Monthly Archives: July 2013

holidays

onepairofshoesatatime is currently enjoying a low key low wardrobe holiday in Turkey (one small suitcase including suncreams etc I was very proud ūüôā ) ¬†Blogging will resume on my return in early August.
 
chilled

chilled

usually clean the fridge once a week, but with anything up to five teenagers plus extras I have been filling it as fast as I can just trying to keep up. However, we are about to go on holiday so it needs to be eaten down and furthermore, in the interests of genuine decluttering I ... Read More
 
drawers

drawers

Now that the kitchen cupboards are clean and sparkly and spacious it is time to tackle the drawers. ¬†People buy me kitchen gadgets and thingamybobs. ¬†How many measuring spoons do I need? ¬†Please, I don’t want any more, or measuring cups or weird ladles. ¬†It took only 40 minutes to turn mess and into order. ... Read More
 
stop

stop

The Singers are 15 next week.  We will be flying to Turkey on their birthday and they are none too pleased.  Not least when they discovered that the Boss has paid extra for two seats with extra leg room because he is fed up of sitting on planes with his knees roughly the same height ... Read More
 

lessons

It’s¬†been almost a month since we began to let go.¬† What have I achieved?¬† What have I learned? We have given away or sold more stuff than I even knew we owned.¬† Cupboards have been emptied, drawers dynamited and corners swept.¬† But it doesn’t feel enough.¬† There is so much more I want to go. ... Read More
 
frozen

frozen

It is hot today, well certainly for the north of England. ¬†Currently 25 degrees (about 73 for those working in farenheit) ¬†and stuffy. ¬†I can’t believe I used to live in the tropics, I must have been made of much sterner stuff when I was younger. ¬†However, it did mean that today was the perfect ... Read More
 

rule bending

If it doesn’t work, try again, bend the rules, make it work for you. ¬†I’m¬†still¬†working¬†on Project333. ¬†Still determined to cut the wardrobe to 33 items (or thereabouts) but have found that some of the things I thought would work, didn’t. I am a long floaty¬†skirt girl. ¬†I had one long floaty¬†skirt in my selection. ¬†It ... Read More
 

refill

The holiday is approaching.  We are going to Turkey, Kalkan to be precise and I am making headway into the preparations.  I have e-visas, e-tickets and the hotel and car were booked online.  So far so good. Yesterday I hit Boots for the suncream etc. Suncream Aftersun Shampoo and conditioner Insect repellant Prescription refills Antihistamine ... Read More
 
present

present

Today I tackled an AAGH zone.¬† The present cupboard (as opposed to the future and past cupboards) is both a help and a hindrance. Yes, it is useful to be able to pick things up for friends and family, that moment when you see something and go “Yes!”¬† But there is also the temptation to ... Read More
 

no

When I was a student in the eighties and used my own shopping bags, refusing the plastic bags at the check out  I got some rather odd looks.  But now it is commonplace.  It is almost looked down upon to request a plastic bag.  I have yet to get non food retailers to accept my ... Read More