Taking Stock

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Do you ever have those days where everything just seems to be too much? Yesterday was one of those days for me. With a to-do list the length of my arm and not enough hours in the day, I reached a flight or fight situation. I chose flight. Nothing too drastic I have to add – I just gave up on the day, giving in to a well needed early night.Read More »

Work from home guilt

10When I tell people that I work from home, most people tell me I’m lucky and that it must be nice to be able to work from the comfort of my own home. I’ve written about the pros and cons of working from home in previous posts, and for me, remote working is definitely the best option for juggling work and family life. But one of the things I had to deal with in the early days of remote working was the work-from home guilt.Read More »

How to Make Remote Working Work for You

This is a guest post by Belle Cooper, co-founder of Hello Code. The post first appeared on Toptal  – a service focused on connecting and hiring freelancers across the world (republished with permission).

One of the best parts of working remotely is the flexibility it provides. Perhaps the most obvious benefit of remote working for the employee or contractor is that you can work in a way that suits you. Very few on-site jobs provide the flexibility to work where, when, and how you want.Read More »

Good to be back!


Well, it’s been a while! I’m feeling a bit sheepish as it’s almost a year since my last post in fact. To be honest, I hadn’t intended the gap to be so long but I needed time out to reassess a lot of things in my life last year (hindsight tells me that was all part of this whole discovery process). We also had some family health stuff that took up a lot of my headspace towards the end of last year. With things calming down, it’s time to get back to what I love – writing.Read More »

Creating a home workspace that inspires

I’ve been working from home now for 8 years. In the early days, I started working from our dining room table. It wasn’t long before I realised that wasn’t a long term solution (if you’ve ever sat on a hard wooden chair for longer than 30 minutes, you’ll know that it soon gets incredibly uncomfortable!). At that time we had no children so we decided to turn our spare room into an office space. I loved it – a light bright room, relaxing pale green walls and white furniture including a lovely bespoke glass desk. It was so bright and airy. Then boom! Two weeks having completed the new office, we found out we were expecting our first child. My home office quickly became the nursery.Read More »

Operation declutter

apartment-162212_1280Do you ever get the feeling that the walls are caving in on you? Well I had that feeling today. After a clear up after Christmas last weekend and taking down the decorations, I thought the house would seem a littles less cluttered. It turns out that just taking down Christmas decorations and a bit of hovering doesn’t actually get rid of the clutter though. So today, I looked around our house, feeling quite claustrophobic and finally accepted that we just have too much stuff.Read More »