Inspiration | life lessons | Personal Musings | Posts to get you thinking

In defence of the inspirational quote

Love them, or hate them, inspirational quotes are all around us. I’m old enough to remember the days when inspirational quotes were limited to self-help books or posters on the walls of doctor’s clinics. But nowadays, there probably isn’t a day go that goes by when social media isn’t bombarded with positive sayings and motivational quotes….

Personal Musings | Posts to get you thinking

Having a bad day?

I’ve been feeling a little philosophical lately.  I’ve found myself pondering many things but unable to break any of them down into concise thoughts or feelings. I’ll keep pondering. Instead, I just have a short thought for you today. Yesterday was one of the most stressful days I’ve had in years. Everything went wrong from the…

Personal Musings

And the winner is…

Just a quick one today, firstly to say thank you to everyone who took the time to complete my blog survey that’s been open for the past three weeks. I have been so overwhelmed at the number of responses, I expected maybe about ten or twelve and to have well over 100 is A-MAZ-ING! So…

life | love | Personal Musings

I have a dilemma

Parenting is hard work. We all know that. Navigating the waters day to day as the tide ebbs and flows, is both joyous and challenging, and you never really know when the rip is going to pull you under. Well, it’s well and truly dragging me under at the moment and I’m struggling to keep my…

Personal Musings | reading

What did you read as a kid?

Today I bought some pistachio nuts, which seems like an odd way to start this post, but bear with me. You see, pistachio nuts remind me of one of my favourite books as a kid. The book was ‘The Ten Cupcake Romance’. Yes, while all the other kids were reading literary classics such as Enid Blyton’s ‘The…