Sometimes, as much as we want to have an endless amount of excitement and cheer for a new year, it’s dreadful. While it can seem like new beginnings and fresh starts for some of us, a new year can also feel like a starting point for a necessary change. There’s so much pressure to make … Continue reading 15 Things I'm Planning on Doing Throughout 2020
It was during the Summer of last year that the thought popped into my head ... "you should go back to Project Life in 2020". (I created nine Project Life albums between April 2011 and December 2015). I couldn't forget that line from Come From Away - "So many stories, gone ..." It was a … Continue reading Project Life | Revisited in 2020
Christmas is the season of giving, right? It can, however, also be the season where everything becomes a little too hectic and you lose sight of what’s important. The Brainy One and I have given to charity all year round for all of our married life, but for the last few years we have stepped … Continue reading Five Ways to Give Back this Christmas
As we begin one of my favourite months of the year, let's look back and see how November's numbers looked: My biggest daily step count for the month was a whopping 24,698. I swam 360 lengths of the pool at the gym. I donated 8 bags of clothes and books to the charity shop. I … Continue reading Month in Numbers | November 2019
"My life is good."
The lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog pointed me recently in the direction of Brené Brown‘s new weekly gratitude practice, TGIF. Most of us would recognise TGIF as an acronym for Thank God It’s Friday, but in Brené’s world it stands for Trusting, Grateful, Inspired and Fun. Trusting: that I can finish my latest round of decluttering without … Continue reading TGIF #11
The lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog pointed me recently in the direction of Brené Brown‘s new weekly gratitude practice, TGIF. Most of us would recognise TGIF as an acronym for Thank God It’s Friday, but in Brené’s world it stands for Trusting, Grateful, Inspired and Fun. Trusting: that the weather will hold while we carry out a … Continue reading TGIF #10
Queen Tilly rules the roost in our home. It's hard to be consistent with training when she looks this cute.
As we move into Autumn, let's take a look at the numbers and see if September was sensational: Back to school and into Year 8. 3 suppers out - two at the pub and one proper 'grown-ups only' dinner. 30 lessons learned as part of Shimelle's annual Learn Something New Every Day class. The biggest … Continue reading Month in Numbers | September 2019
I had five things on my Summer Check List at the beginning of the Summer holidays ... here's how we got on with them: Try a new ice cream flavour: During a walk in Notting Hill, The Boy Child surprised me by requesting salted caramel ice cream (the only other options available were vanilla or … Continue reading Summer Check List | How We Did