Between the looming spectre of Brexit and the effects of the pandemic I have found myself, like so many other people across the world, occupying a state of both mental and physical flux. This uncomfortable existence has necessitated a new approach to almost every aspect of my life and, in doing so, sparked a desire … More Equinox Reflections: Growth and Change
The main problem that comes with working from home is that you’re at home. Being at home means you’ve got time to just shove this load of laundry on, right? Done. Now you can start that spreadsheet and … urgh, the dog stinks! Better just give them a wash so you can concentrate properly. Perfect, … More Working from Home Part 3: Whoops! Was I supposed to be working?
Full disclosure, this was my problem when I started working from home. I would open my laptop before I’d had my breakfast and work through lunch. Then I’d either not log off before about 7pm or log off on time but then log back in later and work until midnight. For me, the key to … More Working from Home Part 2: Help! How do I stop working?
This post owes its existence to Atlin Merrick, acquisitions editor of Improbable Press. She made a plea via twitter last week asking for tips about working from home, in light of the action all of us need to take to limit the reach and damage of the Coronavirus pandemic. I had already had a few rough … More Working from Home Part 1: For Those Who Don’t Normally Do It
I’ve visited various bits of France and Italy as well as zooming over a significant portion of the British Isles. Some of the trips were with friends and family, some were with Dog and some trips were on my own. All of them taught them just little more about who I am and what makes … More A Decade of Blogging: Some Reflections
2018 has been a rollercoaster of year for me personally and, although I can find good to outweigh the bad, I would really love it if 2019 could be a little calmer! So I wish us all the best 2019 we can manage and send love and positive vibes to all xxx
As the sun came out I decided that Alban Elfed would be a good day to go for my first walk in the woods since Marmite died. It was a little bitter sweet but I definitely needed the fresh air and to see the start of the changing of the season for myself. Now for … More Walking the Day Away
Marmite, most beloved of hounds, has taken her last walk. She has been with me, faithful and true, for 13 yrs 7 months and I will miss her more than words can say. You were the best dog a girl could be blessed with, darling one, and you will live in my heart forever.
Or rather Carillion has made me redundant, so I am now a free human. I will miss my boss and colleagues terribly as not only were they great to work with but they believed in me at a time when I didn’t believe in myself and their confidence enabled me to find my self-confidence and … More Dobby is a Free Elf!
But the last eight months have been more exhausting than the previous two years and although the end is now near (there has to be a limit on how long employees can remain employed by an insolvent company) I still do not know exactly when it will be. Which means – since this level of … More I still aten’t dead …