Good to be back!

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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 »

Discovering balance and harmony: July round-up

Discovering balance and harmony is very much a journey for me. I wanted to remind myself where the journey has taken me so far, but also to motivate me to keep going. So at the end of each month, I’ll be reviewing what I’ve learnt, key successes and plans for the following month.

July has been a really positive month in all. I discovered the world of blogging, my back injury seems to be getting better and it’s the summer holidays so things are a little more relaxed in general. I’m just glad that I don’t have to do the school run or iron school uniforms for a while!

So what did July bring…Read More »

A surprisingly stress-free kids’ party

Last week my children turned 4 and 6. They share a birthday (still not sure how we planned that!) so it means we have managed to get away with a joint birthday party for the last few years. I’m hoping we can get away with that for as long as possible! I find the whole mission of planning and preparing for a kids’ party harrowing. After a couple of years of organising parties for the ever-increasing numbers of friends, I decided this year was going to be different. I was not going to stress and worry, and I was going to approach this party with a calmer, more organised approach. Even when I put my back out days before the party, I still was able to stay calm.Read More »

The delight of counting sleeps

There is much excitement and anticipation in our house at the moment. My children share a birthday and turn 4 and 6 next week. My son has been impatient to turn 6 since his fifth birthday. My little girl can’t wait to turn 4 because, in her mind, everything happens when you’re 4 – like starting school, eating birthday cake, getting taller, learning to swim and generally just being grown up (though ‘not as grown up as you mummy because you’re quite old now’. Gee, thanks for reminding me!).Read More »