A VERY Long Overdue Winter Catch Up

My goodness have I got some explaining to do. I don’t think we caught up in autumn and here we are at the end of winter and already a good way into March! The good news? Spring is on its way. Having spotted more than a few daffodils already, I can confidently say that winter is ‘closed for business’. I’m…

When Hibernation Feels Like a Good Option

‘It’s just a season’ is a sentence that I have heard myself utter several times of late. So much so that I’m even beginning to irritate myself. Try as I might, there is no other word that adequately describes what I’m wanting to say so it’s kind of stuck. I don’t need to tell you that seasons come and go…

10 Fantastic Reasons to Celebrate Midlife

Whenever I get together with girlfriends, no matter who, the conversation eventually turns to ageing and how we feel about reaching middle age. I wonder if men do this too? (If you’re a man reading this, that’s a legitimate question by the way). Last weekend saw my annual reunion with uni friends, girls I’ve known since the tender age of…

The 10 Year Challenge – Just Another Band Wagon?

Unless you’ve been on social media lockdown this week, you will have been unable to escape the latest band wagon – the 10 year challenge. In a nutshell, people EVERYWHERE have been posting images of themselves, one from 2009 and another from 2019. I do wonder how these absurd ideas start, but if you were the originator then congratulations, you’ve…

2019: A Year of Gratitude

A new year sparks excitement for me. I usually set myself a few (too many) goals, make lists of places I’d like to visit and bedrooms I’m itching to redecorate. This year has been different. I’ve found it difficult to get my butt in gear and I have no goals other than to read a bit more in 2019. But…

Christmas – It’s Just One Day

It’s just one day. We all know that about Christmas, yet we still obsess over what time is best to go to the supermarket, to avoid the frantic crowds. We stress over whether we will have enough money to fund all the present-buying that is necessary and panic that we might be ill on The Big Day. Don’t get me…

How I Found Balance in 2018

It will come as no surprise to most of you, that I believe we were all put on this earth for a reason. With that comes a responsibility to be doing our very best at life – not just surviving but thriving. Cliche? Maybe. For me, a big part of ‘doing life well’ involves regular self-evaluation. Don’t we all need a…

Do you ever feel like you’re doing it wrong?

‘Why does no one blog about parenting teenagers?’  That was the plea that came across the internet a few nights ago and it’s one I’ve asked myself on numerous occasions. When our children reach the age of 13, it’s tumble weed on social media. I imagine this is largely due to the fact that our children are there too and…

Life: Is this how you imagined it?

Do you remember that task in primary school, when we were asked to write about our future life and how we imagined it might turn out? I am guessing that many of us might have said something along the lines of being married, working as a teacher (we all LOVED our primary school teachers back then, didn’t we?) with 2.4 children and…