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.
Whilst I am talking/training I am not grazing!
I am t... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!