For a while in the 1970s Surtees ran a motorcycle shop in West Wickham, Kent, and a Honda car dealership in Edenbridge, Kent.  He continued his involvement in motorcycling, participating in classic events with bikes from his stable of vintage racing machines. He also remained involved in single-seater racing cars and held the position of chairman of A1 Team Great Britain , in the A1 Grand Prix racing series from 2005 to 2007.  His son, Henry Surtees , competed in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, Formula Renault UK Championship and the Formula BMW UK championship for Carlin Motorsport ,  before he died while racing in the Formula 2 championship at Brands Hatch on 19 July 2009. 
Eccentric artist Salvador Dali believed that one of the secrets to becoming a great painter was what he called “slumber with a key.” “Slumber with a key” was an afternoon siesta designed to last no longer than a second . To accomplish this micro nap, Dali recommended sitting in a chair with a heavy metal key pressed between the thumb and forefinger of the left hand. A plate would be placed upside down on the floor underneath the hand with the key. The moment Dali fell asleep, the key would slip from his finger, clang the plate, and awaken him. Dali believed this tiny nap “revivified” an artist’s whole “physical and physic being.”
This is exactly what I have been looking for! My Great-Grandmothers where 1950s house wives and I remember as a kid thinking that they kept their homes so perfectly! I have struggled to maintain a neat and tidy home, its clean but messy (last night I spent my New Years Eve playing catch up again! I finally fell into bed at 3am after 5 house of cleaning and still the house wasn’t done!)
With 2 little boys I knew I needed to change how I have been doing things (cuz clearly it wasn’t working!) and felt like I should “go back to the basics” and do things how my Great-Grandmothers did. Thank you so much for your blog! It is going to help me get my house back to order this New Year!