Cleaning in the home: hand sanitiser. Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash.

Cleaning around the home – Debra’s story

Cleaning be it essential to ensure your home is dirt, grease and grime free!! Well as best as it can be, is at best necessary but sometimes irksome. I am always surprised at how dust creeps in even after a week, as well as the hidden grit that you unintentionally find when walking barefoot across the floor. Yet I did only washed the floor earlier that day! I clean what would be deemed as ‘thoroughly’ once a week, but I daily clean the toilet, sink and kitchen area. My mother would clean pretty much every moment of the day, which initially I too mimicked as I grew up until I had children. It was then I realised that actually there is more to life than cleaning every moment if the day… making memories, spending time with my children, together exploring the world around us.

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Living room with no people in it. Photo by Jarek Ceborski on Unsplash

What is work? What does it mean to work?

What is work? What does it mean to work?

These are two questions that have long hung over my life. Growing up, I often got the sense that work was something that led to something being product – a ‘thing’ you could quantify and measure. My father was a car mechanic, and my uncle was (and still is) a carpenter: two very ‘practical’ disciplines where the doer gets dirty, and there is an obvious output at the end of the working day.

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