Being grateful after a tough tough week

Nil point. Nil point is what I’ve scored in the last week for any of my ‘Something New’s’. But in fairness, I think I have a good excuse. Monday afternoon I took my son back to the speech therapist to start the actual speech therapy. She gave me the same “talk” as last time. I’mContinue reading “Being grateful after a tough tough week”

April Challenge – I am my own judge and a kind one

I am attempting to complete five resolutions every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. As we come out of lockdown, it feels like the world is waking up. This year Spring is physical and emotional. The weather is good (dry). People have been in contact with whom I haven’t spoken forContinue reading “April Challenge – I am my own judge and a kind one”

Lockdown continues… and so do my challenges!

This pandemic thing is challenging at the best of times but I have to admit, I lost the run of myself today. We were driving by the sea when we saw a car ferry destined for Cherbourg. Both of us wished that we could take the kids to France on those camping holidays of ourContinue reading “Lockdown continues… and so do my challenges!”

Doing Something New every day – what I’ve learned.

In the first three months of this year I battled resolutions and regimes. I challenged myself to ten resolutions every day for thirty days. I then cornered myself into seven resolutions for six days. I tried to do cook something new every day and then do something new every day for 60 days (see listContinue reading “Doing Something New every day – what I’ve learned.”

Completed three months of resolutions. Now taking my due – a big fat lovely juicy wine-y break!

I need breaks. When I start a “regime”, I’m not aiming for Olympic level fitness or supermodel style thinness (and I won’t open that rant about how they are all starving themselves and will have osteoporosis by the time they hit 38). I just want to be spirited and zippy, the fun bunny I usedContinue reading “Completed three months of resolutions. Now taking my due – a big fat lovely juicy wine-y break!”

Doing something new every day – Day 56 – Swearing in new languages. It’s fun.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. I have attempted to pick up and play with new languages over the course of the last few weeks. Today, I decided to jazz things up a bit. Instead of learning the usual niceties like ‘hello’ andContinue reading “Doing something new every day – Day 56 – Swearing in new languages. It’s fun.”

Day 53 of the daily ‘doing something new’: the best and worst times of the day to be without your phone

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0, and recently tried to cut the cord to my phone. I have discovered a couple of interesting things about living life with minimal contact with your own phone. Firstly, the very best time of the day toContinue reading “Day 53 of the daily ‘doing something new’: the best and worst times of the day to be without your phone”

Being the only woman on the board – what it’s like.

Last IWD, I was invited to present at the ICAEW about what it’s like to be the only woman on the board. Here are a couple of excerpts from that talk: The myth that women are more emotional than men at work: Why your voice is often ignored:

Doing something new every day – Day 50. Going phoneless. Easier said then done.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. My latest “something new” is to reduce my reliance on my phone. I thought it would be easy. I would just not look at my phone for a day, or at least have minimal activity. The firstContinue reading “Doing something new every day – Day 50. Going phoneless. Easier said then done.”

Doing something new every day – Day 48. Bloody well giving up… almost.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. I almost gave up this morning. I just felt like I couldn’t be bothered with all these bloody resolutions any longer. It’s been a struggle and yesterday did not help. Yesterday sucked, and not the sucking dieselContinue reading “Doing something new every day – Day 48. Bloody well giving up… almost.”