Today was a real no-brainer day - it was our house inspection so I spent the day making sure it was all sparkly and clean for our landlady. It felt really good to declutter and fill another bag with bits and bobs destined for the charity shop. When the little one is back at school this week I'll definitely be looking out old toys and things to bag up and take down. My only problem is which shop to take everything to! I've decided on an animal shelter thrift shop and a heart charity, both of which I know do really good things so I feel happy that they're going to great new homes. I'm actually really excited about it! I've always had a slight issue with throwing things away, "stuff" is a bit of a comfort blanket for me, but I feel like I'm slowly getting away from that state of mind... new year, new leaf, new me! With the declutter I spent time just chatting to the landlady and making her feel comfortable - neither of us have wanted to intrude on each other's time or space so I made sure she was happy with us being there and with extending our lease (quite important!).
    "No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves" - Amelia Earhart


    January 2013