Category Archives: My Life

Taking Risks and Making Decisions

If you’ve been reading my blog over the last month or so you’ll have sensed a change in me. Less upbeat. More worried. Definitely more stressed. You’ll also know this is because I felt like I was losing my dream.

So now I think it’s time for a catch up. A proper one. Honest, warts and all catch up on what has been going on in my life this month. As it is real life, my real life. The reason I think most of you read this, although I’m never sure I’ll know why. But thank you so much, as the kind comments I’ve had these last few weeks have truly meant the world to me and kept me going.  Continue reading Taking Risks and Making Decisions

This Plus That Equals…. A Very Bad Day

This plus that equals…. A Very Bad Day.

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about my very bad day, well two days. I nearly didn’t write it, but I need to vent.

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Red Kooga Natural Energy

You may have noticed over the last few days things have been very quiet on my blog. I’m sorry. I have been ridiculously busy. So I would like to share my shining light, Red Kooga, with you. It’s how I’ve gotten through.

I've partied VIP style thanks to Herbert Woods
I’ve partied VIP style thanks to Herbert Woods

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Feeling Calm #22

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends to help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

It’s crazy that last week whilst I was writing this I felt overwhelmed and stressed, today I’m feeling completely in control, happy and calm. I know that I have got this.

Butterflies at the zoo
Butterflies at the zoo

A simple household chore list has seemingly changed my life! That’s another story for another day though. I’m really excited about my trip to Bavaria next week for the BenQ GS1 Launch. Getting a little bit of time to myself is exactly what I need to cement this new found feeling of control.

It’s clear to me that since I have started practising mindfulness and keeping a journal that I have been able to control my emotions a lot better. I notice if my depression is getting triggered sooner. Allowing me to deal with it before it gets a hold of me.

Here are my top 10 moments from the past 7 days; Continue reading Feeling Calm #22

Feeling Calm #20

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends to help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Cheesy Smiles!
Cheesy Smiles!

This week has certainly been a come down after our holiday, with a toddler who has just been unbelievably tired, both the other half and I being so busy with work and just getting back into our routines whilst dealing with some really horrible weather has not been fun.

It’s not all be bad though, here are my top 10 moments from the past 7 days;

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Getting More Out of Outdoors with Kids

I love getting outdoors with L, we are always playing and investigating the world together. I’m a big believer in getting grubby and just having fin but recently it has become apparent that maybe I need to be teaching him a bit more about nature.

There was a Ladybird incident.  Continue reading Getting More Out of Outdoors with Kids

Fun with Maped Helix for National Stationery Week

Historical stationery brand Maped Helix  are one of National Stationery Week’s official sponsors for 2016.

You’ll all know Helix for the renowned Oxford maths sets, compasses and educational stationery. Since they merged with  French brand Maped, they have developed a number of ranges filled with colour, excitement and fun for all ages!

#StationeryAddict
#StationeryAddict

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Feeling Calm #14

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends to help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

I’ve still found myself feeling quite anxious this week, with work coming and going I’ve found it hard to find some status quo, but I’ve been concentrating on myself a bit more, taking some time out, cycling, meditating and writing my journal, so as ever it has been therapeutic to pick my 10 moments from this week and here they are; Continue reading Feeling Calm #14

Our Broads Adventure with Herbert Woods

Just over a year ago we had a marvellous holiday on the Norfolk Broads, staying on one Herbert Woods‘ boats, Silver Light. This year we have been incredibly lucky to return, this time staying in one of their luxurious holiday homes, The Bittern.

Plenty of boats to watch - Herbert Woods
Plenty of boats to watch – Herbert Woods

The weather forecast before we left had been typically British, especially for a bank holiday, so we were looking forward to being able to chill out in a warm and comfy cottage in the evenings.  Continue reading Our Broads Adventure with Herbert Woods

Feeling Calm #12

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends to help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Fun exploring - Felbrigg Hall
Fun exploring – Felbrigg Hall

This week has been amazing, we went away for Easter and had a fab time, the little one loved it and was on his best behaviour and there was chocolate!! Maybe a couple of bottles of vino as well. It has been genuinely hard to only pick 10 moments from this week.

Here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days: Continue reading Feeling Calm #12