Hands Free Life

Hands Free Life by Rachel Macy Stafford

9 habits for overcoming distraction, living better and loving more.

One of the best things about this book, Hands Free Life, is that it covered the need to talk about internet and online safety and sibling bonding. For online safety, obviously it wasn’t covered or word for word what to say to your child but it did give you ideas on where to start and that it’s never too late to start talking about it. This was based on going to an online safety conference and hearing people talk about it and what it was that they wished their parents had said to them.

Continue reading “Hands Free Life”

The Cat in the Hat – A Review

The Cat in the Hat is an amazing show. I went to see it with my girls and a friend and her kids at the Curve Theatre on 22nd December 2018.

In a vain attempt to honour Dr Seuss’s books, I’m going to try and rhyme this review.

The story begins like in the book:
Rain pelters down on living room windows, while one bored kid stares out and another one sighs
Attempting to entertain themselves, they pick up a book for a page or two
But then, water guns come out and spray the crowd while bubbles from above, entrance little audience’s big eyes.

Continue reading “The Cat in the Hat – A Review”

Happy New Year – 2019!

Happy New Year!

This is the time of the year when I look back and reflect on what has happened and to be honest 2018 has been pretty awesome.  I love writing and finding a job that lets me do that has been quite amazing. I’m still on maternity cover as far as I am aware but even if it is only for a year, it has been brilliant.

The whole getting back into being an employee has been a bit of an eye opener. Both good and bad. In the past if I wanted to stay up late to work, I did and then napped in the day – or potentially I could. Although, I think, in reality, I just ended up getting more and more tired.

Other times, I could get all the bits and pieces done and do more exercise during the day time. I definitely had more time for creative writing although never between September to December. These four months regardless of what I else is happening are always busy. However, there is more of a routine now compared to before. 

Plus it feels good to get out of the house and meet other people. In the office, unless its an emergency, there is nothing else but to work – no personal stuff or someone phoning and asking for a favour in the middle of the day because I’m at home. And it’s nice being paid regularly.

Whatever, happens with this contract, being at work is nice as long as I can fit it in between the school run.