Tag Archives: writing

Blogging, cooking and wine

I’m having a nice cold glass of wine on this gorgeous summer’s day whilst cooking dinner for the family. It’s been a chilled out day for me as the girls haven’t had any homework this weekend as we are getting … Continue reading

Posted in Fun and relaxation, Me time, Parenting | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Inspired to play the piano again…

Playing the piano was one of my earliest memories, and I was encouraged to practise and have lessons until well into my teens… and then I stopped.  This was probably because I discovered ‘going out’ and it no longer felt … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

How to deal with clutter quickly

The question I asked myself over and over again this morning was: What shall I do with all this clutter?  I was faced with the task of sorting out the spare room in my house, otherwise known as the study or … Continue reading

Posted in Getting organised, Toys, mess and clutter | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Being positive by asking yourself better questions

A few days ago I was listening to an audio programme by Tony Robbins (self-help author and motivational speaker) called Lessons in Mastery and although I’ve listened to it before, I felt like it was the first time I had heard this particular message.  It … Continue reading

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Last day of my ‘holiday at home’

On the eve of going back to work, I wanted to fit in as much as I could into today. I was up early listening to a meditation track, then had a whole hour of writing time. Just as everyone … Continue reading

Posted in Fun and relaxation, Me time | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Have You Asked for Time to Yourself Lately?

I have a smile on my face because I have just asked for a couple of hours to myself.  I want to emerge a much happier person than I was feeling just before lunch.  Although it’s lovely to have time … Continue reading

Posted in Me time, Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Feeling relaxed and calm on Christmas Eve…

It’s Christmas Eve morning, and I’m sitting here thinking about how little I have to do. We’re about to have a lovely Christmas dinner with my mum and dad, all the presents are wrapped and under the tree and I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Fun and relaxation, Getting organised | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The squirrel and the advent calendars

The other week, the library near work was closed so I went to my second favourite bench in the park to sit and think.  I began watching a friendly (or so I thought) squirrel running around and playing with an empty takeaway … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The final page of my book…

Today I finished writing my book A Gift for Stressed and Busy Parents and it’s now with the publisher for review and comments.  It’s been quite a journey getting all my thoughts down over the last couple of years and structuring … Continue reading

Posted in Book news, Learning | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Striving for your dreams

Work life balance I’ve recently made a work life balance adjustments which is working my 35 hour week over four days instead of five.  Although the days out of the house are long and the evenings shorter, the extra day at … Continue reading

Posted in Book news, Getting organised, Goals and direction, Learning, Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment