Five free ways to entertain your children this holiday

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

New Year Resolutions for the lazy

New Year Resolutions for the mentally and physically lazy – little effort required. 1. Always refill the ice ...

Christmas is hailed by many as being the most wonderful time of the year, one where dreams come true and magic is the ...

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 ...

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 ...