What I’ve been reading this autumn

Sharing with you a selection of books I’ve loved this autumn – hopefully you’ll enjoy some of these too (plus, I’d love to hear your suggestions for my next read!) … More What I’ve been reading this autumn

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My top three reasons we all need a mini break every now and then

Two weeks ago, I’d just arrived at my long weekend destination. My family were off on their annual Dads’ and kids’ camping weekend with long term friends and, this year, I decided, unlike previous years, I’d also go away – by myself. Other times, I’ve used these weekends without the family to complete actions on … More My top three reasons we all need a mini break every now and then

Getting stuff done, enjoying the journey and remembering the destination – is it possible to do it all?

When life is busy or transitioning into a different stage, it’s easy to focus on the next step only – one foot after the other. But how do you avoid getting lost in the details and forget the bigger picture – namely, life is to be lived, not just survived? … More Getting stuff done, enjoying the journey and remembering the destination – is it possible to do it all?

School holidays end and new adventures begin

Hello again! I’m back for a new year, which, by rights, feels as though it is starting properly now. It’s February. School holidays are over, the kids are back at school, routines are starting to be re-established, and we’re now looking forward. Hello, 2018, here we come! Before it’s lost completely, I don’t want to … More School holidays end and new adventures begin

Holding on and letting go

Originally posted on Home Base:
I’ve never thought of myself as a particularly clingy parent. I’ve happily let my kids go to play at other people’s homes and have sleepovers from a fairly young age (hey, I’ve even encouraged them – the peacefulness when we have a break from each other can be so lovely!)…