School has left the building...
I saw a screenshot of a post from Facebook this week which summed up my feelings of homeschooling so completely and eloquently. When asked if anyone was considering homeschooling permanently...Read more
Starting a New Business - 5 things I learned
Last year the idea for The Calming Room was conceived. And much like childbirth, all the bits in the run up to the actual birth, and which I thought were hard, were in fact the easy bits. I knew it wouldn't be easy but some of the hurdles I have faced have either been underestimated in terms of size and time, or just totally unexpected.Read more
I'm sexy and I grow it...
I have always enjoyed pottering around the garden, planting up bedding plants and generally prettifying. I know a weed from a pedigree plant (although wasn't it AA Milne who said a weed is just a flower before you get to know it, or some such?). But before March 2020, that was about as adventurous and intrepid as it got.Read more
I'm just a girl who can't say No....
I’ve learned over the years that one of THE BEST skills to have is the ability to say no - and to stick to it. It’s a skill I am still trying to hone.
New Year, Not New Me
I have never been one for New Year’s Resolutions (or New Year’s Eve for that matter – too many bitterly cold evenings queuing to get into packed bars and waiting for overpriced taxis to arrive).Read more
Working from Home - Pain or Pleasure?
At first we loved the novelty of taking our monitors and IT equipment home, setting up our workspace in the corner of the living room or bedroom, the lack of...Read more