September 2014 archive

September – a month in review

 I can’t quite believe that I am looking back at September already, where did those weeks go?? Way back when, at the beginning of September I wrote a to-do list for the month, filled with some realistic but hopeful goals for my favourite month. So, how did I get on? Here is my month in review: […] Read more…

Does it have to be one of THOSE days?

  Does it have to be one of those days? Those days. The ones where everything goes wrong from the moment you open one reluctant eye. It’s an early start, earlier than is normal or just. You run out of your favourite breakfast, spill the juice, burn your hand on the kettle, empty the dishwasher (cursing […] Read more…

Top 5 things to do with conkers this Autumn

Like most families we’ve gone a bit conker crazy around here…it all started with a few collected randomly on the way home from school, arguments ensued as to who had the biggest, shiniest, all round best conker. So, we headed back to next day and now we have an entire bag full of beautiful conkers. […] Read more…

A thank you to my family

I want to say thank you to my family. My husband and I went to see my son today at the cemetery. Louis would have been 12 last Thursday; his headstone has obviously been there a long time, and as usual, we knew it would need cleaning up, flowers replacing etc. We also had the […] Read more…

The space between

  My calendar is tragically empty at the moment – I don’t mean my work calendar or my to do list, they could do with a clear out. I mean my fun calendar, evenings and Saturday afternoons. When everyone else is posting their stuff on Facebook what on earth am I up to, where am I?? […] Read more…

How I became organised against all odds.

  Way back when in August I wrote this post about making some positive changes in my life. It’s pretty well established that major life overalls are better handled in smaller, bite sized chunks, so I decided to break it all down into some baby steps – first up, getting organised. I have not always been […] Read more…

Working from home with children, how to get stuff done!

  I have had days where so little has been achieved it’s embarrassing. Days where my to-do list has magically doubled in size and I have spent my time going in circles, both literally and metaphorically. Days like that are rubbish, they make you feel hopeless. I know, I’ve been there. I have learnt though […] Read more…

My Super September

  September is a month of contrasts for me. I love September, the first feel of autumn in the air, the leaves start changing colour, opaque tights and layers make a very welcome return and I can legitimately order my daily hot chocolate. Perfect September days are warm enough but crisp and crunchy underfoot. It […] Read more…