In times of isolation…

Time seems arbitrary

While being in lock-down, I have found that there is so much time and yet I still feel restless.

However, time seems arbitrary. Going to sleep and waking up gets later and later and I hang onto the live online exercise sessions to get the day going. There’s no more needing to get up earlier and earlier so I can get everything that’s planned for the day done. No more trying to find a time to meet up with friends and family and wishing for less.

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Calm Sleep Stories

I’m not sure why I’m so obsessed with sleep. I’m sure when they are ready they will start sleeping through the night easily. Until they do, I think I will be obsessed with it.

When the girls were babies, I used to love getting the girls ready for bed. A little while after dinner, we would come up, give them a bath, gently wash their hair and then wrap them up in a big towel. Once in the bedroom, I would rub oil or cream and massage it into their chubby little bodies, then put their nappies and nighttime onesies on and then read to them. I would put some music on and then lie with them until they fell asleep. I too would ‘nap’ or fall asleep with them for a bit and then creep out the room trying not to wake them up. Even then some days were better than others but there were more good days.

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Going back to being an employee

After almost an 8-year hiatus I have been an employee for just over a year. Over the 8 years, I didn’t completely stop working but I chose to spend more time with my daughters while they were still small, rather than focus on my career. I undertook short-term, ad hoc sub-contracts picking and choosing flexible work that I thought I could fit in between looking after the girls without becoming too exhausted.

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Accounting for Bloggers – free download

February turned into an ‘Accounting for Bloggers’ month on my site. As a blogger, that might be the last thing you want to do. In reality, apart from accountants, who really wants to think about accounts? Still, if you have decided to monetise your blog and it is creeping over the £1,000 mark, you may need to start considering your tax position.

If you missed February’s Accounting for Bloggers month, don’t worry. This post will summarise everything that was covered in the four-part series.

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Accounting for Bloggers – Part 2

The last blog looked at some of the more common allowable expenses.  You can click on this link if you missed it.  In this blog I will look at some of the ways you can record your income and expenses. 

Most people are familiar with spreadsheets and this is possibly the easiest and most cost effective way to do it.  You can use the first page to record the income, the second page for expenses and if you wish, although not necessary, a third page as a summary. 

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