Landing In Lockdown Then Quarantine!

Landing In Lockdown Then Quarantine!

I found myself in a precarious position, I was forced into ‘lockdown’ in Victoria while visiting my father.  Along with all other Victorians I was sharing their plight in the cold of winter.

I have been known to say to my family, ‘no one is to die in Winter, get married, or have any celebration that requires my presence because it’s just too cold and I won’t be there for that.’

Indeed my trip to Melbourne was to only be for four days.  “Life Is What Happens When You Are Busy Making Other Plans, as John Lennon’s words ring out to me!”   I busied myself sorting out dads’ place by going through various cupboards, draws, storage areas, and more.  Preparing meals for dad, that were healthy and wholesome and enjoying his beautiful company while forced into a Melbourne Lockdown that came out of nowhere but, then when I think about it now, was highly likely to happen! (more…)

Decluttering, The Gift You Give Yourself!

Decluttering, The Gift You Give Yourself!


When my son moved back home it was wonderful and challenging all at the same time.  He came back with all his ‘stuff’.  We needed more ‘stuff’ like a hole in the head, and that would have been more comfortable given what we went through over Christmas.

His well-intention gift to me was to paint my office walls and his room! ‘Mum, I’m going to paint your office, and brighten it up!’  “Okay, that’s great son, when did you plan on getting that done?” His reply ‘Oh, just before Christmas mum, so it’s ready for you for Christmas day.’

Sounded awesome at the time, but for our son to paint my office and his room, everything would have to be moved out first, and this is where the upheaval began but the decluttering opportunity arrived. (more…)

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