Well as the New Year approaches I thought it would be a good idea to sweep away the old one. Mick is back at work while I have the rest of the week off while using up the remainder of my holiday allowance.
So there I was yesterday cleaning and sorting out with a vengence. Anything that was no longer useful was being cleared away and put out with the rubbish or bagged up to go to the charity shops.
I cannot believe it took the whole day to clear out my lounge! I must admit that I went through every single cupboard and cleaned everything - but a whole day!
It is surprising what you gather over time but I was ruthless - if I hadn't used it or didn't particularly like it then out it went.
By the end of the day I have to admit that I felt shattered and was aching all over. All I longed for was a nice soak in a hot bath but no, the boiler has now decided not to give us any hot water. Not quite the same just having a strip wash with a kettle full of water!
This morning I am up and ready to continue with the onslaught but I think it will be a little less zealous as my back aches and feels stiff - oh the joy of getting older :-)