Grief. It’s such a strong word that encompasses many emotions. Sadness, anger, frustration, pain and a sense of unfairness. One full of questions. “Why my loved one?”, “Why is it me that has to bear this pain?” and “Why couldn’t we have had one more day?”. Apparently there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. For a long time I kept having dreams (or are they nightmares?) that mum was still alive. I would dream she… Continue Reading “Grief”

Vote Swapping and Why I Am Considering It

A common school of thought around election time is that of “There is no point in voting because my vote doesn’t count”; people feel that their voice isn’t heard, particularly if they live in a “safe seat” or an area where the battle for power is between two candidates, neither of whom particularly appeal. Tactical voting has been around for years. You know the idea; don’t necessarily vote for the party whose policies most closely relate to your views or… Continue Reading “Vote Swapping and Why I Am Considering It”

A Sweet Education with Maynards

I am a member of the #CollectiveBias Social Fabric Community. This #shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias. I don’t know about you but sometimes I find it really difficult to engage my child in formal learning activities. Each week Cheeky Chap has a maths test at school which he needs to practice for and he has speech therapy tasks to practice each week, as well as regular reading and there are times when… Continue Reading “A Sweet Education with Maynards”

Paris – the city of love?

Today I have a guest post from Frida over at Montessori Mind. Frida is a Swedish nanny working in Paris while also studying Montessori teacher┬átraining. She blogs over at Montessori Mind. I’ve been working in Paris for about 3 years, as a nanny. I love to surround myself with children, I could quite confidently say that it’s my one, true, great passion! So why do it here? In Paris? I have to admit I’m not a big city girl. My… Continue Reading “Paris – the city of love?”

Political Debate and Social Media

According to a well-known saying, there are some things you shouldn’t talk about at dinner parties. Namely, politics and religion, two topics which have the potential to massively divide people. I would argue the same could be said for social media. With three weeks to go until the general election, manifestoes are being launched and people are trying to decide who to vote for, if they haven’t already. In recent years we have witnessed an explosion in social media terms;… Continue Reading “Political Debate and Social Media”