Digital Retox Course

Digital Retox is a course delivered by Digital Mums, a social media training company that is specifically aimed at mums to make them work ready and still have the flexibility of working from home.

Every year when the social media manager course comes up on my emails asking if I want to do it, I contemplate, decide that I’m not really ready for this and then watch the price go up.  They created a new pilot course but I still didn’t do it, they created another pilot course and this time I jumped at the chance.  I’m so glad I did as it was a really interesting course and it was quite nice to talk to people on google hangouts and see them and realise that it is quite possible to work remotely and still be connected. Continue reading “Digital Retox Course”

The stress of moving schools

I feel a little sad.  We have got a school for my daughter in the area we live in.  It’s still not from one of our three choices but it is a good school.  It is the only school in this area that is not an Ofsted 1 school, which is probably why we got a place but I feel sad that my daughter will be leaving an amazing school where she has been doing so well academically and she seems to be making good friends finally and now we’re uprooting her.  I know she’ll be fine, maybe a little sad but ok otherwise. I hope academically, she will continue to do well and excel and maybe one day we can send them both to private school again. Continue reading “The stress of moving schools”

7 Questions to find your Life Purpose

I found a list of questions that I had written down, obviously from somewhere but not sure from where now but I thought I would make this blog a series of questions and answers. So here goes:

1. What were you passionate about as a child?
I have no idea. I used to love reading and I would carry a book around everywhere. I would almost feel lost without a book in my hand or in my bag. It’s strange considering this that I didn’t go into a more literary field. I also loved organising and arranging things. What a random thing to like but I would organise my desk first before I would start any work. I also loved making things out of boxes, scrap paper, clay type thing. I like Maths too which is why I went into accounting. I loved solving problems and I was good at doing it.

2. If you didn’t have a job, how would you choose to fill those hours?
Reading and watching films and doing yoga and cooking and cleaning. Easy!!

3. What makes you forget about the world around you?
Reading a good novel and not watching the news. The news always has bad news and it freaks me out and makes me wonder why we live in this world. It feels like we are on a verge of a great apocalypse. Constantly. I think I would hate to be a newsreader.

4. What issues do you hold close to your heart?
Women’s rights and education especially for girls.

5. What kind of conversations do you have with your closest friends?
Talk about our kids, random jokes, keeping fit.

6. What is your bucket list?
Not sure what that is but for some reason it makes me think of a KFC bucket!
I just googled it. So it’s a list of things you want to do before you die. This isn’t a definitive list as it is the first time I’ve thought about a bucket list but for now, here it is:

1. Read all the goddamn books I keep buying before I die!
2. I’d love to do a 10k charity run for cancer as it has affected so many people I know. But actually run it and not walk it.
3. I’d love to experience a sun rise on a beautiful beach and also go stargazing.
4. Publish a book.
5. Go on a meditation retreat and/or a yoga retreat.

7. If you had a dream, could you make it happen?
I’d like to think I am but it keeps changing and I get side tracked with other things especially kids but that was part of my dream so I don’t know. I even got side tracked answering the question!

I’m not sure that by answering these questions, I’m going to find my life’s purpose but it’s interesting. While researching the bucket list, I found this quote:

Be the change you want to see in the world.    Mahatma Gandhi

Tooth Fairy

On Tuesday, my daughter had an assessment for the local private school and she got offered a place, at least verbally. We’re still waiting for all the paperwork to come through though. At least she’s got a school to go to in September, so that’s a relief. I think we’ve almost given up on the school appeal working.

Last night I asked my daughter what she wants to be when she grows up and she said Tooth Fairy! I’m so glad we’re paying for her education. Money well spent! Although she did say she wanted to be a teacher too and a tooth fairy at night. I suppose being a tooth fairy is quite expensive, regularly leaving a pound or more under a pillow. I’m not sure a teachers salary will be enough but she has to fund this hobby(?) somehow! I’m also not sure what she’s going to do with the collection of teeth she will have built up but I guess she hasn’t really thought that far ahead.

My mum lives in another town, about an hour away and last week, she was in a lot of pain with her stomach. So I suggested I could do distance healing Reiki on her, just to try and she agreed to it. After I did it, I called her up again and my mum was saying that the pain had gone down a lot. It was unbearable when she started but after the treatment she felt she could move around again. I was amazed as well. I did it again in the evening, before she went to sleep and the next day, she said she felt a lot better. I’m still a bit wary of it but I’m so glad it worked. Then again, my mum’s my biggest fan! Only child of a single parent and all that jazz!

My grandfather seems a lot better too. For as long as I can remember, he has done yoga. Even before he got really ill, he was doing yoga and the doctors have said that because of it, he is so strong and that he is making good recovery and that they can consider further surgery. It was nice talking to him this week. It always is good to talk to my grandfather. He’s quite inspiring but I might leave that for another blog. There’s always so much to think about after talking to him!

My quote for the week, based on my daughters career aspiration:
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

Friday Morning

This feels like a two week catch up. My daughter didn’t get the school we were hoping for. We’ve appealed but we’re not very optimistic so it looks like the private school is back on the table. I’ve been sitting here working out different plans on how we will fund this and for how long and whether we can do it for both girls or just one. What a nightmare! But as my husband said we are in the fortunate position where we have this choice. There are people around the world who would be grateful for any education and we’re being fussy about which school we want our daughter to go to!

My grand dad’s operation went well and he is making good recovery. My grand dad was bowel cancer and prostrate cancer. The prostrate cancer they are treating with medicine, the bowel cancer they removed as it was giving my grand dad a lot of pain. Unfortunately, the bowel cancer has spread into the liver. He is making good recovery and hopefully he will be out of pain soon but not sure if the cancer will get better. I’m practicing my Reiki on him. That’s all I have to help. I’m not 100% sure what happens next in terms of treatment.

Also, I need to do more about blogging. I don’t seem to be getting many readers to my blog, so I’ve looked into it and maybe from next week, I’ll join some more blogging communities and comment more, as a start.

Anyway, got a busy day so I’m off now.

Here’s my quote for the weekend and to keep myself positive about schools:

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