Thyme for a cold?

FireplaceNow I love autumn and winter and if you happen to be somewhere that gets snow, which unfortunately for me is not the case, then HOORAY you lucky devil.  Warm cosy nights in, a fire burning, stews and steamed puddings, all the comfy cosy things you need when it’s cold outside.  Yep all the comfy things you need because you feel like crap due to your darling child sneezing on you because their friend at school did the exact same thing.  Yeah, thanks! Continue reading “Thyme for a cold?”

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Work life at home: the upside

So you’ve decided to work from home.  Great!  Whether you quit your regular job, this is your first job (very brave of you), or you just want to try something new.  Welcome to the fantastic world of working from home.

The advantages of working from home are numerous, but (there’s always a but isn’t there?) don’t forget the fundamental reason for working from home, you are there to work.

So why is working from home so good and what does it offer that a regular job doesn’t? Continue reading “Work life at home: the upside”

Grief has no time limit

Grief Grief is something that all of us have encountered at some point in our lives and it is one of those things that NOBODY wants.  Image people sat in a room and someone says “Hands up who would like a shit load of grief?”.  Yep no one would sign up for that one would they?  However at some stage in our lives we will have to confront the dark emotion of grief and sorrow. Continue reading “Grief has no time limit”

School holidays whilst working from home: Part 2

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So we are at the end of the 2 week school holiday and boy am I glad about that!  Why?

It means my darling daughters go back to school to fill their heads full of interesting facts and increase their knowledge…hahaha who am I kidding?  Of course all of the above is true but the real reason I am so glad they are going back to school is because I will finally be able to revert back to being productive.  Oh the joys of a few hours of PEACE and QUIET, yep that’s right, peace and quiet, the 2 most wanted things by parents, not more so than parents who work from home. Continue reading “School holidays whilst working from home: Part 2”

Halloween, what does it mean to you?

When we think of Halloween it conjures up images of ghosts, jack-o’-lanterns, sweets, going trick-or-treating, death and anything else along those lines.  Essentially a bit of a fun fright-night mainly for the benefit of children, that is becoming more and more popular amongst adults.

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Every 31st October millions of people around the world get dressed up, throw a party, go out trick-or-treating or stay in and watch a marathon of horror movies.  I know I am guilty of decorating our house and throwing a party even before I had children and I have carried on that tradition since having children. Continue reading “Halloween, what does it mean to you?”

Moving to another country: I must be mad!

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It is 1 year today that our family decided to up and leave the UK to live in France, in the words of the late great Mr Tommy Copper, “Just like that”.

Lets go back 1 year, it was at the height of the UK referendum on whether the UK would be staying or leaving Europe and you see my husband is French, so the idea of living in a country that no longer associated itself with Europe was just not possible.  In a sense the result of this vote was going to decide where we would live, would we stay in a country where my children and I were born, or would we go back to my husband’s homeland? Continue reading “Moving to another country: I must be mad!”

Allergies and eczema

When you think of the word allergies it often conjures up the image of someone sneezing in summer due to allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, the name most often used.

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You would be right, the vast majority of allergies are seasonal allergies and although they can be annoying, irritating and disruptive it is very rare that seasonal allergies result in anaphylaxis.  There are however a small, but growing percentage of children and adults who develop allergies that can result in anaphylactic shock. Continue reading “Allergies and eczema”