Comparison is condemned as the thief of joy. I beg to differ. I've had a fair bit of time to consider this recently, what with being unemployed for 6 weeks equalling extra scrolling on social media whilst trying to navigate my existential crisis (quite successfully in the end as I blogged about here)! I've actually … Continue reading Go compare – why comparison is a positive thing!
Thank you Kate @thetustingirl for the nomination! Kate's brilliant blog The Tustin Girl has a strong mental health and motivational focus as she is a Mindset and Success Coach and Mentor. The Sunshine Blogger Award Rules: 1. Thank the blogger (s) who nominated you for the blog post and link back to their blog. 2. Answer the … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award! ☀️
After 6 weeks of unemployment and previously not having worked in a permanent position since December 2016 (I was supply teaching throughout the majority of 2017 as explained in The Mystery of the Missing Sparkle), I begin my new job on Monday (as announced in Taking Risks and Reaping Rewards!)! Despite the stereotypical ideal of … Continue reading What I Won’t Miss About Being Unemployed…
I LOVE reading. Last year I read 35 books. This year I am aiming for 40 books for my 40th birthday! After every 5 books I'll be writing a round-up blog review (without any spoilers!). You can follow each book I read on Instagram under the hashtag #40booksformy40th. Books 1-5 are as follows: Get Your … Continue reading Reading Challenge: 40 books for my 40th!
I became unemployed - on purpose - in December 2017 (as detailed in my blog post The Mystery of the Missing Sparkle), but this week I got the job of my dreams - a fundraising bid writer for a mental health charity! I am overjoyed! Not only because it was an extremely robust recruitment process … Continue reading Taking Risks and Reaping Rewards!
How old is too old to be a blogger? I began blogging 4 months ago and I turned 40 one month ago; am I too old to be a blogger? Blogging is a relatively new phenomenon which has grown massively over the past decade. There are insane amounts of blogs and bloggers now, both amateur … Continue reading Am I too old to be a blogger?
I despise those ambiguous status updates/motivational quotes and one aspect of blogging means baring all, to a degree. I will always be open and honest in my posts but if there's anything I don't want to share, I won't. However, a month ago I detailed 40 personal hopes, wishes and plans for my 40th and … Continue reading You Ok Hun???
Our new house is quite big. Some might think it's too big for 'just us two' and the animals (no children - not by choice but not anyone's business). WE might think it's too big sometimes but, honestly, it's utterly fantastic too! We got it for a great price, we're changing it to suit the … Continue reading The Bigger The Better?
Moving into our old house felt like moving into a palace! We moved from a ground floor apartment into a 1930s end of terrace - with a garden! We bought the house from an old lady who, out of the entire spectrum, favoured two colours: peach and mint green! So, we set about transforming the … Continue reading Quitting While You’re Ahead!
The vibrant vision I have in my head for our new house is 'cosy grandeur', if that's not too much of an oxymoron! Our house is the double bay fronted, spacious, handsome 1930s house of my dreams which currently feels a bit sad and unloved due to previous neglect and dodgy workmanship EVERYWHERE - there … Continue reading Come on in, the tour’s open…