Five Things I Learned This Week – Being from a large family confuses people

Being from a large family confuses people Having a large family is just something that I’m used to. Two of my (four) siblings and I are from Dad’s second marriage and we grew up in relative harmony with two (half sisters) who had their Mum, the three of us who have our Mum [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Being from a large family confuses people 2018-05-24T22:23:58+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Manners cost nothing

Love this t-shirt from Smith & Webb - every T-shirt sold makes a donation to MIND charity. Anxiety is awful It’s mental health awareness week - something that a few years ago, either didn’t exist or we weren’t aware of. Shows how far we have come in just a short few years, that [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Manners cost nothing 2018-05-17T21:06:10+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Light always shines through the darkness

Old friendships are priceless Last year I wrote a lot on my personal blog about the different friendships I had once my ex-husband and I split up. That the people who I had expected to hang around, didn’t and I made new friends who I previously knew but had never thought of meeting [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Light always shines through the darkness 2018-05-11T07:28:17+00:00

Five Things I Learned this Week – Sometimes you need to throw the balls in the air and see where they land

photo I sent the plumber this week - lucky him Life isn’t all about romance The other night, before going to sleep the last words I said to my partner were: ‘I messaged the plumber and he’s hoping to come and fix the loo on Wednesday.’ Not the most romantic thing but certainly [...]

Five Things I Learned this Week – Sometimes you need to throw the balls in the air and see where they land 2018-05-03T23:00:16+00:00

5 Things I Learned this Week – There is no polite way to use the F word in an email

If you leave your partner alone to do the gardening your flowers will be murdered Tomorrow we’re having a party at the house to celebrate my partner’s birthday. We’re kinda ready, in a ‘I’ll just nip to the shops for everything we’ve forgotten 10 mins before the guests arrive’ way. What isn’t ready [...]

5 Things I Learned this Week – There is no polite way to use the F word in an email 2018-04-24T09:58:27+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – You’re not always meant to see the bigger picture

Impromptu nights out are awesome I used to think of it as ‘disorganised’ but now I like to think of life as ‘impromptu’. It makes it sound like I have more control than I sometimes do over the never-ending days of parenthood (and school holidays). Anyway I’m an impromptu person and sadly, most [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – You’re not always meant to see the bigger picture 2018-04-20T06:55:16+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – I am not into shopping

The only photo I could find of me wearing glasses, with the child who chose them I am not into shopping My friends know that I’m not the person to call if they want to go shopping. Years of dying of boredom with my siblings while our Mum tried on clothes ensured that [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – I am not into shopping 2018-04-14T12:03:23+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – If something’s not working for you, change it

Sometimes you have to call in a professional photographer I am terrible at selfies, as the above picture shows. There is something about a selfie on my own where I have a hint of ‘serial killer’ about me. Or selfies with others’ where I’m either mucking about or only half in the frame. [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – If something’s not working for you, change it 2018-04-11T12:42:12+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Getting older isn’t so bad

There’s a reason flying from Stanstead is cheap Stanstead airport is 50 miles away from our house. Gatwick is 63. Guess which one takes (massively) less time to get to? When booking flights, going from Gatwick cost nearly double to flying from Stanstead. In a bid to actually make it out of the [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Getting older isn’t so bad 2018-04-06T09:15:55+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Do not clip the dog at teatime

A kicking playlist starts the day brilliantly A friend, who has recently gone through a very similar experience to me, out of the blue, sent me a couple of Youtube links at 8am. This friend is not known as psychic but my goodness, those songs were needed right then! The songs were completely [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Do not clip the dog at teatime 2018-04-07T09:42:57+00:00