Strange times. How many times have we all heard that expression in the past few weeks. I would say that was an understatement. Right now these times are beyond rationalisation, we are all still working out the day to day, and only tentatively beginning to think about the future.
So this morning I took myself along to our local small business networking group – a group I have found invaluable in reminding me who I am… Read more “How to Market Your Small but Perfectly Formed Business Effectively!”
Why getting out and about, meeting new people and breathing, is so important to so many mums!
So I have two obsessions/passions in life – one is of course waste reduction and recycling – the other is a much more simple pleasure, and that… Read more “Happy World Book Day!”
I have written this blog post in my head a thousand times. The first time was a year ago today when I realised it was my dad’s… Read more “Mein Daddy”
As I was leafing through the folders on my PC the other day, I noticed that the number of ‘work’ folders I have is surprisingly large! I… Read more “The Best Things In Life Are Definitely Not for Free! Why You Should Invest in Marketing Your Business!”
So last week I was all about rabbits and headlights, but this one has been all about mice and men! One of my mother’s favourite sayings has… Read more “Of Mice & Men…(I’m Not Talking Steinbeck) & Attempting to Plan!”
Do you ever get those weeks when you just cannot get anything done? Or at least that is how it feels! Those weeks when you are so… Read more “All Ears & Whiskers…The Challenges of Solo Working!”
So today I went back to school! I was surprisingly un-nervous about the whole thing considering I haven’t set foot in a classroom for something like 10 years – and that was for a Spanish evening class. Admittedly it’s only a two day course, but the prospect of returning to the ‘big smoke’ after a long absence and having to mingle with grown ups and hot young digital executives plying their trade on an IDM Digital Copywriting course, should have made me quiver in my dinosaur skin boots. The prospect of having the luxury of a total of three hours on the train to focus on my long ‘to do list’ soon evaporated any fear!
So it’s my dad’s birthday this week (sadly no longer with) and it is at this time of year that my mind always turns to my childhood memories. My dad was 100% bonafide German, and he loved his food…German food, English food…his life was food! And I am pretty sure this stemmed from the exceptional introduction he had to it as a child. Because my grandmother lived the most resourceful life imaginable bringing up three small boys in a tiny village in wartime Germany.
Like many women of a certain age with responsibilities at home, running has become an essential part of my life – some much needed ‘me time’ and fresh air coupled with a sense of accomplishment, as well as a way to connect with others doing the same, having a laugh and generally keeping sane!