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Value

I haven't chosen a word of the year, I was just focusing on being aware of when I thought I couldn't be bothered. But one word keeps popping up over and over, a couple of people used it when I spoke about my perfect Friday, the day I didn't meet my friend to go shopping.

Value


It's just a word that keeps jumping out at me, and I think it's something I need to pay attention to. Whether it be decluttering items that don't add anything to my life, or spending time doing things and surrounding myself with positive people taking me in the right direction. 

Being in the town is a lovely thing at the moment, it's so nice to have the sense of belonging to a community for probably the first time. I did a favour for the manager of one of the shops last week, so then they gave me the heads up about something I might be interested in, I then told someone I know so they could benefit too. Just little things that make the day a bit brighter. 


In the value for money sense of value I picked up a replacement for my shower puff this week. Every year at Christmas I receive a gift set with shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, handwash and a shower puffs, so never need to buy one. This year, in the spirit of plastic reduction, I received two bars of cardboard wrapped soap instead, so I am shower puff-less. I looked at eco friendly alternatives and they are just too expensive for me, so although I know if I get a bargain then someone else is paying somewhere along the line I bought some wash cloths from Home Bargains for 29p each. This month 'm starting to build my slush fund so the next time something needs to be replaced there is money waiting for it. Such as new cycling leggings for Dan, he came off his bike today due to a patch of ice and he has a big cut, massive bruise and a hole in the knee of his trousers. 

The stash of ignored fabrics is diminishing and the new quit is coming along nicely. I walk past the fabric shop every time I go to the town, I've avoided it because I am now enjoying using the old fabrics and just don't want to spoil it by buying something new - the offcuts of which will hang around for ages. 


In other news the new front door will be fitted next Wednesday. The fitter called last night, even he was surprised at how long it's taken, but he's looking forward to coming over and having a chat about the turnaround in Burnley's season which should be fun. 

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  1. I only use those puffs & scrunchie thingies when I get given in a gift set, but we use flannels/was clothes, they last for ages, and when they are really past it I use for cleaning cloths.

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    1. That's my plan, to use them for as long as possible then use them again as a cleaning rag. I don't think I've ever bought one of those scrunchies, they've always been a gift.

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  2. I was do glad when we had a new door as the other had to have a key left in it, but then it stopped my husband using his key! Love the fabric and looking forward to seeing what it turns in to.

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    1. Thank you, I really am enjoying using up all the scraps, I was quite shocked when I saw how much fabric I had.

      I am so looking forward to the new door.

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  3. I love your word for the year and the sentiment behind it.
    Hope Dan is OK. It sounds like it was a nasty fall. X

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    1. Thank you, thankfully he seemed to control his fall quite well, his knee looks a mess but it wasn't too painful and he was able to cycle in the following day too.

      I'm not really a word of the year person but you know when something just keeps cropping up...

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  4. I love the quilt pieces. I'm sure it's going to be lovely. :)

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    1. Thank you, it's a fun project, nice to not have to think about it too much, just grab a strip and stitch!

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  5. The quilt is coming on nicely. Good for you on being able to walk past the fabric store.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you, a few days of chilly and wet weather has focused the mind!

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  6. A good one that covers a wide range of approaches. Looking forward to how it pans out in practise.
    xx

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