My first grey hair

Growing old is something that is inevitable for all of us. There’s no avoiding it. No magic clock to turn back time. There is however, an abundance of anti-wrinkle creams and hair dyes available! The day before I ran the London Marathon I was standing in the bathroom of my Premier Inn hotel room staring into the mirror when something caught my eye. At first I thought it was just the lighting, but upon closer inspection I discovered my first grey hair! A long silvery strand of hair that resembled thread you’d find me using on my sewing machine! There… [Read More]

Children See The Joy In The Simplest Of Things

The Easter holidays were really a revelation for me. Having started a new job a few weeks back this meant I worked Monday to Thursday until 12.30pm during the holidays. By the time I got home all I wanted to do was spend time with my children. I think this is something I previously took for granted. You see I used to work two days a week and then I was lucky enough to have the rest of the week with off the girls. Having less time with them now during the holidays has made me realise just how important… [Read More]

Life through a screen

Have you ever been to a show or concert and ever counted how many people are watching it through their mobile phone screens? I have, and it’s a lot. Take Bonfire night for example. My husband and I took our children along to the local fire stations firework display. We does this every year, and every year we really enjoy it. As the time to light the bonfire gets nearer more and more people start to gather in the crowds, and then as soon as the bonfire is lit, out come the mobile phones. It’s the same when the fireworks… [Read More]

Growing old is a privilege denied to many

The older I become the more I look back on my life, and reflect on past experiences. I was recently completing an online survey when the last question popped up asked which age bracket I fell into. As I ticked the 25-34 year old box, I smiled. I smiled because although I’m 31, soon to be 32, I like the fact that I’m getting older. To me getting older means getting stronger, more knowledgable and caring less about what other people think. The older I get, the more aware I am of how much time I have with my children…. [Read More]

A year of self-employment

The 11th October 2018 will mark my one year anniversary of being self-employed. It’s been such an up and down journey, but overall, it’s been a very positive experience. In August 2017 I accepted redundancy from the company I’d worked for since I was 17 years old. It was a very daunting time, but I looked upon it as an exciting time. A time to start afresh, a new chapter. A chance to do something different that would make my life, and the lives of my family easier. On the 11th October 2017 I completed my very first self-employed job…. [Read More]

How much life insurance do parents need?

It seems like for most of us our disposable income is constantly being squeezed. As a result, our regular outgoings, such as utility bills, TV subscriptions and food shopping need to be monitored and where possible savings made. But what about our life insurance cover? As a parent, I appreciate how important life insurance is in order to protect the financial future of our loved ones. But how do we ensure our life insurance is as comprehensive and cost-effective as possible? We asked the award-winning broker Reassured to help identify how much life insurance to take out and importantly how… [Read More]

The delicateness of life

The older I get, the more worried I become about potential situations we could face. 2018 hasn’t been an easy year for my husband and I. He’s been plagued with ill health for much of the year. At beginning of 2018 he was diagnosed with high blood pressure following a stroke, and since then he’s been in and out of doctors appointments, hospital visits and has been prescribed various medications that all have different side effects. I think it’s fair to say that 2018 hasn’t been a great year for us. This has made me look at life in a… [Read More]

Dear Children…

Dear Children, I want to start this letter by telling you both that Mummy and Daddy love you more than words can ever express. We want you both to be happy, and in order for that to happen, we’ll always be there for you, supporting you both through good and bad times. This letter has been written with a lot of love behind it. Life can be tough. It can be cruel. It can break even the strongest of human beings. However, if we can go forward in life with a positive, can-do attitude then we truly believe that anything… [Read More]

Be careful what you wish for

Wow, the title of this blog post sounds kind of sinister, but I want to reassure you that it’s not intended to come across that way! I’m one of those people in life that’s quite thoughtful, a bit of a daydreamer, but I’m also a worrier. Sure, I’m pretty laid back when it comes to a lot of things, but my future, and the future of my children is something that worry about a lot. In my job I work with a lot of different people. From lawyers and doctors, to teachers, officer workers and the elderly. The thing that… [Read More]

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]