If you don’t like change, and want to feel safe all the time, stop reading now. If you realise you have a comfort zone and are curious about what happens if you step outside of it, if you are a bit fed up with your life as it is and want something a bit better, read on.… Read more
Go on. Admit it. You’re addicted to social media and it’s ruining your life.
What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Grab your phone and open Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest.
Even before kissing the person lying next to you, or saying good morning?
Welcome to my world.
Or should I say my old world?… Read more
Most people don’t know that I have suffered from burnout. As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, I don’t tend to share when things are going badly. I hole up, I lick my wounds, I work through it all in my head, confiding in one or two people close to me, and then I may, or may not, share about it once I’ve come out the other end.… Read more
One of the biggest reasons that people get stuck in the decision-making process is due to the crippling fear of making the wrong decision. If this is the case for you, let me tell you one of my decision-making stories…
10 years ago, I was 30 years old. I had just moved into my forever home – a house we’d had built, and that I’d seen transform from architect’s plans and an empty field into the home of my dreams: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, huge fireplace, a kitchen we’d designed down to the last cm, a lovely garden with a mountain view, a swimming pool in the garden.… Read more
I saw in 2015 in London, all set for another year in the lovely neighbourhood we’d been living in for the previous 4 years. Then one short year later I waved goodbye to 2015 on a beach in Mauritius. Talk about a change!
2015 was a massive year for us. We made the first decision to leave London.… Read more
When we were children we told our parents and teachers that when we grew up we wanted to be astronauts, pilots, deep sea divers and more. The world really was our oyster.
As teenagers these dreams changed to footballers, actors, dancers, singers, doctors, vets, chefs and yet more.… Read more
During the World Cup Final at the weekend Hubs reminded me of where we watched it 4 years ago. We were in Praz de Lys, a hamlet/village in the French Alps (Haute Savoie), enjoying a final French holiday before packing up our French life to move to the UK.
For those avid followers of this blog you’ll know that I recently resigned from my full time job as an Account Director at a central London digital marketing agency, in favour of retraining as a full time childminder, in order to be around for my daughters (aged 6 years and 10 months).… Read more
A few months ago I decided to not return to my full-time job as an account director in a digital marketing agency in London. Instead I opted to work as a childminder, looking after our two girls and an additional two children of similar ages.
I got mixed responses – some people thought I was crazy (and I’m sure there are many more who haven’t voiced it), and quite a lot of people supported me in my new life, where I’ll be around for my children.… Read more