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Benefits of an Assistant at Work

Wednesday, January 14, 2015      10 comments

My new Assistant is now in her second week and, although there is a lot to teach her (reckon 12 months till she is comfortable), I already feel that this could work well. Benefits : Whilst I am talking/training I am not grazing! I am t... Read more

A Busy 1st Week Off

Sunday, December 28, 2014      10 comments

The cold virus still prevails but it is not stopping me! Our first week has been busy but really enjoyable. Last Sunday we finally got the tree up and finished Christmassing the lounge. Monday saw us driving down to Brighton (about a ... Read more

Day 1 of 14 Days Off

Saturday, December 20, 2014      3 comments

So, we are now on two weeks off work and it is seriously needed. The last two days at work saw me so stressed that I had a permanent pounding in my ears. I'm already on a high dose of blood pressure tablets so it was not good news! Th... Read more

1st Aqua Fit Survived!!

Monday, December 08, 2014      10 comments

I am no water baby and, although I can swim, it is not my favourite pastime! I do however need to get back to doing some exercise and committed to going to Aqua fit tonight. Many evening classes I cannot attend as they start at 6pm locally... Read more

Aqua Fit - EeeeK!!

Thursday, December 04, 2014      4 comments

In the market town near to our village a fitness centre was opened a couple of years ago. To my shame I have not set foot in it ..... YET!! Today I have committed to an aqua fit class on Monday night. You have to book in and pay in advanc... Read more

Spoke Too Soon!!

Friday, November 21, 2014      3 comments

I was really pleased the other week when my new assistant started and it looked like my backlog was going to get hit and that some of the pressure was going to be taken away. After 7 days in the office she had an accident - at home and noth... Read more

Running For A Train!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      5 comments

Today I have been out of the office at a customer meeting. 3.5hrs travel each way and a 4hr meeting. I went with my boss and he needed to get back for a parents night at one of his kids school. After we left the meeting, we found we had... Read more

Baking For Relaxation

Sunday, November 16, 2014      3 comments

I know I need to do more on the relaxation front. After more than a year of serious stress to the edge of burnout, I am trying to claw things back and get me self back on track. Today, I am making a real effort and baking a cake that I kn... Read more

Making Progress

Thursday, November 13, 2014      6 comments

My new assistant is in her second week and I can see that progress is being made. She has taken on a couple of projects that are long overdue and they are no longer playing on my mind. There is still a large backlog of work but I at last feel... Read more

A Walk For The Papers

Saturday, November 08, 2014      5 comments

I am lucky to live in semi-rural village in central England. When the weather and time allows I like to walk for the daily paper. The round walk is 0.8 miles. This morning was dry, clear with a slight nip in the wind and scattered patches... Read more

The Wrong Shampoo!!

Friday, November 07, 2014      8 comments

A laugh for Friday. ... Read more

Slow Steps Forward

Wednesday, November 05, 2014      4 comments

I need to rest and relax : A couple of weeks ago I had my first reflexology session in over 5 years. I love this. It not only helps to centre my body but forces me to lay on a couch for an hour whilst being pampered. Next session is this Sat... Read more

What a Day!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014      10 comments

We are off work this week and have workmen in - ripping out and rebuilding the en-suite and also doing work in the main bathroom (re-tiling and making more functional). Today is day 3 of them working here. We are still washing out of a sink ... Read more

My First Meditation!

Saturday, October 18, 2014      5 comments

At the suggestion of a very good Spark friend (you know who you are xx) I downloaded a free version of a meditation app "Relax Lite". I've never meditated before. The closest I have been is tuning into to the mood music when having a massage.... Read more

A New Month

Wednesday, October 01, 2014      17 comments

I am my own worst enemy on many fronts and this I acknowledge. I am not Super Woman - although I have tried many times and failed! I cannot be out of the house for work 11-12hrs per day and then be a complete Domestic Goddess! Read more

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