Work – servant not mistress

As the last weekend of the school holidays is upon us, I’ve been thinking about going back to work and reflecting about the nature of work itself.

Work to serve the life you want to lead

I was in a local hotel, writing over the summer and I could overhear the bar manager as I … Read more


Are you productive?

I’m sitting outside, writing this for the first time this ‘summer’ and feeling productive. Except that politically, I’m not being productive as what I write in this blog won’t earn me money…so it doesn’t really count as being productive.

I listened to Radio 4 interviewing one of the new members of government talking about how … Read more


Kids can be good for your career

I’ve spent the day with two lovely women.  One a make up artist and one a photographer.

All of us work part time and/or run our own businesses.

We all started to do this when we had our kids.  Before that we had all worked full time, doing the career woman bit.

I think that … Read more


SAD

The clocks have gone back and we are at that time of year where it is very possible that we don’t get to see the outside in daylight.

I hate it.

I’ve never been diagnosed but over the years I’m pretty sure that I suffer from SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is when our … Read more


Privacy

Today has just been one of those days where I don’t feel like  I’ve had my needs met..or rather, that I have managed to meet my own needs.

My lovely start to half term was a screaming worthy of raising the dead and which led into a half hour sharing circle to try and establish … Read more


The sum of all our conversations

As always we went to football today, this time in huge venue with toilet and, oh joy, hot drinks for sale on a misty and cold morning.

As we youngest son (YS) and I were standing in the queue to get our hot chocolates (having navigated the acres of mist to get eldest son (ES) … Read more


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