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the pantry

the pantry

It wasn’t as hard as I had expected.  I am in the groove now.  I still have to locate the  out of date anchovies that my husband has turned into paste.  I know him too well.  He will convert something we have not used into something else we will not use and eventually I will ... Read More
 
refuse

refuse

Removing things we neither need nor want is, to all intents and purposes, shutting the door after the first horse has bolted.  The first step is to stop those things getting in the house in the first place.  The first R in Bea Johnson’s mantra is Refuse. What can I refuse to let into my ... Read More
 
liberation in glasgow

liberation in glasgow

Glasgow is a wonderful city. It holds a special place in my heart because it is the town to which I moved to get married (we were actually married in Inverness, another city which has wormed deep into my heart) but even without the emotional attachment it is a city with a life, an edge, ... Read More
 
it began with the flood

it began with the flood

Several weeks back it rained.  It rained a lot.  Having been caught out the previous year by the sheer volume of water pouring off the fields and into Singer Two’s bedroom we had our flood defence system in place.  It was rubbish.  It was the chocolate fireguard of flood defences and the muddy water took ... Read More