How Not to Do Halloween – Seven Top Tips for Adults

Here’s how not to do Halloween for grown ups. 1.Don’t invite your recently widowed friend to a full-on hard-core ...

Five free ways to entertain your children this holiday

School holidays are expensive – even if you’re not heading off for a week in the Canaries. The expense is ...

I missed my own anniversary.  My business anniversary that is; my wedding anniversary is seared into my brain like a ...

Can Grief be Good?

A Facebook post that struck a chord with me recently was one written by a friend that began “Today, I ...

Why Christmas Cards Matter

It was always Aunty Janet who was first. Sometimes the card would arrive at the end of November; spaced out letters ...

How do you respond to war?

Here’s a brief summary of the wars and terrorist attacks I can recall in my lifetime so far, and what I did as ...

Don’t go changing – a parenting challenge

This summer has been a good one for our family, but it has come with a little bit of melancholy as I realise how ...

Six things I’ve learnt about working from home

I’ve been working from home full-time now for close to four years.  It’s a luxury when you’re normally ...

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

This year, I will have known my husband for twenty years – half of my life.  This has caused me to reflect on ...

Reasons to be Cheerful | Back to school

Well, that’s Christmas over and done with and we’re all getting back into the groove of the school run ...