Social Media and Balance

At the end of the summer we went on a family holiday to Portugal. Although we’ve had several short breaks of a few days each to Hope Cove in Devon, this was not only our first holiday longer than 5 days but also our first trip abroad as a family. Before then we hadn’t been abroad since the husband and I got married in Cyprus in 2007, long before we even considered having children. Before booking, we didn’t do anything… Continue Reading “Social Media and Balance”

My Approach to Meal Planning

For me, the arrival of September always feels like a good time to get organised again. With my Open University studies re-starting, trying to work on the blog and kick-start a freelance career (something I am keen to do but never seem to quite manage it), it turns out I’m more busy than I thought. At the end of last week it seems I was actually doing too much. I was hit by a huge dose of fatigue on Friday that… Continue Reading “My Approach to Meal Planning”

One Boy and His Dog

Last year my sister and her partner got a rescue dog. As a young pup, Riddler used to be somewhat excitable. The first few times Cheeky Chap met him I think he was quite taken aback by him. With time and training, Riddler has calmed down a little but is still definitely a character. For around six months, the husband walked Riddler twice a week when both my sister and her partner worked. During the school holidays, Cheeky Chap would join… Continue Reading “One Boy and His Dog”

Pain Management and a Psychologist

A few weeks ago I found myself sitting in a room with a psychologist rather unexpectedly. I had arrived at the hospital knowing that I had an appointment, finally, with pain management. I had thought I was already in contact with pain management but it turns out I had been under the care of the pain clinic. Pain clinic looks at the source of the pain and how to ease the pain itself. Pain management helps those with chronic pain to learn techniques… Continue Reading “Pain Management and a Psychologist”

The Ordinary Moments 16 #9 ~ The Half Way Point

Blaise walk

It’s hard to believe but we are now half-way through the summer break. I almost feel as though we have wasted the last three weeks as we haven’t really done much at all. One of the (few) benefits to having a communal garden is that we have ready made playmates for Cheeky Chap. As long as it is a dry day, we are able to send him out into the garden and, more often than not, at least one other… Continue Reading “The Ordinary Moments 16 #9 ~ The Half Way Point”