Taking A Break

I am breaking from the usual Friday post format to bid you all a fond farewell for a while. Tomorrow I embark on my seven week hiatus from blogging to enjoy some downtime. But never fear I haven’t deserted you completely as I have set in place plenty of reading for you while I am away.

During that time the blog will be running on a four day format as follows…

  • Monday ~ Mini Missions as usual
  • Tuesday ~ A post from me. (already written and set to publish)
  • Wednesday ~ Cindy’s Weekly Wisdom (as usual)
  • Thursday ~ Deb J will be writing weekly.

As you can see there will be no Friday Favourites while I am gone. It was too much to expect anyone to read comments and other blog posts, choose favourites and put it all together. I will also not be posting the Mini Mission or an Eco Tip each Day.

I will miss you all while I am gone.  Your contributions to each days post is invaluable so I hope you will all continue to talk among yourselves while I am not around.

So farewell my friends and I will be back refreshed and raring to go in October.

Today’s Mini Mission

 Declutter an item of furniture the is cluttering up your space.

Eco Tip for the Day

Consider getting together with your neighbours to pool your food growing resources. Share space, supplies & tools. If you have limited space each neighbour could grow something different to the other and then share between you.

For a full list of my eco tips so far click here

It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when I’m slow

Continue reading with these posts:

  • Owning your life skill ~ By Doodle One of our long time regular readers Doodle has kindly agreed to help out here at 365 by writing a blog post for me every other Wednesday. Today is her first regular post although not the […]
  • Don’t agonise over getting rid of clutter It has been a busy week for me and I didn't get around to writing a second post. So rather than leave you uninspired for the week I am republishing the following post from the archives. […]
  • Mini Mission Monday ~ All about COLLEEN – By Nicole V Mini Mission Monday is about finding ten minutes a day to declutter. To make it easy for you, each Monday I set seven declutter missions, one for each day of the week for you to follow. It […]
About Colleen Madsen

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


  1. Safe travels!

  2. Gads! What will we do without your guiding wisdom?? Just kidding – have a super time! And to echo Moni, have a very safe trip! We will miss you. 🙂

  3. I’m so excited for you. I can’t imagine being able to have such a long and fun vacation. Have a great time and stay safe.

  4. Bon Voyage Colleen! We’ll miss you of course but thanks for leaving us in such capable hands 🙂

  5. Have a wonderful trip Colleen!

  6. Have a brilliant time away Colleen, you deserve it:-)

  7. Have a wonderful time! Traveling is a time of fun, adventure and renewal. I am sure you will be thinking about the clutter whether you want to or not. My eyes are always opened when I go back to my roots in England, because of the small spaces. Happy travels:)

  8. Enjoy every moment, Colleen.

    You are so good to us, to arrange all that in advance!

  9. Bye Colleen – have a great trip!

  10. Bon voyage Colleen,bet you packed lightly! I look forward to hearing about your holiday when you get back.

  11. Have a safe trip!

  12. Have a wonderful, relaxing trip! You’ve helped me immensely with getting a handle on clutter – maybe while you’re gone I’ll have a chance to put the decluttering tips to work!

  13. Gute Reise und viel Spaß!

  14. Thank you everyone for your good wishes. I look forward to my break and similarly me return to you all when it is over. Cheers.