Welcome to my new follower, Julia Douglas. Thank you all for your kind words, and to Juhli for the advice on clearing a house after a loved one has died.
We are only just getting back to normal after the emotional and tiring weekend, it knocked both of us for six, we still haven't had a decent night's sleep.
I'm still in a decluttering frame of mind. This afternoon we're taking a black bin bag full of clothes, large carrier bag of shoes, and 2 boxes of crockery to the CS. Over the next few days I'm going to sort the kitchen cupboards, as I know there are pans and dishes I don't use. Then there are books to be culled....I did get rid of a couple of carriers full a few months ago, but I know there are more that can go.
And then there's the paperwork.....god how I hate dealing with paperwork! It isn't scattered all over the house like MiL's was, it is all contained within the lounge in a filing cabinet, desk and sideboard (oops, there's a small pile on the windowsill as well, oh dear!). Still, it will probably take me at least a day to sort through it all, but hopefully a lot of it can be shredded/burnt, and the remainder contained within the filing cabinet.
And then it's just a case of keeping it all in check and not accumulating more.....she says, with the little devil on her shoulder cackling like mad and croaking "not a chance!".
Did 2 loads of washing this morning....I've had to use the tumble dryer for some of it as it's heavy showers on and off all the time, and only have one clothes horse and a couple of rad airers. I've been trying to avoid using the tumble dryer, but needs must. Baked a wholemeal loaf and a banana cake. Doing roasted butternut squash & tomato lasagne for dinner.....the roasted tomatoes I got out of the freezer are the last of our homegrown ones from last year. We're not vegetarians, but we do have a couple of meat-free meals each week.