Articles Comments

overacuppa.co.uk » Life

Acts of kindness or practice kindness everyday

Acts of kindness or practice kindness everyday

I touched on this before Christmas ‘Goodwill to All’ but I was reminded of the power of kindness yesterday. There seems to be a great shift in ‘kindness’ being the thing to do. Rather than the unselfish act kindness should be, it now seems to be promoted as being good for yourself which in itself seems a little strange. But I am all for promoting kindness and thoughtfulness if the result is a happier place to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Life

Late Monday Mutters – Go to bed for a year

Late Monday Mutters – Go to bed for a year

It is Tuesday, I know but I like my Monday Mutters to mutter out a few things in my head and my brain is not in gear to think of a name for a Tuesday….um well exactly! Firstly I am not going to bed for a year. I read a book a couple of years ago about a woman who went to bed for a year. She didn’t sleep and to be honest I did read … Read entire article »

Filed under: Life

Monday Mutters – Ebb and Flow of life

Monday Mutters – Ebb and Flow of life

I love the words ebb and flow, saying them even in my head (*note I don’t often go around saying ebb and flow out loud) is a reminder that things change. Life is about a rhythm, it changes but there are patterns too. For the females that are reading this, we all know we have a cycle that sort of rules are lives, certainly in the possible child bearing years and beyond for a while … Read entire article »

Filed under: Life

Escaping into a book

Escaping into a book

As a child I could think of nothing worse than actually reading a book. My mind was far too plentiful of imagination to take on someone else’s as well. I loved books to flip through, mainly to do with animals and nature. I have a few of my childhood books; Wind and the Willows which I confess to not actually reading it all and The Secret Garden, again unread. I actually keep them on my book … Read entire article »

Filed under: Life

Monday Mutters – Doodles leads to plans

Monday Mutters – Doodles leads to plans

I am actually mid writing my word for 2015, strangely it was proving difficult so that will be later on in the week, past mid January I know! In the meantime Bex and I spent so time doodling on Saturday night, yes I know how to get into the groove! Actually it was fun and relaxing with a mix of Bex’s music playing, some chatting and well doodling. Never underestimate the power of a doodle, it … Read entire article »

Filed under: Life

Ultimate home office gadgets for work at home Mum’s

Ultimate home office gadgets for work at home Mum’s

As someone who continues the quest of making a decent income from home so I am on hand for Bex and Oscar (yes teens still very much need you) not forgetting the 3 dogs, this is a welcome article. I am currently tacking using my new Windows phone and learning how to get the most out of that at the moment. I am also now checking out the istick desk organisers now *sips coffee. Do … Read entire article »

Filed under: Life

Monday Mutters – 12 day’s of Christmas

Monday Mutters – 12 day’s of Christmas

Monday mutters on a Tuesday! Note to self press publish once finished! What a way to start 2015!   I have always got a bit confused on this 12th day of Christmas. Is it 5th or the 6th we are meant to take down the decorations? Mine is safely down today being it is the 5th and that is the 12th day of Christmas and my true love gave to me 12 drummers drumming. Though some may … Read entire article »

Filed under: Life

Football versus Pamper

Football versus Pamper

*Blows whistle *Honks Horn *Rattles rattle (Do they do those things?) Okay with that as a start you may of already guessed that I am not a spectator of sport. I am thinking the folks at Betfair guessed that when they wondered if I would like to receive a Pamper Parcel to give me a bit of ‘spoil me’ time. No-one would say no to that would they?   Anyway back to the sport just for a moment. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Life

Merry Christmas & sprouts on spuds

Merry Christmas & sprouts on spuds

I must say this year I am so far behind but Christmas eve is here, most things are wrapped as of last night, the food is in and to honest despite be late starting I am just as organised today as I would be had I started in the Summer. My blood may well be filled with adrenaline but you know I plan to sit down and so far this morning I have taken time … Read entire article »

Filed under: Life

Baking at Christmas

Baking at Christmas

Mary Berry hit the nail on the head last night on the Great British Bake Off Christmas version. There is nothing like baking at Christmas. If there is one time of year when you bake, choose Christmas. The warm smell of all things festive, the extra warmth in the kitchen, icing sugar as snow and there to me is nothing like enjoying warm festive scented goodies from the oven with friends and family. But the pleasure … Read entire article »

Filed under: Life