Get rid of that clutter

Written by Mary Lambert

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Clear out and move on So have a big clearout, be ruthless keep only what you really like and want. Do a few hours here and there and see how you lift your home’s energy and atmosphere. It is truly liberating, once you create a shift and dump that rubbish that has being annoying you for months, you will soon notice new exciting things starting to happen.

Clutter clearing tips • Go round each room with a pad and assess your junk, highlightrepparttar priority areas to sort out first. • Do one small area at a time, focus on clearing out a drawer, cupboard or a wardrobe – don’t overwhelm yourself. • Get together five bags or boxes and label them: Junk, Charity shop or friends, Things to be repaired or altered, Things to sort and move and Transitional (keep inrepparttar 147597 loft for 6 months, if you don’t miss them, throw them out). Sort out all your clutter into these bags. • Don’t hold onto presents you don’t like just because a friend or relative gave them to you, give them to charity or someone who will like them. • If anything is broken, get it mended or get rid of it as it promotes negative energy. • Remember linking yourself to past relationships won’t let new ones come in, so keep a few romantic mementoes, but throw awayrepparttar 147598 rest.

Mary Lambert is an experienced feng shui and decluttering consultant and can be contacted at

The Ancient Pathways of Cornwall

Written by Simon Mitchell

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'Restormel'repparttar Castle of The Black Prince, overlooksrepparttar 147215 once highest navigable point ofrepparttar 147216 river Fowey, an ancient site. Like Castle D'or , used as a title for one of Daphne DuMaurier's books, it is likely to be pre-iron age. When you look at a map a whole line of at least Roman age encampments followsrepparttar 147217 river route across land, with one site perched next torepparttar 147218 once highest navigable point ofrepparttar 147219 Camel - in Dunmere woods. This suggests that this route was an important one to protect - because it was a main artery for precious metals.

The existing Saints Way followsrepparttar 147220 river route across East Cornwall, which was established long beforerepparttar 147221 Saints as a convenient short-cut between Ireland and Wales andrepparttar 147222 south coast of Cornwall - and on. The way is rich in springs and many holy wells are still to be found. The Church at Lanlivery, a visible route sign from many miles away, sits high onrepparttar 147223 horizon, a beacon for travellers. It lines up withrepparttar 147224 saint's pathway to ancient standing stones at Helman Tor an evident meeting place from Stone Age times. The Church at Lanivet beckonsrepparttar 147225 traveller on to whererepparttar 147226 route meetsrepparttar 147227 river Camel at Ruthernbridge and then continues North to Padstow.

Likerepparttar 147228 songs of Aborigines,repparttar 147229 peoples who once travelled these lands would learnrepparttar 147230 route through stories ofrepparttar 147231 wayplaces they would meet. And sometimes, when it is quiet,repparttar 147232 land still whispers these secrets to willing ears.

The Lily: Episode 1 (fiction) by Simon Mitchell This article is from research for 'The Lily' - the first episode of an exciting new Cornish novel set in the Fowey River Valley. Preview this story by visiting:

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