I’ve been decluttering.
Really decluttering this time.
I am constantly talking of decluttering and even get rid of a small bag or two of ‘stuff’ fairly regularly. However this time around, it’s the big guns. Everything must go. Well not quite, but everything must be re-evaluated and re-assessed to see whether it really is needed or wanted.
Living in a small living space, requires constant reassessing of said ‘stuff’. I try to be very careful of what comes in the door, but still the ‘stuff’ mounts up. And mostly it’s just stored away, under the ‘maybe we will need it one day’ label. With another baby on the way, space is kind of important. Not that babies take up much room, but I know I’m going to enjoy an empty draw or a cleared shelf space a whole lot more once the decluttering as ended.
One thing I have been going through is all my resource folders. I had actually forgotten I had them, as there was a pile of other ‘stuff’ in front of the cupboard door for so long, so much so, that I couldn’t open the door. Front pile gets smaller and shifted. What’s behind there oh…more ‘stuff’. Goody.
Resource folders like,
House ideas- still haven’t bought that house.
Gardening how to’s- I’m still just making do with pot plants, that large secret garden is still a while off.
Massage Therapy notes- too many years ago, am I really going to look at it again?
Old work stuff- come on, it’s been awhile…quite a while.
A years worth of French notes- Parlez vous anglais?
And a whole lot more.
One good thing to come out of all of this, is just moving it somewhere else. Not another folder or another shelf, but online. Having stopped myself from using Pinterest since I heard about it, (as I did not need another digital distraction) I’ve decided that quite frankly it’s a bloody good idea, and now all my scrappy pieces of paper instead of cluttering up my flat, can now clutter up cyberspace. Ahhh, quite liberating really.
So while I don’t need to add any more screen time to my life, I’m loving having a place to store all those ideas that don’t take up my living space and doesn’t gather dust… and I’m quite happy with that trade off.
So what’s all that got to do with a ploughman’s lunch? Not a lot really, but a girls got to eat, and I had had a ploughman’s lunch roll on my mind for quite some time.
Time to get that thought on to my plate.
Ploughmans Lunch Roll
seeded bread roll
your favourite strong cheese
Ploughmans Lunch Bread Ingredients
300g starter (100%)
50g (1 cup) unprocessed bran
50g (1/2 cup) linseed meal
3 tbls LSA
2 tbls chia seeds
100g spelt flour
300g strong bakers flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
Make it up in your favourite bready fashion.
(I gave an overnight prove, shaped, and proved again. Sprayed rolls with water and then baked at 240C with lots of oven steam.)
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