With the arrival of Covid-19, more and more of us are being told to work from home. As a seasoned worker-from-home*, I can safely say that there's a knack to it, especially if you want to be productive. Here are my tips for making the best of working from home: Have a dedicated work space. … Continue reading Tips for Successfully Working From Home
It was a rare sunny morning and there I was, minding my own business, when wham! I was spreadeagled, face down, in the middle of the road. Somehow I'd missed my footing stepping down from the kerb and, as the kids say, face planted the tarmac. It hurt. It hurt a lot. There was blood. … Continue reading Falling from Grace
The Boy Child and I recently went on a date afternoon - we went to lunch at my club and then onto a concert at Royal Festival Hall. He thought it was funny that my pre-lunch Aperol Spritz matched his jumper. I had the traditional Sunday roast - turkey with extra gravy - and The … Continue reading Date Afternoon With The Boy Child
I was doing my usual Winter cull of The Boy Child's bookshelves and thinking how their contents have changed over the years. Looking back at me now are a ton of reference books (mostly relating to aviation), Tom Gates, Alex Rider and every one of the stories by David Walliams. I miss the picture books … Continue reading Inspired by Dr Seuss
Droughtlander is over - Series 5 of Outlander has begun on Amazon Prime. Research says that having fresh flowers in your home can help to reduce stress and pain. This photo of a newborn baby makes me laugh every single time. Our first overseas trip of the year is booked - a city break during … Continue reading Four Fun Things
Here's a confession ... I mostly read the Cup of Jo blog for the readers' comments. And in reply to this recent post, What Do You Like About Yourself?, the comments were amazing, funny, poignant and thought provoking, all rolled into one. Here are a few of the things I like about myself: I'm resilient. … Continue reading What Do You Like About Yourself?
During February of last year, I didn't buy anything that wasn't considered necessary - no to new clothes, no to new books, no to slices of cake in our local dog-friendly café. I've just completed another Frugal February and I feel good about it. It's been good practice to pause and actively consider whether a … Continue reading Frugal February | A Month of No Buying
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Back in the day, when I lived my other life, a little black dress in my wardrobe meant I was in possession of a social life. Discos, parties, dinners. These days, it seems that a little black dress in my wardrobe means something else entirely. Something that can be summed up in one word. Funerals. … Continue reading The Little Black Dress