Life lessons


I’ve got man-flu but I’m a girl

It’s official, I’m wallowing in self pity because I have a bad head, am snivelling, and I’m exhausted. With only 4 days to go till our family holiday to Greece with Mark Warner holidays, I don’t have the energy to even start packing. There’s a mound of washed and dried laundry, a growing chaos of clutter and general rubble around the house and a tired husband trying to help but not very much. The sunny side to this is that hopefully I’ve caught the cold at the right time and it’ll be gone by Saturday when we fly out. The […]


Avoid writing bad blog posts

I’ve read a lot of articles lately about how to manage a good blog, gain readers and improve your network. It seems like there is just so much to learn and countless things you need to do to get more people looking at your blog. However there aren’t many places to go to for advice on managing a blog while working full-time and looking after a boddler (baby/ toddler) and a husband. This combination creates a degree of uncertainty about when your next post will come and how you’re going to tell enough people about it to get them to come […]

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The physicalities of stress

**stress strɛs/ noun 1. a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. “she’s obviously under a lot of stress” synonyms: strain, pressure, tension, nervous tension, worry, anxiety, nervousness; More **Google translation Have you ever felt unexplainable aches and pains in specific parts of your body? Or maybe tension around your neck and shoulders? Have you found yourself exhausted regardless of how much sleep you’ve had or maybe the opposite, have you found yourself to be exhausted but unable to sleep? Lately I’ve experienced all the above and to top it off my arch […]


I want to be enough

I’ve been suffering from migraines lately and after a particularly bad episode last week, I recovered and went straight on to catching a cold from my daughter. Not a great start to the week admittedly. Then there’s work. I’m feeling particularly anxious at the moment. I know what I need to do and I could be great at my job but something is missing. My passion is missing and this makes me question my abilities and procrastinate over things I need to get done. All of these feelings manifest themselves as arguments with my husband and once the gates open, all […]


Am I all I dreamed I’d be?

 Am I everything I wanted to be? Have I not already had 33 years of trying to accomplish my goals? Is it unreasonable after all that time to now complain about being unhappy with where I am when I’m clearly not doing anything about it? A mark of greatness is perseverance…… What have I challenged myself to do lately and what have actually committed to? Why is it that some days I wish I’d never left the warmth and comfort of my bed? Things go from bad to worse and end up as ‘you have GOT to be kidding me’! Tomorrow […]

Inspirational quote on dreams and aspirations

I found out through a Google search my friend died

This is one of my more difficult posts. He is always on my mind and I will never forget him. I know this might not all come across the way it does in my mind but words have failed me up to this point and I do need to address these feelings one way or the other. I had a friend whom I met in a chat room, back when I was a teenager and obsessed with the Internet and chat rooms. I don’t remember now what caused our paths to cross but what connected us was the desire to cherish life and […]