It seems like a wonderful idea; a day to celebrate the most giving, caring and nurturing person in your life. The person who gave you life and raised you, perhaps with the help of another, or perhaps alone, to become the person you are. A day to acknowledge mothers all over the UK who deserve … Continue reading Mixed emotions on Mother’s Day
I've been reminded this week of the first time we saw North Lodge in Myddfai, now our home for almost three years. It was a rainy day at the end of October 2014 and we knew we belonged here before we got through the gates. All our previous homes have "spoken" to me long before … Continue reading November Myddfai Musings
You know your mother has always dreamed of giving you the Big White Wedding, the one her parents couldn't afford for her. You know your dad will be nervous but proud in equal measure and has been keeping his top-hat specifically for your big-day. You've got to accommodate every diet from gluten-free to vegan, via … Continue reading Planning a wedding to please everyone (and other ideas that will drive you to the edge)
This summer, I was ready. Ready to decide where my new life in Myddfai, Carmarthenshire, was going to head in the next chapter. When you've been lucky enough to live a life that has been full and varied (not just because of opportunities but also challenges) then finding the next thing you want to focus … Continue reading Why I became an Independent Celebrant
Massive Change; an event that has such a huge impact on your life, every moment of it, how you live it and how you define yourself, that you are a different person than the one you were previously. It can happen to anyone at any time and is not because of karma, or due to … Continue reading Massive change requires reinvention of Brand-You
A few years ago, I had a series of heart attacks. From out of nowhere they stopped me in my tracks and made me reconsider everything about my life. You could say they were a major crossroads; I've spent a great deal of time since focussed on "letting go" of the feelings I was left … Continue reading Letting go of letting-go!
It is, it really is! It’s all about YOU. Isn’t that wonderful news? Or is it rather scary? We’ve grown up being told it’s not all about us, that we should focus more on those around us, make our mission in life to put others first. And these are wise words. Indeed, I am a … Continue reading It’s all about you!
…There is NO secret. Honestly. There is no answer that will be revealed when you’ve learned enough, or suffered enough. There is no Secret to happiness, success or lasting contentment. AND THATS GREAT NEWS! Great news for all of us; there is no secret to any of the things we all strive for - happiness, … Continue reading The secret is….
in June last year, I added a significant streak of blue "semi-permenant" hair colour to my blond bob in order to help raise awareness for Harrison's Fund, fighting to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. It seemed like such a good idea at the time; Blue Hair Day - a great way to get … Continue reading Blue hair nightmare!
Do you really know anyone in business who isn’t finding times hard at the moment? Is there any business that has not been touched by rising costs or falling demand – or both. Yet, when we meet fellow business owners and ask how they are doing, we often get the standard reply: “I’m fine”. I … Continue reading Is being ‘fine’ costing you business?