Work-life balance, think of it in terms of a seesaw with work on one side and personal life on the other and all you have to do is keep the weight balance right for you

Clearing The Clutter

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Having lived in our home for a number of years, we have accumulated a fair amount of clutter. Some of it sentimental, some of it just-in-case-we-might-need-it and some of it because we simply haven't got round to getting rid of it yet.

After work, hot summer days are designed for relaxing with a beer, yes? After all, these days are few and far between. More often than not, the sun prefers weekdays to weekends, and refreshing the weather forecast page every few minutes doesn’t make the sun suddenly appear.

Cleaning is the bane of my life. It is something that is forever on my mind when I'm at home and I constantly feel guilty as I will do absolutely anything to get out of it.

Takeaway Cravings

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Have you ever sat at home in the evening, feeling hungry and visiting the fridge every ten minutes in the hope that inspiration will strike you?

There are two standing jokes about British men that I’ve never been able to get on board with.

Carpet Cleaning the Easy Way

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I share a house with a toddler and animals. It never feels like my house is squeaky clean, even if all I do is clean some days.

There's no shortage of news reports about the oil price crash we’ve been living with the last couple of years. I live in Aberdeen and it's not pretty. Every day there are reports of more and more redundancies.

Wrapping Christmas Presents

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Most of my Christmas presents are bought and hidden in various places around the house. My shiny rolls of wrapping paper are ready. I love wrapping presents. At least, I used to, when I had the time.

Lawn Mowing Mayhem

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Summer 2016 marked the first time I had ever operated a lawn mower. Pretty shameful for someone my age really.

Why I Hate Ironing

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To quote one my good friends, "Ironing is a tragic waste of time".

It's true though, isn't it? Unless you are one of those rare people who actually find it enjoyable.

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