Transferrable Skills

So I was asked recently if I had any supervisory management experience.  I laughed.  Uproariously.  In my head.  Obviously.  I’m much more professional than that.  But seriously?  I’m raising three teenagers.  I have supervisory experience coming out my ears.  Are you kidding me?  I could run peace talks in the Middle East.  I could negotiate…

Bottle Bank

Whenever we have visitors to the house there is a box in the utility room that gets put outside the back door hidden away from view.  It’s not entirely different from closing the door to the children’s play room, or study room now, to protect sensitive eyes from the chaos therein.  It gives an illusion…

A Reason to Run

In a rather unexpected rush of blood to the head during deepest darkest winter, I found myself doing something rather astonishing.  After some over-indulging throughout the festive season I decided enough was enough and I really needed to get my act together.  So, not one for doing things by halves, I signed up for the…

Hayfever Hell

Easter weekend was glorious and made us realise that Summer is nearly upon us.  The mornings are brighter, the days are longer, the rain is warmer and we are counting the days until we can put the grotty lunchboxes in the bin and bury the uniforms in the bottom of the laundry basket.  Why then…

Easter Traditions

Easter has to be my absolute favourite Catholic tradition. So we repent for 40 days and 40 nights. We abstain from treats such as alcohol and chocolate as per typical Easter traditions.

The Selfie Generation

I don’t know whether to be horrified, impressed or amused by the recent craze of taking selfies at every opportunity.  I have to say I’m not a fan myself.  I avoid all close up shots wherever possible.  Every line, freckle and blemish is seemingly magnified when the camera turns on me. But I seem to…