Daily Prompt – Not Lemonade

When life gives you lemons… make something else. Tell us about a time you used an object or resolved a tricky situation in an unorthodox way.

The last time I travelled interstate for work, I got to my hotel only to realise that I had no clothes line in the bathroom, and I didn’t want to risk my clothes flying off the balcony rail, fourteen stories up in the air. So instead I used my chair legs. There were three chairs sitting around a small dining table, and I stacked them all on the table or the kitchen bench so the legs were all facing out, and used the legs to hang my wet clothes on.

That’s really the only thing I can think of. I could’ve written about using old telephone books to raise my monitor height, but everybody has either done or seen that, so it’s not that unusual.

Other thing we’ve done is use coffee jars as candle holders, but again, that’s also quite common. I love the idea of repurposing old objects – then I discovered Etsy.


24 July – Bullet Blogging

At the conference and pressed for time? Blog in bullet points: tell us 10 things about your day.


– slept through my alarm. Didn’t want to get out of bed
– busy, yet productive day
– spent the morning booking flights, hotels and car hire for work colleagues
– giant cup of tea and giant smoked tuna and cheese toasted sandwich with my best girlfriend, crazy cat lady
– opened my packet of peanut butter tim tams
– worked through lunch moving boxes upstairs
– 3 mandarins for lunch
– wrote a few blog posts
– called customer service regarding our fancy new blender
– weather turned foul later this arvo and brought string winds and heavy rains
– parts of South Melbourne now flooded
– had to jump over puddles to get to the tram
– now have wet socks and shoes
– all trains delayed
– just want a hot shower and giant cup of tea in bed.