We moved into this house knowing that we’d have to do a lot of work on it so it became our home. We’ve got a whole list of things that need doing; some of these are fairly major and involve knocking down walls and some are just a question of a spot of decorating. The jobs will need to be tackled in a particular order so that we don’t end up repeating work like we needed to in the old house. The laundry room is the first room to be tackled. It’s like a cave at the moment; it’s so dark and cramped, so we plan to move an internal wall and and replace the rather decrepit boiler.
Here’s some inspiration for ideas I might include.
1. Inspiration for Moms has this fold out drying rack .
2. Decorganize has this pegboard for the eternal problem of odd socks!
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There are few things that bring me as much pleasure as seeing lots of books and smelling the smell of coffee. I think that’s one of the greatest appeals to bookstores with coffee shops in them; the two intertwine and make you want to sip and read.
It’s still early in January, and it’s not too late to make a resolution to read some good books this year.
We haven’t talked about books much in a while, so this is a great place to let us know what we should read. Also, feel free to share your favorite coffees and brands. My Keurig can’t get enough of Golden French Toast, Kahlua, and Hazelnut Coffee.
Here’s what’s on my list. If you have a minute and care to share what books you have lined up, please do so. Or feel free to share something we shouldn’t miss.
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*Trigger warning* This post contains potentially disturbing material of rape
Picture the scene. A woman in a bar. Dressed up for a night out, drinking and having fun. A group of men at the other side spot her. She leaves her drink on the table with her friend and goes to the toilet. She comes back and finishes the drink. Gradually she becomes more and more giddy, as if going under an anaesthetic.
She wakes up in hospital with sharp stabbing pains in her groin and pelvic area. Her legs and arms are covered in bruises. Her left eye is so badly swollen she can barely see out of it. She has no recollection of the night before, what happened to her or how she ended up in hospital.
It transpires that her drink had been spiked. She was taken outside and gang raped by the group of men that…
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