A smile can make all the difference…..

A smile can make all the difference…..

New mums, tired mums and experienced mums all appreciate a smile of acknowledgement from other mums …. a nod of recognition that raising tiny humans is bonkers! But it’s also well known that women can be competitive with each other. (I was too lazy to be competitive so the hockey team excitement passed me by at school and my competitive streak never developed after that!) However the competitive element is…

Aren’t we all doing our best? I believe so …..

Aren’t we all doing our best? I believe so …..

Our beliefs and what we tell ourselves can often be the difference between an experience being a good or a difficult one. Recently, “I’m doing my best” has become my new mantra and I need to remind myself of this at least once day. It has been a lifesaver belief since the little one arrived! I really had no choice but to switch from telling myself that “I have no…

New year, same me …. only with less time!

New year, same me …. only with less time!

It has been some time since I last sat down to write a blog post and share my general musings, enough time in fact to have a baby! The result of which has completely changed my understanding of time and how to actually get simple, everyday stuff done let alone get my brain working and produce a blog post! Life has changed beyond recognition, which is normal as everyone keeps…

Tolerance & compassion – isn’t it this which makes us human?

Tolerance & compassion – isn’t it this which makes us human?

Hmmm, I’m not usually one for talking politics in public but I suppose now is as good a time as any and my point isn’t strictly one of politics, it is one of humanism, one speaking up for tolerance and compassion. This is a big week for Britain with the EU referendum on the agenda … an event which has stirred much debate and opinion fuelled by passion and hope…

Reality over digital reality

Reality over digital reality

Yikes, it’s been ages since my last post. Too much time at the day job spent behind a computer screen meant something had to give in the evenings and weekends… And that something has been social media & digital reality time. The aim being to break the routine of leaving behind the pc at work to then come home and access the laptop (and phone or iPad) outside of work…