Living

What I’m liking now

April 2017 One of my guilty pleasures is watching You Tube videos of women younger, prettier and more successful than me extolling the virtues of various make-up items, homeware and foods that help to keep them younger, prettier and, well, more successful then me.  Joke.  I do watch them but I am under no illusion that buying… Continue reading What I’m liking now

Mind

Stressed

I have been going through a particularly stressful patch of late...I won't go into the details of why, but lets just say that health, relationships and work all play a part - I am aware that I am not always a 'fun Jen' to be around at the moment. My stress manifests itself as feeling… Continue reading Stressed

Spoonie Parenting

How to teach kindness and build the self esteem of our children.

A fabulous post by Old House in the Shires on how to encourage kindness and develop self esteem in our kids Source: How to teach kindness and build the self esteem of our children.

work

Who am I?

Even though I have been at work this week, I am still suffering from monumental jet-lag - when my alarm went off at 6:30am if felt like I was being rudely awaken by someone shouting in my ear in the middle of the night.  Cue lots of coffee to get me though the day and… Continue reading Who am I?

travel

5 Things I learned from my trip to Florida, as a person with a chronic illness

Some of my regular readers will know that I have recently been on a two week holiday to Florida with my family - my two kids, my husband and my parents.  It was a long awaited trip (the kids have been asking every week, 'how many days is it until Disney?', for the past year),… Continue reading 5 Things I learned from my trip to Florida, as a person with a chronic illness