Dear Claire,

First, I have to say a big thank you for that clip from Morecambe and Wise. Happy for sure. It brought me right back to childhood Saturdays at my grandparents’ house. A few years back now!

Just a quick post today, but I heard this the other day and thought you might like it. The conversation was around what to give up for Lent – and the idea was to give up clutter! Specifically, pick one thing a day to give up, put it in a box, and once Lent is over, take the box to a charity shop.

I thought this a rather clever way to help yourself and benefit others at the same time. And depending on one’s tradition, it doesn’t have to be tied to Lent, of course; it could work at any time of the year. It’s good for me, anyway, as I’m enlisting my other family members too, and suddenly spring-cleaning doesn’t seem quite so overwhelming….

Lots of love,