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Moving Minimalism

Prior to moving house, you can (and probably have already found yourself in the past) start removing things, objects, furniture, books, kitchenware and other stuff from your home during the packing process. In the past when I’ve been moving, the nearby charity shops have benefitted greatly from the bulky art books and miscellaneous heavy and […]

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The LEGO Greengrocer

In 2008, LEGO released one of it’s big modular builds targeted towards older builders – AFOLs (Adult Fans Of LEGO), set number 10185-1 The Greengrocer. Comprised of 2,352 pieces, this set would have set you back £99.99, or $149.99 in the US (in 2019 money this is £137 or $176). A magnificent build, full of […]

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Just start

Start. Take the first step. Start that blog. Type the first word of your book. Put your trainers on and leave the house for that run. Sit down on the cushion to meditate. Open the cookbook. Pick up the guitar. Whatever it is that you have been putting off, this is your starting point. This […]

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Social media

A huge number of people use Instagram and other social media platforms every single day. A few years ago I was as hooked as anyone and allowed my phone screen to light up with every like, comment and follow that happened. I would post at least once a day, sometime recycling old posts to ensure […]

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Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo, of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever fame has teamed up with Netflix for an adorable tidying/organising/decluttering show called ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo‘. If you don’t know who Marie Kondo is yet and want the Wikipedia version; here it is. In short, she is a Japanese organising consultant who […]

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What is part-time minimalism?

Part-time minimalism is something that I searched for information about, but that I couldn’t find any on. Perhaps someone already minimised all the information from the Internet? Rather than thinking of it in terms of “sometimes I buy nothing intentionally, and sometimes I buy everything mindlessly”, I mean part-time in terms of I have a […]

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Minimalist games and challenges

Following on from my 5 minute fire drill game / challenge, I decided to compile a list of other minimalist fun to be had! When I say minimalist games, I don’t mean Bananagrams (a brilliant game!), Story Cubes, charades, or the plethora of card games you can play with a regular deck of cards, I […]

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5 minute fire drill

In my last post Fire drill I gave the background story of how I came up with this minimalist game/challenge. Do you want to play? It’s slightly like ‘floor is lava‘ but more like ‘house is on fire’. Safety note: do not set your house on fire to play this game, we are using that […]

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Fire drill

About 7 years ago, on a regular weekday evening, I was sat in the apartment I was living in at that time enjoying an ice lolly, when a loud alarm started blaring outside. It was the fire alarm. Instead of rushing outside and down the four flights of stairs, I went to the door and […]

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Christmas

Two weeks ago was the breaking of the wave of the biggest shopping period of the year. December 25th, the crescendo of consumerism peaked, broke, and withdrew for another 364 days (perhaps that should read ~300 days). The build up to Christmas is full of extra expensive adverts aiming to provoke celebratory newspaper headlines. Whether […]

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