Outside of the bubble

So Hans Christian Andersen once said, “To travel is to live”, a quote which still rings true today, and one I take my mind to often.

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Positives, promises and smiles

So work has been a little pants of late, no change to the status quo there, and Friday, I decided enough is enough.  I do my job, and I do it very well, but could I do more if the shackles came off and the company allowed me to work my magic and make them […]

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Being a parent, without a parent

We all get those times, as parents, when we need a helping hand, when we need someone to tell us what to do, or how to do it, or at least give us a confidence boost and tell us we’re not ballsing the whole thing up and that our kid is not gonna grow up […]

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My time is their strength

My new year’s resolutions are generally the same every year; stay healthy, save money and learn something new, however this year, there was one more that I had been thinking about for some time.

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Learning to breath, at 38yrs old!

So breathing is the one thing that we’re not taught to do, it just happens.  Like losing a sock in the washing machine, or consuming a whole pack of Jaffa cakes even though you only meant to have one.  Breathing is always there, it’s the one thing that we do constantly without giving it a […]

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The search for passion

You know when that one ‘spam’ email lands in your inbox, that hasn’t been caught by the filter?  The one that comes from a person’s full name which you don’t recognise and fear it’s either a stalker, or more likely, a virus?  Well that happened to me over the weekend, but the subject line connected […]

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Tempus Fugit, it sure does

Dreading this day may sound a little too much, it’s not a negative and we must be optimistic of what’s ahead, but I have so many mixed emotions as the first born starts secondary school tomorrow.

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End of the world?

Reminiscing back to 2012, finding my own little piece of the internet with a brand new Facebook page, it was great to re-connect with school friends and old colleagues alike, ones I’d not seen or spoke to for quite some time.  Getting friend requests off people I could just about remember, posting up the best […]

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In a heartbeat

Sitting here writing this on the plane, homeward bound, in the dark, not having the luxury of being able to sleep at 38,000 feet, I’m reflecting on my week in LA, which was pretty amazing.  Lots to see and certainly lots to do, and with the sun hitting 103F at its highest, it was more […]

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Am I worthy?

So I’m sitting here, writing this, on a Virgin Atlantic flight, heading to LA, but contemplating where I’m actually going.  Currently at 38,000 feet exactly, and just over 3 hours until we land, I’ve spent most of the trip staring out of the window at the beautiful white cloudy skyline, thinking of the week ahead, […]

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Work trip, guilt trip

It’s so tough being torn between the two things that mean the most to you.  Your family and your career.  Always wanting both from a young age, I guess I never did really consider how people did it, how it would work.  Not having parents doesn’t help but I guess I never really did contemplate […]

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Time flies, but memories last forever

So we’re not exactly approaching the new year, which is my usual time of the year to start planning the forthcoming 12months, but having heard tragic news last week of a friend of a friend, I figured why wait.

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Your greatest accomplishment – Public or private?

When we talk of accomplishments, the obvious one as a parent, and probably the biggest cliché of them all, granted true, is giving birth.  Now whilst I agree it’s a pretty big feat, although both of mine were kind and came in 75 minutes, and 9minutes respectively, when I was recently asked the question, it […]

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The building blocks of my soul

My phrase to the children of late has been “as soon as I finish this”.   Life is hectic, and I’m sure I’m not alone in the race to get everything done in a day, home chores and work, and still make time for kids, and for wine before falling asleep!   But daily routines have […]

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Pass the play book…

There must be one.  At this point in time, the 21st century, when cars are about to be run on batteries, the weekly shop can be done off your phone, and Marty McFly’s self-tying shoes are a thing, someone must have written the rule book on this game we call life.

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Creating our summer fun

creating our summer fun

We have a plan!  I’m a serial planner so of course we do. To do lists, notebooks, calendars, phone reminders, diary for a brain, it’s all logged, everything!   I thrive on being organised and feel a pang of anxiety if I were ever to forget anything, but having this built-in need to be this orchestrated […]

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Time for a change?

It’s so tough. When you know something needs to change but have no idea of how to change it, if it will make things right, if it will make you happier, or what it is you’re actually looking for!

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Are we done yet?

I always wanted three.  Since a young age, playing with my dolls houses with my sisters, one of my favourite childhood pastimes, I always said I wanted to be a mum of three.

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