It has come to my attention, that we have too much stuff in our homes, so i make sure i declutter at least once a month, taking all items i no longer need to my local charity shop, my husband was a collector and i used to be a horder but not any more, even my kids are onboard with decluttering getting rid of clothes they no longer need, books no longer being read ect.., its great to live in uncluttered home, i still have a little way to go before i can say we are clutter free but we are getting there.

Harris academy gets 0/10 for staff’s spelling and grammar

Originally posted on Inside Croydon:

Roke bannerIt seems that some of the staff at a newly academised primary in the south of Croydon which is now being run by the Harris Federation need to go back to school, after a document outlining the strict new uniform regime was sent out with spelling and English grammar mistakes, including the dreaded grocer’s apostrophe.

The story from the first week of term about Harris Primary Academy Kenley –not to be confused with the existing, local authority-run Kenley Primary – has managed to make it into the national press, with The Guardian covering the latest row between Harris and the parents at what was until July known as Roke Primary.

Parents last week received a uniform list which included reference to “mohican’s” (used as a plural) and with “pinafore” spelt “pinnafore”.

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Homemade Kids…


looks amazing

Originally posted on My Make Do and Mend Year:

I posted recently a Summer Reading List, of books about all things sustainable, and was contacted by a wonderful lady called Nicola Baird (who I met at the Ecover Message in our Bottle launch) about one of the books that she has written called Homemade Kids.

homemade kids
And she very kindly sent me a copy!

It really is great, and I wish someone had given me a copy when we were expecting BigSmall.
It would have opened my eyes to more sustainable ways of parenting, beyond simply using re-usable nappies.

The book covers many areas that new parents might welcome some guidance on:

  • Giving your home a green makeover
  • Shopping
  • Gifts and celebrations
  • Food
  • Nappies
  • Time with your baby
  • Sleeping, baths and no-fee babysitting
  • Getting around
  • Local life

and even discusses how to deal with that very difficult one of how to approach the subject of buying less, or…

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Exclusive: Syfy Picks Up Continuum for Season 3

Originally posted on TVLine:

Continuum Renewed Season 3Kiera Cameron’s future looks bright Stateside, as Syfy has officially picked up Season 3 of Continuum, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The Rachel Nichols-fronted Canadian production had received its order for another cycle earlier this summer, by Showcase.

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Season 2 of the time-trippy drama, which airs its finale here on Friday, Aug. 30, ranks as the No. 1 original cable drama in its time slot among Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and total viewers (where it’s averaging 1.8 million weekly, with Live+7 playback) — up 21 percent, 18 percent and 21 percent versus Season 1.

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Season 3’s 13 episodes will unspool on Syfy sometime in 2014.

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