With Christmas coming, the stress many feel about choosing the right gift, let alone a perfect gift, can be immense. The pressure to spend money that suggests 'the more you spend shows you love someone more' has always been abhorrent to me. With glossy wrapping it is easy to think that is enough. Social media and...
Saturday 26 September - reactions to some daft actions!
Sometimes we do the craziest of things.... and then we can't see the way forward... ever been there?
I bumped the central heating timer switch and managed to turn the whole system off during a very cold spell - oops! Worse, this isn't the first time I've done that..
Oh well, let's hope it is a...
On my quest for a challenge and taking me out of my comfort zone, I recently went for one day intro to paddle boarding!
It was not a success in terms of standing on the board and gliding effortlessly through the sea. I was the first to fall off backwards and the first to fall off forwards too! No shame! No tears! Just a lot of...
Day 48... Sunday 10 May following the unusual Friday holiday to celebrate VE day.
More uncertainty and perhaps a glimmer of hope?
Are we coming out of lockdown? How are we coping? Have we adapted? Are we redefining what is important? As we move into the new 'rules' are we ready to deal change?
Thursday April 30th and day 38 in the UK lockdown. Almost 40 days! Wow..
My theme for today is about supporting others but also accepting and allowing others to support you! We are all human and this time is challenging - for all of us.
I received great support from a local plumber who was...
Routine is essential...
Day 36 in the UK lockdown... As we start week six, what have you learnt?
Routine, done consistently for any length of time (40 days is good...) leads to habits. Are your habits supporting you or hindering you?
Have you been able to change things in your life that have made you feel great? Exercise, studying, nutrition, alcohol...
I was walking through our small local town, early morning this week, on my hour of exercise.
Stepping off the pavement to socially distance from someone coming towards me, I noticed the double yellow lines on the road. It got me thinking about parallel lives.
My favourite movie is ‘The French...
Daniel Defoe wrote in 1726 that there are two things certain in life - death and taxes.
Over the years many writers and politicians have added to this. Today I would add procrastination and mistakes.
I was thinking about this as I opened the brown envelope from HMRC advising of...
Tuesday 21 April - day 29 of lockdown..
Stretching and yawning - do it often and this is why
My logical brain told me that the locked down would not end this week and that was ok. I have food, shelter, books and knitting. I have connection by internet and phone to the outside world. It is good to rest and take stock.
My emotional brain screamed. ‘I’m not ready!’
Whilst living on my own I have only myself...
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