Author Archives: deborah @ the magic jug

About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.

Making this year’s diary: do what you can with what you have

Even though I do lots of my planning online, including a share online appointments diary with Malcolm, I always love to have and use a paper diary for the year.  I use it for making lists (to do lists, lists … Continue reading

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The 100 day challenge: what I learned

I finished the 100 day challenge in the middle of October, the day before we left for a visit to our friends in Denmark.  I’m so sorry not to have got round to writing this up sooner. To recap, this … Continue reading

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2019 goals: use less water

To achieve a goal you have to make a start.  I made my start last week by reviewing our water bills.  It turns out that there’s a point to hoarding some of this stuff, particularly if it gives you as … Continue reading

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New Year 2019

And so another year has ended and a new one begins.  I confess that, while on a personal level 2019 holds good promise, the bigger picture seems to me to promise many worrying and difficult things.  It comes to something … Continue reading

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Five good things on Friday (mid-December!)

It’s been a while since I did one of these, but this has been a week with lots of good things in among the rubbish stuff happening in the big wide world, and I want to capture them here. And … Continue reading

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Moving it on

In the 43 years we’ve been together and especially the almost 28 years we’ve been in this house we’ve accumulated a lot of stuff.  Some of the stuff we love, some of the stuff we don’t love.  Some of the … Continue reading

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Busting the stash

Knitters, crocheters and sew-ers  (sorry about the hyphen, but – sewers??) out there will know just what this means.  For the rest of you, some of us seem to acquire a backlog of lovely (and sometimes not so lovely) yarns … Continue reading

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