A Great Night’s Sleep with Sleepy People

Getting a good night’s sleep is really important and I have been spending a few months now slowly but surely rearranging my routines and habits to ensure I’m getting to bed at a reasonable time, but if once I’m there, it’s not perfect for sleeping then what’s the point.

Silent Night Protectors from Sleepy People
Silentnight Protectors from Sleepy People

I was lucky enough to be sent some products from Sleepy People to help me get more comfortable. Continue reading A Great Night’s Sleep with Sleepy People

Things to Know about Working from Home #3

Getting people to understand can be tough 

When I started blogging two years ago the aim was to help me find a way, any way, to stay at home. I tried a few different things, took a few courses and found myself working as a Social Media Manager. I was able to leave my admin job and am now officially self employed. I thought I would start sharing some of the things I have learnt along the way.

As I work from home I often find that people expect me to be free, free to see them, free to do little favours, available to take on extra work. The expectation is that I am the one to turn to do get things done, in a way that it simply wasn’t when I had an office job. Managing these expectations can be tough, especially when it leads to disappointment. I thought I’d share some of my main issues with you.

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The World Now

I don’t normally write about anything vaguely political, I don’t pretend to have the knowledge required. In fact I still don’t even know if I should publish this.

This week, with the terror attacks in Brussels, so soon after those in Paris, the world is becoming a worse place. People are becoming less tolerant than they were before, which scares me and shocks me at the same time. People also seem to be becoming numb to these horrific things. Continue reading The World Now

Feeling Calm #11

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. 

There was a chance he thought this machine produced Easter eggs

This week has been far better than last week, I have started working on myself a bit more, making time to meditate and to exercise and I’m looking forward to a weekend away so that helps, even if the evil that is Easter advertising has turned my child into an egg demanding monster!

Here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days: Continue reading Feeling Calm #11

Skippy – Feeding my love of Peanut Butter

I shall make no secret of the fact I love peanut butter, it is amazing stuff, tasty and versatile and full of peanutty goodness. OK that last bit might be a bit made up but I think you get my point.

I was very excited to find out that America’s favourite peanut butter, Skippy, was hitting our shores and more than happy to try it out.

Skippy Super Crunch
Skippy Super Crunch

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