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Sanctuary

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Housekeeper’s Diary

  I am in hiding. The window-cleaners are due and they are CHATTY MEN. Men who want cups of teas and plates of cake and biscuits and though I can usually be relied upon for such matters (and there is indeed a mighty fine slab of Parkin in the cake tin), today my ability to make small talk about the weather has gone the same way as my ability to dress in a way suitable to me[...]

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Housekeeper’s Diary

A slow morning after a long night. Finally climbing into bed at four o'clock in the morning when Ste returned home after a seven freezing hours sitting in the car waiting for the breakdown recovery that didn't arrive. His shivery misery compounded by an act of abject cruelty I can barely comprehend. The milk of human kindness apparently much in short supply where once there was friends[...]

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Housekeeper’s Diary

  It is rare now that I write at the weekends, for there simply isn't time, but today has been a long, lazy day and my fingers are itching to type. Suddenly I am alert, and blinking back into life like a mole emerging from a long dark tunnel. Awake and astonished that there is still a life to be had here in my lovely interwebs. Able to sit upright without feeling as though sleep co[...]

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Housekeeper’s Diary

There are words in this life no sane woman wants to hear. Namely, "I'm really sorry but I have dripped fish juice all the way from the kitchen to the front door and I haven't got time to sort it out, sooooooo sorry, byeeeee, mwah!" Fish juice!! At seven forty-five in the morning the very idea of "fish-juice" makes me want to vomit. Actually scrap that, at any time, day or night, the ter[...]

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Making The Bed The Brocante Way…

  ** Making Your Bed the Brocante Way is a vintage BrocanteHome post I regularly update to remind you that even bedtime should be a little less ordinary...** It is late and HouseKeepers I am exhausted. Some mornings I open my eyes and I just can't wait till bedtime so I can crawl into bed. Then other days I am so wrapped up in what I am doing that I put going to bed off unti[...]