Five Things I Learned This Week – Networking is a skill

Alcohol free wine is not remotely like wine When I embarked on One Year, No Beer I promised myself I wouldn’t make my 5 Things all about that but every now and then there’s something that can’t be ignored. In this case, it’s that alcohol free wine is not remotely like wine. Even [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Networking is a skill2018-09-20T21:44:20+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Negativity only outweighs positivity if you let it

Proms in the Park is pretty cool Rock music has always been my thing. Says she who listens to Ed Sheeran and James Blunt. But seriously, rock music is where it’s at. My Bon Jovi tattoo proves that. So when my friend said she had 2 tickets for Proms in the Park and [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Negativity only outweighs positivity if you let it2018-09-13T13:17:04+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – My Partner is who you want in a crisis

Always have a checklist for camping Up until earlier this year I was not what you would call a seasoned camper. I had been a couple of times in childhood with my Dad and once last year with my friend, Kate, who sorted everything, packed the car and even gave me a list [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – My Partner is who you want in a crisis2018-09-06T16:16:51+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Don’t argue before getting on a plane

Don't argue before getting on a plane  This probably sounds obvious because of the whole ‘if the plane goes down and we haven’t made up….’ thing but I’m not talking about that. The reason I very definitely learned not to argue before getting on a plane is because once you’re in seat of [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Don’t argue before getting on a plane2018-08-30T21:34:51+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Sending my partner to-do lists via Trello is unromantic (apparently)

You can’t be right all the time Last week I posted that there’s a right way to make a scone (yes, I’m old and apparently care about these things now). What I wasn’t expecting was how much engagement the post got with everyone defending their way of making scones. Naturally I super liked [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Sending my partner to-do lists via Trello is unromantic (apparently)2018-08-23T09:04:21+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Facebook Shoutouts are brilliant

There’s a right way to make a scone Over the years I’ve seen the debates on whether you put the jam first or cream first. ‘What a ridiculous thing to debate’ thought pre-last Saturday me. Which takes me onto last Saturday: we decided to make the most of the not-raining weather and take [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Facebook Shoutouts are brilliant2018-08-13T14:00:14+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – It’s ok to be vulnerable

Bournemouth is great I don’t know that I’ve ever been to Bournemouth. I’m a typical Londoner who, other than traveling for the odd wedding, hasn’t experienced much of her own country. Meeting my partner changed a lot of that. Growing up in Jersey means that the minute the weather is above 18 [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – It’s ok to be vulnerable2018-08-09T23:01:03+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Boys clothes have predators, girls clothes have prey

Boys clothes have predators, girls clothes have prey When I found out my first child was going to be a boy, 4 weeks before he was born, I remember being very excited and at the same time thinking ‘there goes the dream of a child wearing dresses and pretty things’. Luckily there [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Boys clothes have predators, girls clothes have prey2018-08-02T21:35:59+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – The speed limit is 70

The speed limit is 70 Promise I did actually know this and have done since I got my (bike) license on 30th September 1998. What happened was last year, whilst living out the long summer holiday with the tv for company and sanity, there was a debate about the government changing the [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – The speed limit is 702018-07-27T11:58:48+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Almond Milk: Not that great

Random conversations can be the best Don’t you just love it when you’re chatting nonsense to your friends? Sometimes I blame tiredness, sometimes I blame children addling my brain and this convo above from my friend is a mixture of both (and it being her birthday). Thing is, life is full of [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Almond Milk: Not that great2018-07-18T18:20:35+00:00