How to shelve the book lover in you

And it’s July. Where has the year gone?

In Australia, July means tax time and cold weather. Both of which are excellent reasons to snuggle up under a warm blanket and lose yourself in a good book. If you can find that book you bought last month! Let’s look at how to shelve the book lover in you.

France is sizzling this summer

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy’s rich and your ma is good-lookin’
So hush, little baby, don’t you cry.

Du Bose Heyward / George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin

Pantry envy and how to attract it

It’s June already and winter has arrived. It’s time to fill our (already overflowing) pantries with ingredients to make delicious soups and hearty casseroles. From tins to Tupperware containers, and boxes of pasta, everything needs a storage spot. To minimise waste and maximise usage you need to take a good hard look at your kitchen storage options. If you lose the urge to bake a cake, before you find the moth infested flour, it’s time to take control.

7 of the Best Apps for When You Need to Keep Time

Timekeeping apps serve a slew of purposes. They’re productivity apps, they’re personal apps, they’re apps for management and freelancing. They can be incredibly useful, and as such it would be a crying shame if we didn’t bring you a selection of the best.

As Easter Approaches

“I lied on my Weight Watchers list. I put down that I had 3 eggs… but they were Cadbury chocolate eggs.” Caroline Rhea

How to stop your linen cupboard giving you the sheets

How did March go? Did you try one new idea to make your life a little better? Did you say no to that social function that was going to stretch your energy? Did you take some time to breathe deeply when you were ready to scream? Did it help?

As spring blooms throughout France

“Everyone loves spring. Everything emerges and straightens up. It’s like nature’s erection.”
David Hockney

Violets, mauve crocuses and small yellow butterflies that match the primroses, almond blossom and mimosa – wattle to you. It’s spring, but about a month early. We’re eating broad beans and asparagus outdoors — at lunchtime anyway — and the days are longer, the sunshine brighter and the sunrises and sunsets deeper.

Organising your way to a better life

From Deck the Halls to clearing the decks… and now it’s March.

You’re tired and the year has barely begun. You’ve returned to work frazzled and listening to people talk about Marie Kondo. You want her to knock on your door, spring clean your life and get you organised to within an inch of your T-shirts. You’re not alone in wanting your home and your life organised and thus (presumably) improved.