What will you leave your children? Are inheritances a thing of the past?

This is kind of a follow up post to this one, as that post has got me thinking about what my husband and I will leave our children after we’re gone. I’ve worked since I was around 13 years old doing various jobs here and there. I’m very lucky that I have a good job and have been working in the same company for almost 9 years now. I’m always careful with money and I always put money away into a savings account just in case a time should ever come that I need it. It may be for a… [Read More]

Top 5 ways to make a decision

I’m quite an impulsive person when it comes to making decisions. I tend to jump in feet first without much thought! Sometimes that can be a great thing and can lead to some wonderful experiences. On the other hand it can be a decision that I later go on to regret. For example, a rash decision to hold a snake in Marrakech when on holiday with my husband led to this great photo! What a memory! The day after I held that snake I was feeling a lot less brave so when I turned to see a man behind me… [Read More]

Back to basics – Writing freely again

I’m quite a reflective person in private. I think about things a lot. Things that probably don’t matter anymore, but still have a bearing on my life. Many people probably wouldn’t think about these things. The past is the past and all that. To some extent I agree, but there are certain elements of my past that I can’t forget. Before I go into more detail, I feel like I need to take a moment to tell you a few things. When I started blogging back in June 2012, I did so anonymously. This was for a number of reasons,… [Read More]

A letter to my 13 year old self

Me around 13 years old I recently read a post by Nicola (who blogs at Nicola…Life Through My Eyes) which I found really interesting. Nicola wrote a letter to her 15 year old self and it got me thinking about what I would say to myself now that I am older. I thought I would write a letter to my 13 year old self because at that age I found myself going through a range of different emotions and challenges. Here goes: Dear Emily, You are 13 years old and have the weight of the world on your shoulders. You are… [Read More]