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betterinrecovery
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Re: Cleaning at home

Postby betterinrecovery » Wed May 02, 2018 4:04 pm

Dear Chris,
Hello.
I wear scarves as I tend to feel chilly around my neck. I go for the meter long embroidered things in the winter and the light cotton ones in the summer.
I actually had some real silk ones...light but warm but I do believe I gave them out.

I was given a lovely thick wrap affair for Christmas - woollen with orange flowers, I love it so. I asked my niece where she go it from as a wanted to get a second one, it was from a Christmas market though.

I found what might have been a prayer shawl, made of woven wool. I am going to shorten it slightly and then it will be good to wear to a garden party later this month.
I hope I shall look elegant.

Anyway, looking forward to hearing from you.

B

betterinrecovery
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Re: Cleaning at home

Postby betterinrecovery » Fri May 04, 2018 9:21 am

Dear Chris,
I hope I haven't' put you off with my writings.
Anyway, I think I might be having a root around to find some of the books that I have enjoyed.
I have been listening to taking books on You-tube.
Jane Ausen's persuasion was very good.
Well, all the best to you.
B

christabel
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Re: Cleaning at home

Postby christabel » Mon May 07, 2018 2:11 pm

Hi B

No you definitely haven't put me off. Sorry if I have made you worry a bit. Just haven't felt too good the last few days and was finding it hard to find words.
Still not brilliant but trying to look forward a bit more positively. Strong believer in self help and the support on forum is life-changing.

How are you? Did you get over your cold?
Having real problems trying to type out with internet. Try more later
Hopefully better.
X Chris.

betterinrecovery
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Re: Cleaning at home

Postby betterinrecovery » Tue May 08, 2018 7:57 am

Dear Chris,
I have had difficulties with writing also.

I hit on a 'Brilliant' idea, I thought I would try and get our elderly computer to start its voice recognition software.

well, the computer went into shock ...and closed down. It took all day to get it started again...every now and again I would remove the battery, put it back and try to restart it, at one stage it was going to go back to 'factory mode' and erase all the files...well, I couldn't have that as I have not backed up the files.
Happily, the computer is working and I have purchased a back up memory box thing (technical term) and will back up files e.t.c.

betterinrecovery
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Re: Cleaning at home

Postby betterinrecovery » Tue May 08, 2018 8:06 am

So thank you for your reply.

I have been a bit spaced out as I have been lowering the meds that I am on.
The specialist do not make things easy do they? It would have been nice to know that I would have stomach cramps and that I would go numb in my fingers and toes e.t.c.

I hope you are feeling a bit better today.

B

betterinrecovery
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Re: Cleaning at home

Postby betterinrecovery » Tue May 08, 2018 8:20 am

We went to a National Trust stately home yesterday.

(I was never a Downton Abbey fan...but I do like period dramas and films adapted from classic books).

It was impressive, but I was most impressed with the order kitchen area and the butlers pantry and the House Mistresses' room.
the kitchens had a cold room for game, a cold room for making pastry, a cold room for preserves, then there was a range that would have been fuled with carcoal, a range fuled with wood and a copper heating system for hot water. There was also out rooms with a laundry.
I was just impressed with the order and simplicity.

I took my sandals off so that I could cool my feet on the sone paving...refreshing.

We weren't really allowed to take pictures, which was a shame.

Have you anything interesting planned in the next week?

christabel
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Re: Cleaning at home

Postby christabel » Wed May 09, 2018 1:36 pm

Hi B

Your trip out sounded wonderful. I'm sure if I had been born in that age I would have been working downstairs. No lady of the manor for me I'm afraid.
The servants were not allowed the shirk their duties but at least they would be warm quite a bit of the time and would be well fed. I like period dramas too.
We visited Chatsworth house last year but the downstairs was not accessible. Lovely place and gardens but unfortunately it was raining cats and dogs all day.

Definitely pleased I just have my little home to clean and a fridge, cooker and washer. Should not complain really. How things have progressed even just in my life time.

Nothing planned as yet for next week but feel as though I would like to get out into the countryside. Lake district was on the news this morning and I was wishing I was there. Can't do all the walking now but would appreciate the scenery.

I'm like you in that I think it is withdrawal from meds that is making me feel rubbish. A peaceful relax away sounds wonderful.
X Chris

aldertree
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Re: Cleaning at home

Postby aldertree » Mon May 14, 2018 11:16 am

Hello, I have just joined this forum and chose this topic to start with. I have problems with house cleaning and hoarding. I've looked at some of the posts and they have encouraged me to try do more. At the moment I try to do some housework most days and sometimes do some decluttering. I have found storing items in plastic boxes helpful as I can see what's in storage. Also I was given the advise to take photos of some items that I no longer want to keep but I want to remember.

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betterinrecovery
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Re: Cleaning at home

Postby betterinrecovery » Mon May 14, 2018 7:34 pm

Welcome to here :)
A ha!
This is the thing with collecting and hoarding, there is lots to do.
I heard about the taking pictures idea as well, on All in the Mind on BBC Radio 4.

Welcome to here (again),
Perhaps we should start a thread about supporting decluttering? What do you think?
Best wishes
B

aldertree
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Re: Cleaning at home

Postby aldertree » Mon May 21, 2018 2:22 pm

Hi B,

Thank you :D . I think it would be good to start a new thread about hoarding, will try to in the next few weeks. Thank you as well for writing about the all in the mind programme - I've looked on the iplayer and found a prog about hoarding so will probably listen to it. Hoarding adds to my anxiety and stress so I'm keen to declutter. I hope you are able to do some of your declutterring.

Best wishes,

A x


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