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Feeling Calm #45

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. 

This is an exciting ‘Feeling Calm’ for me, not only is it my first one back after a well earned break, a month long step back from blogging break, but it is also almost an entire year since I started my Calm journey.

Due to the break I have just compiled my top ten moments since my last update, next week will see normal service resume and I’ll be back to weekly catch ups.

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This Plus That Equals…. A New Year

This plus that equals…. a new year

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. 2017 is here, I can barely believe it, I swear I only blinked and a year just disappeared. I’m not really one for a New Year’s resolution, though I can see why so many people are, nothing like a new year for a fresh start. I just don’t tend to be that organised. I do, however, have a few hopes and dreams for the coming year.
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Feeling Calm #43

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’m feeling strangely up beat at the moment. Strange because I haven’t for a while and strange because I’m also really busy and really rather stressed out. Long may it continue, the up beat-ness, not the stress. Here are my rather fabulous top ten moments from the last 7 days.

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Feeling Calm #42

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. 

Better late than never here’s this week’s calm post. My 11 hour contract has morphed into 30+ hours the last couple of weeks and will probably stay around that level up until Christmas, the extra money is great but obviously it’s taking a toll. We also had a funeral to attend this week and I had a really bad migraine. It’s not all bad though, so here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days.

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Feeling Calm #41

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. 

Sorry for missing last week’s calm post. Things got a bit manic and something had to give. That something was blogging. I’m pleased to be back though and I’ve been doing some pretty cool stuff, so here are my top ten moments from the last 14 days.

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This Plus That Equals…. Taking a Break

This plus that equals…. taking a break

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. You may have noticed that last week things were very quiet on the blog front. I was taking a break. It wasn’t planned but it was needed and here’s why.

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A Christmas Puzzle from Wentworth

Who doesn’t need a puzzle over Christmas? Something fun to do for yourself, a gift for family or a way to keep the kids quiet for a little while.

The Puzzle That Wrapped Up Christmas
The Puzzle That Wrapped Up Christmas

Wentworth make the best puzzles out there. OK that’s only my opinion and my Granddad’s. But if you knew how many puzzles my granddad gets through then you would appreciate his opinion.  Continue reading A Christmas Puzzle from Wentworth

Feeling Calm #40

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. 

Things have settled down a bit this week. There is still some confusion over my hours, I agreed to one contract but have been put down for another with double the amount of hours. So I’m still feeling quite a bit of anxiety over that.

 

It has been nice being able to spend plenty of time with L and do some lovely things with him. We’re away this weekend so I’m a bit worried about leaving him so soon after all this upheaval, but it was pre-booked and I’m looking forward to some time in London.

But here it is, my top 10 moments from the past 7 days;

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Feeling Calm #39

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. 

Last week I worked full-time hours for training and it hit L really hard, he was with grandparents and nursery and barely saw us. He’s got some real separation anxiety and it’s been tough.

 

Getting outside to play with his new tractor
Getting outside to play with his new tractor

This week has been a bit more back to normal, I’ll be working today and hopefully finding out my hours for the next few weeks. I hope I can start to find a routine and I have to make sure that L isn’t put in that same position again.

The uncertainty and lack of organisation has been stressful for me as well. I really hate no knowing what’s happening and it’s put an awful lot of strain on me.  So I hope things improve quickly.

Without further ado here are my 10 moments from the past 7 days;

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Creating a #BrightFuture with Unilever

Unilever and BritMums recently set a very interesting challenge. The #BrightFuture initiative is all about uniting communities and encouraging small changes in everyday life that will in turn have a positive impact on the world.

It all sounds very big doesn’t it? I have very little to do with my local community and honestly don’t think about the things we do at home as having an impact on anyone, let alone the world. Continue reading Creating a #BrightFuture with Unilever