Just visited Ikea to return spare parts (all those extra bits and pieces - and not forgetting the Allen keys of course), packing and plastic packaging...
They were thrilled !!! Truly, properly happy... and surprised...
Apparently it's rare for customers to take this stuff to them.
So, next time you buy, set all that extra stuff by, separating the extra parts from the packing and plastic packaging, and return it on your next visit ! #News #Inspiration #GoodPractice #Snip
The other day I posted about hitting the brick wall and asked the question, what do you do? I'd asked, because the previous evening had seen my return to Zumba after an 18 month break. A break that at 15 minutes into the session, seemed more like decades! Yes, I'd hit a brick wall. Luckily my instructor had given me the heads up beforehand, 'Just take your time and ease your way back into things. Do what you can, and when you can't keep up just move in time to the music.' I'm
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This article comes with a warning, as it is an exercise in life expansion and is not, repeat not for the fainthearted. Okay, I know, 'How do you learn?' is a big question, so let's be more specific. How do you learn a new skill? I ask, because, it is an important aspect of ongoing lifelong living expansion and, for the most part, the ways and means by which we learn new skills hold us back from living a forever expanding yet consolidating life. So, how do you kick these old w
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... pears are good for you One a day, preferably at morning tea or thereabouts will do you the world of good... inside and out. Don't believe me? Google, 'health benefits of pears' Enjoy ! #GoodPractice #Snippets
Yes, just living can be transformational in an holistic, life-enhancing way. So, how do you get to live this way? Here's a tip: The next time a life-enhancing event takes place, savour it, immerse yourself in the wholeness of you, life and everything. Open yourself to the pleasures of restorative sleep, then sleep on it, or have a few sleeps on it to ensure the fullness of the event has its effect on everything you are. You will thank yourself for it in the long run. Here's w
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