Time for a Cuppa: Read all about it!

The guy in the picture above doesn’t look very comfortable, one false move and he might tear! Let’s sink into that nice deep soft sofa, feet up and relax while we have another natter about nothing in particular – just crazy clocks, newspapers and a message about germs!! Tell it like it is: The News […]

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Kicking yourself? What are the most expensive mistakes you’ve ever made?

So what are the most expensive mistakes you’ve ever made? Some mistakes cost us physically – like stepping on an upturned plug or chewing raw chillies. Other mistakes may take an emotional toll, but today we’re talking about the mistakes that hit us hard in the purse and wallet, like a nuclear torpedo. The expensive […]

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Conversations with Strangers: A mother on a mission.

Window shopping, and more conversations with strangers Sometimes I wonder where these conversations come from! This time I found myself talking to a sales assistant in a department store – I’ll call her Belinda. Belinda is a great sales person I might add, not pushy at all – she convinced me to buy something I […]

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It’s Disappointing, but it’s your Issue

Sometimes you struggle to recognise that when someone lets you down, it’s not necessarily about you. It’s not ‘because’ of you or anything you did or didn’t/should or shouldn’t have done. Very often, it’s about them – their baggage, their mentality and their maturity level. In effect, they have let themselves down, you just happened […]

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Because

Just sharing a few of tonight’s random thoughts. Writing it down and reading it back really got me thinking and re-affirming a few things I want to do more. You persist Because it’s worth it You invest Because the harvest will be plentiful You try Because otherwise you’ll never know ‘if’ You don’t feel guilty […]

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Money

It comes, it goes Sometimes it flows Why we don’t abolish it, nobody knows It fuels emotions and creates many woes Invest it wisely and sometimes it grows Share if you care, share if you can Think about your future and start making a plan Money changes lives, creates competition, stresses and strife Money has […]

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Autumn

As with earthly seasons, life also has it’s seasons. We reach points in life where we instinctively know that something needs to change. ย It’s time for this, that or the other. Autumn is probably the season that gives me this feeling the most, particularly September; maybe it’s because of the drastic mind shift from looking […]

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Until

When I stop and think of how much of our lives we spend ‘waiting’ ‘anticipating’ and ‘enduring’ until….. it hit home just how much weight we carry because of this. The scales are tipped heavily toward the ‘until’ rather than the ‘now’. Until Friday Until payday Until that holiday Until Christmas Until the sales Until […]

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A Few Irritating Things

‘You’ve Been Framed’ When people say “I’m not gonna lie….” (hmmm, do you normally lie!). Aย selfish person. Wind and rain at the same time (unless I’m indoors). When people eat with their mouth open. When people start crunching crisps before they close their mouth, so it echoes loudly across the room. Acoustics are really not […]

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Should Schools Put Tracking Devices in Studentsโ€™ ID Cards?

In response to an old New York Times article:ย http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/09/should-schools-put-tracking-devices-in-students-i-d-cards/ย    Although this article isn’t about UK schools,ย it’s still worth pondering on. Isn’t it true that absenteeism from school, playing truant, involvement in antisocial and delinquentย behaviour ย are all well known reoccurring problems with school aged teens. Youth workers, social workers, education welfare officers, youth offending officers, […]

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