Sharing our experiences with others via the internet is now such a normal part of everyday life. Whether it is posting photos from your evening out with friends; the sarcastic one liners letting everyone know you are not best pleased with your partner, work colleague, friend, mother; or the “selfie” from the department store changing rooms as you try on that new dress (!) So normal are these little glimpses in to friends and families hour by hour lives, all flashing before us on
The introduction of internet technology was meant to also be the dawn of a new age, the paperless society.
We were told this would be good for the environment because we would no longer need to cut down huge swathes of forest every year. We would no longer need massive amounts of storage space and archive material. But it hasn’t turned out to be quite like that, though, and how realistic is it?
The Battle of Lowestoft took place on 13 June 1665 during the Second Anglo-Dutch War. The two opponents were, at the time, struggling to dominate the ‘carrying trade’. A fleet of more than a hundred ships of the United Provinces commanded by Lieutenant-Admiral Jacob van Wassenaer Obdam attacked an English fleet of equal size commanded by James, Duke of York forty miles east of the port of Lowestoft in Suffolk, England.
Lighter skies are great because it means summer is on its way.
But they are not so great when they show up all the marks and wear and tear that rooms have accumulated since they were last decorated.
Apparently fewer people
When young people move out from home – either for college terms or more permanently – parents often find themselves looking after their offspring’s collections until, in theory, their owners move into a large enough space to be able to take them away.
Anyone who has ever sold their home will be familiar with the agents’ advice to remove “personal clutter” and create an open and neutral space into which viewers can project their imaginations.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
A couple of years ago a book by Japanese author, Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organising, became an international best seller.
It is based on the principle that we should keep only those possessions that we truly love and will use and should be ruthlessly disciplined about getting rid of everything else. Her suggested methods,
Last August I wrote a post on hoarding “The UK a Nation of Hoarders” and following on from this and the last post “Smaller UK Homes” I thought that it might be worth revisiting the hoarding subject again, especially as we are now officially into Spring and Spring Cleaning is just around the corner!
In my original post I wrote –
Did you know that the size of our homes has been shrinking?
New housing developments have become a familiar sight in towns and villages across Suffolk and the rest of the UK.
But still there are insufficient homes to meet the rising demand, at least none at the
List writing can be a fantastic way to quickly get thoughts on paper and can comprise of anything which will help you to get those swirling thoughts out of your head and organised on to paper.
It might be a list of plants for a new border in the garden.
A shopping list – especially good if you have tendency to be drawn in to special offers, which might look appealing