For me January is like sleep. Most of us like sleep, relishing a nice long lie in on a Sunday morning. What if we thought of January and February in this way? As a long lie in? We should really start each year being kind to ourselves. Start the year slowly, waking up from … Continue reading January blues? Here’s how I beat mine….
As part of my 2020 tweaks I decided to start up my Happiness Project again. About 7 years ago I read Gretchen Rubin’s book ‘The Happiness Project’. I was so intrigued by the idea of happiness and discovering what made myself and others happy that I started my own project. I read many books … Continue reading Are you happy and do you know it?….
At the weekend my partner and our four children shook off our raincoats and ventured out finally into the sunshine. The weather was perfect, a bright crisp morning, warm sun and cold air. We took a short drive to Box Hill and spilled out into the forest. We haven’t had a good romp around … Continue reading Box Hill, Denbies Vineyard and home…a family weekend of sunshine with the occasional cloud….
I like to take my dad out for a fancy meal once a year. He particularly likes a fine dining experience for the food, the ceremony, the people watching and our chat. For Christmas last year I bought him a set lunch at The Goring Hotel in London via Travel Zoo. Our afternoon … Continue reading Lunch at The Goring Hotel…a special treat for my special Dad…
So it is the end of week 3. How are you all getting on with your New Year tweaks? Are you still going to the gym? Are you still running? Are you still vegan, or drinking more water or reading more? I met with some friends for a drink this week, one of them … Continue reading 2020…End of week 3
“Kirstie do you know my Dad drives a flat” This was uttered by a little boy on the way home from school recently. After a couple of questions we realised the child actually meant ‘FIAT’ and had mistaken the i for an l! It had us all chuckling away for the last few streets. … Continue reading 11 years of childminding…the funny bits.
I have learnt a great deal over the last 11 years of childminding. Here are 11 of my best lessons. 1. Children want secure boundaries with enforced rules. Children will push against these boundaries at times to make sure they are still strong, but the strength of them ensures they feel safe and cared for. … Continue reading 11 Years of Childminding…lessons learnt…