When you change your mindset…

When my NYE 2017 status came up on my FB ‘Memories’ whotsit earlier, it made me smile. The physical and mental ‘mehness’ of 2017 continued into January and by mid-month I collapsed in an exhausted heap. I was diagnosed with another bout of Labrynthitis and told to STOP! Unbeknown to me at the time, I’d…

WAAT4: This was no pre-Sunday lunch walk!

I’m just putting some pictures and bullet points together for a short presentation I’m giving tomorrow evening, when the proceeds of a charity event my work gang and I participated in last year – the WAAT4 – are handed over to the recipients.  I’m rocking laughing looking back at these photographs and the subsequent WhatsApp…

Consciously thought about your personal values lately?

I’ve made it through workshop two of ‘Springboard’ and my bra is still in tact! I even managed to do my homework and it wasn’t at the back of the bus! At the end of workshop one, we were all encouraged to set a goal to be achieved by the next workshop. Something small. I…

I’m an Unplugger – My year of change

I’ve been back from my thing in a field for almost a fortnight now. That thing I spent all year looking forward to. It was ok. Going again? Yeah… I might! Shut the front door! Of course I’m going again. It’s my ‘thing’ now. Comms Unplugged is my THING! I blogged earlier this summer about…

There was no bra burning. Phew!

I first heard of ‘Springboard‘ when a female leader who’d come through the ranks in a time and organisation ruled and driven by men, introduced it into my workplace. This was about 16 years ago and I clearly remember thinking at the time that it wasn’t for me, because I had no desire to burn…

Lessons from our 1,100 mile adventure

We’ve been home from our epic adventure for a few days now and mountains of washing aside, it was a fantastic experience and probably a highlight of our family life to-date. Why? Because we’re still talking to each other. Because ‘Dolly’ (the van) made it without a hitch; and, because unlike other holidays where I…

Who stole my sleeps?

Before 73 days ago I set up a JustGiving page and launched my countdown (in sleeps, obvs… the grown up way to measure time!) to the Great Scottish Swim. This morning I’ve woken up in a beautiful campsite a pebble’s throw from Loch Lomond, with airplane-tum and a dizziness behind my eyes. I can’t work…

Cheerleaders, clear values and post-it notes. Boom!

Every ‘A level’ results day I get rumblings of the green-eyed unicorn (not as mean as the monster!). Yes, I don’t know what’s on those little slips of paper those kids are collecting (or do they come by email now?). But, I know they have choices before them – SO many choices! I collected my…

‘Me’ time. Weirdo… maybe!

I’ve woken up with a view of the sea, hearing nothing but the sound of waves and in last night’s clothes*. I didn’t get lost on the way home after a crazy night on the pop – I’m having some ‘me’ time! I’m parked overlooking my favourite spot in the whole wild (<<< I know…

Review: Terrific ‘Trevayne’

When it comes to camping locally, we’ve become creatures of habit; if the sun is shining over Newgale, that’s where we head. But, once or twice a year, as a wider group of friends, we’ll head off for an adult-only weekend break and will book into a hotel or B&B somewhere (treat bach!). So, this…