Clean the air in your home and make it smell good

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We want our homes to look good, feel good and we want the air we breathe inside our homes to be healthy and have a pleasant smell.

I have a very sensitive nose and I’m quite finicky about bad odours. Stinky shoes, the smell of fish that lingers in the air after cooking or of onions I chopped the night before, and unpleasant pet odours unsettle me. I’m not at ease until they’re gone. I simply feel better when our home smells clean and fresh.

Of course, to remove bad odours it’s best to deal with them at the source; get rid of the cause of the offending odour. Change the kitty litter, empty the garbage, do a thorough cleaning and open windows to let the fresh air in. But sometimes we need to call in extra help.

No matter how bad the smell I never reach for conventional air fresheners and odour eliminators. Continue reading

A stubborn old Irishman and rum cardamom fig chocolate truffles

UntitledHello and Happy New Year!

Did you miss me? I promised myself to be disciplined about this blog and to write at least once a week. But sometimes life gets in the way and commitments change.

The reason for my hiatus was a recent trip out East with my sister to help our father. He’s 86 years old and lives by himself in a home not suited to his needs and yet won’t consider moving to a better, more accommodating space (stubborn old fella). Continue reading