A new start (again!)

Toward the end of August I wrote a blog post about how I’d accepted redundancy from the company I had worked for, for 11 years. In the same blog post, I shared the good news that I’d managed to find another job. This was great because I’d managed to get another job within a short space of time. However, all was not as it seemed. There’s that saying that if something is too good to be true, then it probably is. Sadly the carer job didn’t work for a few different reasons, but thankfully I’m not the kind of person to… [Read More]

In ten years time…

I recently read a post my husband wrote about predicting what our twin girls will be like at specific ages in their lives. This made me thoughtful about where I think they’ll be, say, in10 years time. It’s quite a wonderful, yet scary thing to think about, but I was fascinated by the idea! In ten years time our girls would be 15. They’d be in high school, now that’s a scary thought! They’d probably have already started to take more notice of boys, a terrifying thought! At the same time they’ll have their whole lives ahead of them. Although… [Read More]

…and then I was 30

Holy poop. How on earth am I already 30 years old? I feel like the last 10 years have just gone by in a hazy blur. One minute I’m dancing at prom, the next I’ve got an office job, two kids and a husband. Seriously, it’s actually kind of freaky. I don’t remember much from my childhood aside from the odd memory now and again. They’re pretty random memories and often quite hazy. Like the time I squashed marshmallows up my grandads t-shirt. He was so mad! Understandably so, as I stood watching him trying to pick bits of marshmallow… [Read More]

Top Tips From Busy Mums For Life With A Newborn And A Toddler

We all know that mums are some of the busiest people out there. But, when it comes to the busiest of busy mums, those who have a newborn and a toddler certainly take the crown! If you think that life with a newborn baby is extremely hectic, just wait until it becomes a toddler and you are welcoming your second child into the world. You will have never experienced such a chaotic life! But, you don’t have to live in such a frenzy while your children are just a newborns and toddlers. I spoke to a few of my friends… [Read More]

What we did this week

Last weekend was spent with my husbands daughter. She came home from university for the weekend for a ‘sleepover’ as the girls say! They love it when she’s home! They wake her up early and cuddle under the duvet with her! We went to the park together which the girls had wanted to do with their sister for a while! I worked late on Monday which meant that I didn’t go to boot camp, but I did go to spin class on Tuesday and again on Thursday. I really want to get back into running so will have to make… [Read More]

The Pressure of Growing Up Today

When I was growing up, I spent most of my free time outdoors with my friends. We’d go to the park, walk in the river, sit outside the shops eating ice lollies on hot days and go to the woods to climb trees and build dens. Technology wasn’t really around. We had a desktop computer that my sister and I would use to play rollercoaster tycoon now and again, but aside from that we didn’t use our phones for anything other than making phone calls. I don’t think I got my first mobile phone until I was around 11 years… [Read More]

My phone runs my life!

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I’m currently sat on the sofa alone as I write this. I can hear the kettle boiling in the kitchen and the sound of my husband counting change on the countertop. He’s been home for around half an hour, which means I’ve spent the day up until this point on my own. After dropping our girls off at school this morning, I returned home, turned on my MacBook and wrote two reviews. I then took some photographs of said review items and then spent another hour editing a couple of posts for my husband, Nigel, who also blogs. Then it… [Read More]

The importance of taking care of your loved ones after you’re gone – A Person Experience 

Family

It’s not something that many people think about. I mean who really wants to plan their own funeral? However, I think it’s such an important thing to do. Sadly, last month, my sister and I lost our grandad. The last time I’d seen him properly was when I was a child, but I had been to visit him in adulthood, once when he was hospital, and the time after this was in his last final moments. Although I didn’t have a relationship with him, my sister and I are his next of kin. My mum, his daughter, passed away 11… [Read More]

Reflections

Family

Life is a funny thing isn’t it. It’s something we all take for granted. Something we all know is fragile and short, yet every single one of us, at some point or another hasn’t given life the appreciation it truly deserves. To be alive is something truly special. Truly amazing, but more often than not it takes something tragic, heartbreaking and often life changing for us to realise just how amazing life really is. Some people in life are lucky. They’re rich, have no worries, and really do have it all. Others are poor, worry everyday and have nothing. You also… [Read More]

Behind the Curtain

Behind the curtain lay a man dying A man we never had the chance to love At first glance I was surprised To walk into a room and see him there His life laid bare, for all to see No privacy, no dignity It didn’t feel right The end of life so open to all Watching and waiting for the inevitable  It didn’t feel right  To sit and wait, to watch and stare  We drew the curtain for some privacy I held the hand of the man I’d once called Grampy Even grumpy at times  Memories are few  But I… [Read More]