Springing into action – turning forty.

Spring is trying to take hold here on the South Coast of England.  The weather is like my mood – often sunny and bright but with the tendency to fluctuate back to the occasional  short lived, chilly spell.  The blossom is coming out and the sea looks blue again and next month I will be… Continue reading Springing into action – turning forty.

fitness · kindle · Lifestyle · piano · reading · stress relief · Women

Five  ways to enjoy winter…..inspired by the Danes.

Christmas has been and gone and our New Year’s resolutions are blowing away with the ever increasing breeze.  Yet shorts and T-shirts are still an age away.  So, how are we going to get through the next couple of months?  By taking a leaf from the Danes book of Hygge.  We will be fine.  Not… Continue reading Five  ways to enjoy winter…..inspired by the Danes.

Childless · Disney · Lifestyle · roller coasters · seaworld · stress relief · theme park · Women

Coping with the ups and downs…

Roller coasters are good for you.  I decided this a while ago on a ten day holiday I was lucky enough to go on to Orlando, with my husband and his two boys, aged 13 and 17.  As we whizzed round on Manta at Seaworld, whilst trying not to scream obscenities, I came to the… Continue reading Coping with the ups and downs…

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Work and the need to nurture.

I have been in the Ambulance Service for 12 years now.  Having done a stint on a normal front line ambulance for a few years attending emergency calls, I now work on my own on a rapid response car.  This brings with it obvious stresses and strains.  I have been sworn at and attacked by… Continue reading Work and the need to nurture.

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Piano, parents and promises.

Today finds me looking back on a wonderful weekend with that feeling of ‘did that really happen?  Did we actually get to do that?’ This weekend I went to an event that you could say is one of the key elements that defines who I am.  As a child I played an old, wooden upright… Continue reading Piano, parents and promises.