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

What does Christmas mean to you?

Pausing from doing all the things and getting all the things done to reflect on what Christmas really means – it’s about relationships, and not, at core, about getting all the things done.

Oh, and I bring you a fairly dodgy poem to capture this – my gift to you!

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2016 – Look at the stars and feel grateful for their light

Many of you would have seen this powerful montage above, created by British Graphic Designer Chris Barker, of celebrities who’ve died over the past year. Even if you hadn’t, you’d be aware that 2016 seems to have had more than its fair share of famous people dying. 2016 in a nutshell  Taking a global view, 2016 has been categorised by … More 2016 – Look at the stars and feel grateful for their light

Colouring my world with The Day the Crayons Quit

Source: I’ve recently bought ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. This is the first new picture book I’ve bought our family for a very long time. It  is one of the most beautiful books I think I’ve ever read, and I am besotted with it! If you haven’t read it, it revolves around a … More Colouring my world with The Day the Crayons Quit

Be careful what you wish for – the 2016 Federal election edition

Source: If you’ve ever wondered whether your vote on election day counts – because you’re feeling disillusioned with the choices, perhaps, or you don’t think your vote will have much impact anyway – let me share what I’m experiencing now. It’s given me a different perspective on the value of voting, thinking about who to vote for, and … More Be careful what you wish for – the 2016 Federal election edition