Category: Friday Morning

Happy New Year!

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Infographic organised

This is just the tip of the iceberg. If you start thinking about all the things that you would like to do and schedule in, you will probably go into overdrive in scheduling.  You need to allow some time for flexibility but as a start, these are just some things to consider.  To download my free yearly planner, please follow this link:

 

Private school or not?

My daughter currently goes to private school and I think there are a lot of benefits to private school but there’s a part of me that really feels wrong about paying for education. My granddad is a big proponent of education but he also very much believes that if a person wants to learn she will learn wherever she goes. In terms of education I do believe that and going private school was not our first choice.

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My cooking gripes

One of my aims of being a stay /work at home mum was to use the time to cook fresh, healthy meals nearly everyday. The only problem with this is that I generally hate cooking. The cooking part is not so bad but before you get to that, you need to buy the food, prepare the food, ie cut, peel, grind, wash etc. Then the actual cooking. Finally, all the washing up.

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Practising Certificate

I can’t see the point in me having a practicing certificate.  I know when I first started to apply for it, I was getting frustrated at what a long process it was, trying to update it, get everything signed, send everything off etc.  When I got the certificate it really did feel like a sense of achievement but I am (fairly) happy doing work for others on a subcontract basis. I do a few tax returns, only two that I get paid for and I think my ATT certificate covers that so at the moment I really can’t see the point in having a practicing certificate.  Continue reading “Practising Certificate”

My Ideal World

Following on from last weeks blog, I’ve had a sit down to think about what it is I want.  For ages, I have wanted a job working from home so I could spend quality time with my girls.  I have two jobs working from home but I feel like I’m spending all my time working and then not actually spending any quality time with the girls.  I have been feeling like I don’t have the time to pause and think.  I do like the work I do but just need more time to do it.

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Nicheing

I’m not 100% sure if nicheing is even a word but that is what I think I should be doing.  I’ve been reading lots of posts and articles about how you should have a niche and then focus all your writing, work, if you have anything to sell on that.  There’s also lots of lists about the things you could niche or sell online.  So I’ve been thinking about what I could niche about in my blog and here’s my list:

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Writing 201: Poetry Day 5

An Ode to Holidays

How I love the sun always being switched on
The soft white sand melting into my feet and fingers
The complete stillness of the perfect paradise

How I love the crystal clear waters covering my feet, calf then knees
The exotic multi-coloured fish swimming too close to your toes
And the legs getting used to the cool water from the hot sun

How I love eating out and sleeping in
No cooking, no cleaning, and no guilt
No deadlines, no housework, no lists.

Massages at will and all-inclusive cocktails on the beach
No kids, no stress, no worries,
How I long for those carefree holidays!