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New Year, but one thing leads to another...

18 January 2013

My wife left me at the end of the year and went as far away as she could from me without leaving the planet. Before you say “about time too”, let me add that she is coming back – at least until she reads this.

As I drove back from the airport, I formulated plans to catch up on my work, fill in my tax return, write my piece for Solicitors Journal on time for a change and demolish the clutter-mountains that are on all horizontal surfaces throughout ?our home.

Our house would be a dream location for one of those TV programmes where smart, well-organised ladies take you in hand and convert your home from being an extension of the local municipal tip to something that would peer happily out of the pages of Homes and Gardens.

I first set about our bedroom. Do you know how many shirts I have? 67, about half of which have a neck size so small that I would n...

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