Things to do in 2018

I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s resolutions. To me, they seem to have negative connotations, emphasizing that you need to change something about your life because you’re doing it wrong. You’re too fat, you’re not being healthy, you’re not well-travelled, etc etc.

I like the idea of doing things that make you a better you. Easy aspirations. Things that make you feel happy and have positive associations.

I’ve seen some great goals going around on social media which have helped inspire me, so here are some ideas that you may want to try. Continue reading

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All I want for Christmas is a nap

All I want for Christmas is a nap. Seriously. A gorgeous, uninterrupted nap with my fab new contour pillow that feels like my head is resting on a cloud.

The perfect nap that leaves you refreshed, happy and ready to deal with even the biggest tantrums the kids decide to throw.

Is that a lot to ask for? Continue reading

Put on your big girl pants

Like most mums, I’m busy. I feel like I run from work, to school for pick up, to home, all the while keeping on top of washing and keeping small people fed with food they won’t disregard immediately. If something comes up that is outside my normal plan, I tend to ignore it or make a note to deal with it later when its more convenient, if that’s possible. I can only keep so many balls up in the air at once.

When something recently came up that I was not expecting, my first thought was, I can’t deal with this right now. I’ll get around to it later. But then I remembered something that made me stop, and pick up the phone to make an appointment. I was scared, but thought it’s probably not a great idea to be an ostrich about this and stick my head in the sand, pretending that all is ok. Continue reading

Ageing gracefully

I’m all for ageing gracefully

I get that as we age, things change.

I have wrinkles around my eyes, which I say are laughter lines. Sounds so much better that way. Although it was so kindly pointed out to me once by a beautician who barely looked old enough to have finished primary school, that I probably should start thinking about using an eye cream to reduce those wrinkles.

I was 26 when she told me that…. Continue reading