We survived January!!

New Years Resolutions So how is 2019 treating you so far? Resolutions made? Being stuck to? Or are you sensible and donโ€™t make them. Does January fill you with dread, or is it time of looking forward and feeling hopeful? Personally I like New Year. I see it as an opportunity to think about how…

How I managed the sad today

When I woke up this morning the sad that has been lurking for the last month or so made an appearance. The old me, pre children, pre self employment, would have called in sick, pulled the duvet over my head and wallowed for a day, or a few days until guilt took over and I…

One mile, 1.6km, 1600m, 64 lengths

So today I swam a mile for the first in years. A typical swim for me at the moment is bobbing about with the children, more bathtime than exercise. But today I pushed it and I did it. And guess what instead of posting on Facebook and Instagram and high fiving everyone on my way…

Thinking ahead to the new year

To live a fulfilled life, we need to keep creating the “what is next”, of our lives. Without dreams and goals there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here
Mark Twain

Tiny happy moments

1. The clink of ice in a glass. 2. The smell of vinegar on chips. 3. The sun peaking through the clouds. 4. Warm clothes straight from the tumble dryer. 5. A perfect cup of tea. 6. Browsing in a book shop. 7. Frying onions and garlic. 8. When your child puts their hand in…

Becoming a mother

When did I become a mother? Was it when we first started saying things like “this would be a great place for a family day out”? Was it when we first stopped trying to not get pregnant? Was it when we first looked at the pregnancy test?

A love letter to my body

I’m as guilty as anyone of taking my body for granted. I don’t particularly hate it but I often don’t love it either. I don’t look after it very well. Today I want to spend a bit of time with my body, appreciating it. To my feet… You are quite nice. You carry me wherever…