feel warm and happy.  For me, it’s these little  things you do year after year that make my festive season special.  Spending time rather…

On Tuesday last week I waved my son off on a journey that will propel him into the real world.  I closed the door and burst into tears. I could not really explain the tear. They just came and the…

  I love buying gifts, I buy them all year round and then keep them in a very important place – my gift drawer. It isn’t about the value of the gift for me, but rather about the sentiment, and the…

This week I deleted over 50 000 emails and 20 000 text messages – a massive digital declutter. Digital mess is different to normal clutter.  For the most part it is invisible and takes up very little space in the physical world. …

I have always loved celebrating my birthday.  I guess it is really just a great excuse to get together with family and friends and celebrate life. As I get older (and I will be 52 in a few days time),…

  I have updated this blog post, which is one of my most read. Thirteen years ago I moved from Johannesburg, South Africa to Ireland.  Not only was it a huge move from continent to continent, but it was also…

When I think of everything that needs a good tidy I sometimes find it overwhelming. It is however, something that needs to be done,  otherwise the clutter can become overwhelming itself.  Time to tidy up! I have created this list…

I love a good party.  I love bringing people together over good food and drink (not necessarily alcoholic) for fun times.  Spending time with friends and family is so very special.  I also enjoy the idea of inviting random people…

….. there are many people who have been very nice, and none that have been naughty. I have a lot to be thankful for.  Over the last couple of months I have been through a bit. I have moved home…

Our home is so important to our happiness.  When I started house hunting six weeks ago I was honestly dreading it.  I put on my brave face and logged onto Daft.ie. Where would I find a house that was going…

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