Woman versus stuff

There’s a show you may have watched called ‘Man versus Food’ where a man travels America, taking on ‘all-you-can-eat’ challenges like eating huge pizzas, or ridiculous amounts of tacos. I’m currently planning my own show. It’s called  ‘Woman-versus-stuff’. The premise is simple. I walk into a room in my house […]

The curse of bits and bobs

On Saturday I made the most of my daughter falling asleep after a busy afternoon in the park and decided to tackle the top of my chest of drawers.  This was currently camouflaged by a blanket of clutter, stuffed with papers and tissues, jewellery stands and boxes full to the brim […]

Kitchen clutter – blitz it!

Pre -blitz, my kitchen would have made Nigella Lawson weep. There was nothing sexy about unless your idea of ‘romantic’ was a sorry collection of dust covered vases, chipped mugs and mismatched plates, inherited from the previous owner (!) Out of date food silently spoiled in the pantry and my […]

Four large suitcases

I recently saw my friend Howard, who had moved back to the UK after living ten years in Budapest. He said that when returned, all the possessions he bought with him fitted in four large suitcases.  I was gobsmacked. I certainly wasn’t moving anywhere without a giant removal van and hours […]