It’s not me, it’s you

It’s all getting a bit exciting at the moment, isn’t it. Talk of ‘the great resignation’. A trial 4 day working week in the UK. Employers struggling to recruit to roles because candidates are demanding more. I like it a lot. It feels like collectively we’ve taken a big long look at what we really … Read more

Decisions of the big and scary kind

This month is a big deal in my world. Applications to choose a primary school for my daughter are opening, and we’re trying to decide which school to send her to. We’d always thought that she’d go to the one opposite our house, kinda makes sense doesn’t it? For nine years that’s what we’ve thought. … Read more

Tots emosh

Just how did my view of emotion change from ‘must suppress’ to ‘come right in’? And what we can do about it in those times when we really can’t succumb to all the feels?  An absolute mess So this week I put a post out on LinkedIn about how I cried the very first morning … Read more

Life is like underwear. Change is good.

For most of my life I’ve been trying to fix the things about me that were ‘wrong’ in order to progress and achieve the standard of success I’d been led to believe was important. I wanted to have a good job, but before I could get there I needed to get better at the ‘financials’. … Read more

Since when was ‘ask’ a swear word?

I recently organised a playdate for my daughter with a new friend from nursery. Cue the ‘getting to know you’ small talk with another Mum. It’s so weird, isn’t it, trying to make friends with someone purely because you procreated and the resultant mini-me’s made friends. Thankfully, said Mum was very easy to talk to … Read more

An opportunity of epic proportions

“We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.” Starting off with a quote from Harrison Ford! Not too shabby hey! It strikes me that there is change afoot. Of course, here in the UK change is everywhere. It’s in the blossom on the trees and the lambs … Read more

There must be more to life than this?

“There must be more to life than this.”  These were the words my friend told me she could clearly remember herself saying one morning sitting at her desk in her role as a Corporate PA in a law firm. It was that morning that she handed in her resignation, not knowing what was next but … Read more

The Power of Love

Ahhh, February. Firstly, how the heck is it February already? And also, how is it only February? Does time even exist anymore?!  Of course, February is the month where we celebrate Valentine’s day. Many a year I’ve felt the impending doom of the event, my perpetual singledom masked by my external apathy (who’d want to … Read more

Resolution, shmesolution

Many a time back in my uni days you’d find me with my uni tribe on a dance floor belting out the lyrics to Destiny’s Child’s hit ‘Independent Women’. We had our own dance moves to it and everything (when I say ‘had’, I’d be lying if I said you wouldn’t still find us a … Read more