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Monday Mutters – Broody, dogs, GCSE’s and wishes

Monday Mutters – Broody, dogs, GCSE’s and wishes

  The school holidays are speeding by and as usual when it comes to mid August the rest of the holiday just disappears in a flash. With two teens this year the holiday has been somewhat different. I look at envy at those with little ones enjoying the simple pleasures that are out there to be found and remember I have had those times already and this is the parenting deal, your children grow up. Despite the … Read entire article »

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Monday mutters on a Tuesday

Monday mutters on a Tuesday

I know slack a Monday mutters on a Tuesday but it is the school holidays and my laptop is being SO slow at the moment it could just be that it took me that long! So I have moved my laptop to the kitchen currently typing at a rather uncomfortable angle as it seems kitchen tables and chairs were not designed for such things…or at least this one was not, *circles shoulders to release already … Read entire article »

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Life’s pondering- Slowing down & blackberries

Life’s pondering- Slowing down & blackberries

It is one of those really wet day’s today as I sit here and ponder my plans for today. I have begun allowing myself to ponder thoughts and not live in a chaotic mess that usually resides in my mind. I am trying to stop internally beating myself up about stuff that I really need not be. Exhaustion was taking over me a bit and I felt if I don’t give myself a break mentally I … Read entire article »

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This time two years ago

This time two years ago

Wow, this time two years ago we were madly packing our home in Cornwall. A mass of boxes and a major de-clutter which reminds me it is time for a bit of a cull and de-clutter to free up some space in home and mind too! It really doesn’t seem like nearly two years that we moved here. This year we having been ticking the list off our ‘home’ to do list. A new kitchen, the … Read entire article »

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NextGen Skills Academy

NextGen Skills Academy

The world of careers and job opportunities has changed massively since I was deciding what to do. We really are in a new age of technology, which is exciting for the young but sometimes daunting for the older. Oscar, from a young age, has immersed himself in the new world technology. Has taught himself so much and given himself a great foundation to move later on into a career which he is passionate about, which for … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – Adapting parent style & life lessons

Monday Mutters – Adapting parent style & life lessons

It has been a funny old week the week gone by. With high points and low points and the usual frustrations that life seems so adamantly to throw in our path. Far too often from my viewpoint. One big tick for a successful induction day for Bex at college was of course a high point. She made some friends and has met up with one of them at the weekend. Despite what we try to teach … Read entire article »

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July and me

July and me

Firstly how can it possibly be July already, the year has flown by and I am kind of wondering where it has gone and what have I done. The last day of June was the perfect time for a webinar. I quite often find ones relevant to me and that will get my arse in gear. So Amanda Alexander half-year review was fantastic for me. Thank you Amanda, today I am going to take time to … Read entire article »

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Monday mutters – Wobbly bits and veins

Monday mutters – Wobbly bits and veins

Apparently there is a heatwave coming this week. So this morning I thought I would ransack the wardrobe for more cooler clothes. I have a couple of maxi dresses and a few long skirts which all now, well don’t seem to look right. I have staple outfits, what I call my ditsy dresses and the love of my life leggings. Never did I think I would ever say that, but leggings mean I can wear … Read entire article »

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Freshening up your home

Freshening up your home

To be honest since moving we are doing more than freshening up our home. It has taken its time and energy (sometimes you just haven’t got it!) but this year we really have gone for making it our home. Legal & General asked me to list a few things and idea’s I like to freshen up our home. I don’t know about you and this is a woman thing, right…. but I think cushions immediately. But … Read entire article »

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Taking time for yourself

Taking time for yourself

Today I have ‘man flu’ well not really but a horrid cold, I feel hot and cold and a lovely hacking cough which is giving me a headache! Today I also have the house to myself a very rare treat. I have no reason to not just crawll back under the duvet now the dogs have been walked. Or under a blanket and read or watch mindless t.v or even some cooking programmes I never seem … Read entire article »

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