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January 15, 2008


WfmwsmallToday is another edition of Works-For-Me Wednesday Backwards Edition, in which you ask a question of your readers instead of sharing a piece of advice.
Here’s my dilemma: I’m waking up at 5am most mornings then I toss and turn for an hour or so till I drop off again. I wake with the alarm at 7.30 feeling like I haven’t slept at all. Although by the time the children are ready for school, I perk up. The pharmacist suggested a couple of glasses of wine in the evening, but I’ve stopped drinking! I go to bed between 11pm and 11.30 most nights and read before I sleep. I have no idea why I wake up at this time almost every morning.
  Does anyone have any advice other than herbal remedies which as yet, don’t seem to help…
Still on the subject of sleep, here’s my entry for Witty wednesday…
By the time the soldier pulled into the little town, every hotel room was taken. “You’ve got to have a room somewhere”, he pleaded with a proprietor. “Well, I do have a double room with one occupant, but he is an Air Force guy” admitted the manager, and he might be glad to split the cost. But to tell you the truth, he snores so loudly that people in adjoining rooms have complained in the past. I’m not sure it’d be worth it to you.
” No problem.” the tired Army guy assured him, “I’ll take it.” The next morning the soldier came down to breakfast bright-eyed and bushy tailed. “How’d you sleep?” asked the manager. “Never better”, said the soldier. The manager was impressed. “No problem with the other guy snoring all night long?” “No, I shut him up in no time”, explained the soldier.
“How’d you manage that?” asked the proprietor.
“Well, he was already in bed, snoring away, when I walked into the room, so I gave him a kiss on the cheek” explained the soldier. “Then, I whispered in his ear ‘Good night beautiful’, and he sat up all night watching me.”

Works for Me

July 18, 2007


There are many housework tasks I put off, but I’ve found a product that really helps me do the two most boring jobs in the world. Cleaning the microwave and the fridge. It’s called Dr.Beckmann ‘Rescue’  . My fridge stank of prawns, but after taking out the shelves and cleaning it with Rescue, the odour went straight away. It cleaned the microwave no problem. Check out their website  

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Works for me!

January 24, 2007


   wfmwheader2.jpg As you may have guessed by now, my main New Years  Resolution was to de-clutter and organise my home.

 How many books do you have? What do you do with them when you have finished with them? Are they in a cupboard? Under the bed never to be read again? Do you pass them on?

 This is what I do with mine, please comment after you see the Bookcrossing site!   

 runningbook33.gif   Bookcrossing  is the perfect way to pass on the books you have read whether you enjoyed them or not. Take a good look, you may even want to join!


For more tips go to Rocks in my Dryer

Chocolate Pudding

January 10, 2007


• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

• 3 tablespoons cornstarch
• 1/8 teaspoon
• 2 1/2 cups skim milk
• 1 1/2 teaspoons

Combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in a heavy medium saucepan. Stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly (do not let burn). Cook and stir for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Pour the pudding into a bowl or dessert dishes. Cover the surface with plastic wrap. Chill thoroughly. Add a cheeky blob of fresh cream!

Courtesy of Lowfat Lifestyle (I added the cream!)

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A basket case!

January 3, 2007


 hamper1.jpg I remember reading on a blog somewhere (thankyou if it was yours) that a pretty basket at the bottom of the stairs is useful for all the bits n’ pieces children bring down from their room, time and time again!

 My girls are always littering the lounge and kitchen with their belongings. So I put an empty Christmas hamper basket on the stairs and throw the bits in as I find them. At the end of the day, I take the basket upstairs and they are responsible for taking out their stuff or the bin gets it! Works for me!