AKA ‘Stop focussing on the things that make you miserable and start noticing the beauty in the world, you twat’. Okay, that may be a little harsh on myself, but let’s face it. Sometimes I can be a twat who gets so tired and run down just coping with each day that I forget to… Continue reading The Grounding Technique You Can Do Anywhere, Anytime.
AKA Seriously, Wash Your Damn Hands So We Never Have to Feel Like That Again. It’s a story we’re hearing more and more coming out of cruise ships, dreaded gastro viruses ripping through the holiday makers turning the trip of a lifetime into an intimate acquaintance with a vacuum operated toilet bowl. In fact it… Continue reading 6 Tips to Feeling and Staying Healthy on a Cruise Ship (and One to Avoid Passing on Viruses)
I’ll be the first to admit that mindfulness has been the only way I managed to get through the last two months at what, at best, could be described as the workplace from hell. Mindfulness and wine. Mindfulness, wine and having the most wonderfully supportive family a girl could ask for. And cheese. The list… Continue reading Five Quick and Easy Sensory Awareness Techniques for use at Work
Or How to Relax on a Cruise By Not Relaxing in Port. So, My Gorgeous Wayfarers, you’ve packed your carry-on with everything you might need for your first day on board in case your bag takes a few hours longer than expected to make it to your cabin; you’ve booked a car to pick you… Continue reading 7 Things You Must Do After Embarkation
AKA Does Anyone Know if I Should Order Dinner for My Children from the Seat of an Outback Toilet? I’m sitting here watching a series on Netflix called Very British Problems. The episode in question is discussing how to deal with other human beings; such as what is and isn’t acceptable and how discomfiting any… Continue reading Outback Etiquette
AKA ‘The Spawning of a new Christmas Myth and the Death of Tradition’ Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year. I love everything about it. The lights, the decorations and, most importantly, the surprises. I love shopping for people and planning menus. There isn’t anything I don’t like about it. Okay, that is not… Continue reading How to Have a Present Free Christmas and Spend Less on Christmas Day
AKA 'What to do when you feel like shite and you don't know why'. Self care is such an important factor in our lives. And as parents we often put it on the back burner feeling that it is selfish to care for ourselves when there are things we could be doing for our family. … Continue reading Mental Health Check List
AKA 'I like nice things but there are moths in my wallet where the money should be'. Refresh, restore, renew. Today’s project is brought to you by the prefix re-. As in refresh, restore and renew an item instead of buying new. In part because I love to get hands on with my home renovation… Continue reading Recover your Barstools and Revamp your Space
Lessons come from the most unlikely places. Like from children and applesauce. And crack. Sometimes from manky, infected toes and bubblewrap, but that's another story altogether. Today’s lesson is courtesy of applesauce and crack and I don't really know how I feel about it all. Ash, eating applesauce straight from the jar. “It's Apples Mum.… Continue reading There’s always a bright side. Even if that bright side is that you only lost a finger.
So here’s the thing. People keep putting me in charge of stuff and I can’t work out why. No, really. Managers are supposed to be fully functioning adults and if we have learned anything on this blog, we know I am not a fully functioning anything. I used to be Assistant Manager at a refuge… Continue reading WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP TRUSTING ME TO DO THINGS? IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE!