Favourite Five for Friday 11MAR2011


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About Colleen Madsen

Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.

Comments

  1. Congratulations on the interview! Any chance it’s on the internet anywhere? And also congratulations from a few days ago on taking your crafts to a store to discuss selling. What you have shown us here with your cards is very professional and pleasing to the eye. Good luck!

    • Hi Jo,
      the interview was only recorded yesterday but should air in a couple of weeks. I will put the link in a blog post when it is available. I hope I come off sounding OK.
      It is amazing how it feels so out of my comfort zone to take those samples to the store. Life truly is a funny thing.

  2. Oh, pokemon. A blast from the past. (Yeah, I know, I’m young.) I am glad I never had those cards, and that I borrowd (is that the right spelling, please correct me?) it.

    I really liked the post of the Change Blog, those are really good habits!

    • Hi Nurchamiel,
      I remember having to take my son to the Pokemon movie. Oh my, how boring was that. I think it was the first time I ever fell asleep in a movie theatre.

    • Hi Nurchamiel! You were almost perfect with that spelling – it just needs an “e”, like this:
      borrowed.

      Your English skills are very good.

    • Thanks!

      Jo, thank you! I’m still improving them: this semester I actually have to write an scientific article in English, so this is really nailing it: reading and writing in english, and having more info about decluttering. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Colleen, Lol. Looking back now, I realize that every episode of the show was the same. They travelled, they meet someone, they fight, character wins, end of show. No interesting plot twists (lol, I really grow up) no big drama or interesting storytelling like Black Swan.

      I also think it’s gambling. We should teach our children (no, don’t have any myself) that a stupid piece of paper (or plastic) worth so many $$ isn’t really important in life. With other things like happienes, health and creativity you are way better off anyway.

      I actually saw a dutch tv-show about a guy who collects plastic storyfigures of G.I.Joe, etc. It was horrible! Dust everywhere! If I was in a place like that, I would run! He was certainly not asmatic, lol.

  3. Congratulations on the interview! Our own decluttering celebrity ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to listening to it.

    Yes, those trading cards are horrible. My 8 yo son tossed his footy cards last year, and I’m hoping he doesn’t start collecting them this year. I never buy them for him – my husband does, or he spends his pocket money – but oh, what a waste of $$! Having said that, I still have my girly swapcards from 35 years ago. They are so pretty, that I’m going to display them somehow. My daughter is not interested in them at all!

    • Hi Loretta,
      thank you but maybe we should hold off on the congratulation until we have heard it I could come off sounding like a complete idiot. ๐Ÿ˜† I hope I answered all the questions well and didn’t ramble on too much. I will just have to wait and see I suppose.
      I am glad I am not alone in my opinion of those gambling I mean trading cards.

  4. Thank you for including me in the favorite five. Congratulations on the interview!!! I can’t wait to hear it!

    I have made some real sentimental clutter progress this week. I was able to let go of three pairs of shoes, one lamp, four jackets, two leather purses and a hat! I kept a small side table which I polished and it came out beautiful. I’m still amazed at the feeling of lightness that comes after letting go of all these items.

    Japan was hit with a very bad earthquake followed by a horrible tsunami today. Please send prayers or good thoughts to those people affected by the disaster.

    • Hi Anne,
      it is I who must thank you for leaving such a good comment. So thank you.
      I am glad you are making such great progress with your sentimental decluttering, these are usually the hardest items to deal with.

      The earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan is terrible and my heart goes out to all affected. I have now sent out a message via my blog. It has been such a bad year for natural disasters.

  5. Hurray for the interview! I hadn’t known about it. You’re getting famous, Colleen ๐Ÿ™‚