word of the week - realisation

Word of the week – Realisation

Each Friday, I would like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share one in the comments. It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad!

This week I have chosen the word Realisation

After living in this house for over 18 months there are a number of things that I have tried and failed several times to clean. You know what I mean, the awkward brackets around windows and nooks and crannies around taps for example. I’ve been putting up with them and had just accepted they could never be cleaned. The I came across Mrs Hinch and had a small light bulb moment. Using a 15p toothbrush and a basic cleaner, my bathroom now looks spotless. Isn’t it crazy that we just accept things to be a certain way sometimes when a very small or simple change can make all the difference!

This has been a bit of a theme for me this week, with realisations happening over and over.

The same happened with my hair. I’ve got very fine hair and for years I have just accepted that it has no volume and will never look as voluminous as girls with lovely thick locks. Then I come across a video on Youtube of a tutorial on how to blow dry thin hair. It turns out drying my roots for just a couple of minutes with my head upside down fixes it. Instantly. Why have I never tried this before?!

I’ve definitely learnt a lesson this week. Stop believing that things are just the way they are. Allow and encourage change. If you have a sticking point, think about it for a while. What else could you try? This might sound a bit OTT but I actually feel like a weight has been lifted for me! Give it a try. What have you been putting up with that you might be able to improve with a very simple change?


So there it is, my word of the week and a summary of the past seven days.

You can read last week’s post here.


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  1. How brilliant that you found some answers to your problems! I love the toothbrush idea, I’ve got them all round the house!

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      It’s mad that something so small can be such a help isn’t it! Handy little thing 🙂 #WotW

  2. Yes to this ! I do this all the time, something can be bugging me for ages then I either have a light bulb moment or I actually google how to do something. It’s crazy what we accept sometimes but with a little out of the box thinking or sometimes basic thinking we can tackle anything. Have a great weekend x

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      It seems so obvious looking back from the other side doesn’t it? But we just accept that some things are difficult. Crazy! You too angela 🙂 #WotW

  3. I am not a fan of cleaning but I love Mrs Hinch! She has some fab tips! It sounds like you have had a great week of realising you can change things!! x

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Absolutely Kim, it seems so silly now considering the changes I’ve made are so basic, but I’m glad I thought of them 🙂 #WotW

  4. It’s funny how simple things can lead to realisations like this, isn’t it? Just a couple of changes and it starts a bit of a domino effect as you think about other things that could be changed. Sounds very positive! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Absolutely! It seems mad to say that a toothbrush led me to a whole new way of thinking but there you go! #WotW

  5. What a great word, I’m glad your week has been dominated by successes no matter how small. Now, where is my old toothbrush 🙂

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      hehe, they’re so handy! Thank you Anne 🙂 #WotW

  6. Mummy here and there says:

    It it’s amazing what you can learn online, all hail YouTube and tutorials X #wotw

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Haha I know! Google solves all our problems these days 😛 #WotW

  7. I work as a cleaner so Mrs Hinch is my hero. I look for advice on how to clean things that is really challenging!


    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      The tips are so simple too aren’t they?! I love her 🙂 #WotW

  8. YouTube is brilliant for tips about things. I must try that one with the toothbrush – I do keep an old toothbrush in my bathroom for things like that but rarely remember to actually use it! #WotW

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      It’s so handy Louise! I’m not even ashamed to say how excited I am about a toothbrush 😛 #WotW

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