Does your work life have an OFF switch?

Since I got into this whole working-for-myself lark, the line between work and leisure has got rather blurred. I now have the flexibility to, say, take Friday off to go and watch a horse show, then catch up with my invoicing on Saturday evening.  The thing that worries me is that when I send out … Continue reading Does your work life have an OFF switch?

why do brides say ‘I Do’ to the strapless meringue?

In the regional press round my way there have been a lot of fashion spreads recently about choosing the perfect wedding dress.  I’m not target audience, but it struck me that 80% of these dresses seem to fall into the ‘strapless meringue’ category. I’ve been wondering why otherwise sane and stylish women decide that this … Continue reading why do brides say ‘I Do’ to the strapless meringue?

Front of House (or Farm)

I’ve had some uni friends and their toddler staying for the weekend so we headed out to the local farm park today.  It was excellent – lots for little ones to see and do and the sun shone. What I really noticed at the farm was how professional everything was.  The staff were uniformed, name … Continue reading Front of House (or Farm)

Bikini bodies come at a price I’m not willing to pay

Regular readers will know that I have a real problem with how the media seems to believe women’s bodies should look (for details see here, here and here). The cover story in this week’s issue of Grazia magazine explains how you too could have the perfect bikini body of  41 year old Jennifer Aniston.  It … Continue reading Bikini bodies come at a price I’m not willing to pay

and the winner is…um…hang on…

via BBC News So, we had a general election in the UK yesterday, when the public decided that they couldn’t actually agree who should run the country.  Its now nearly 24 hours since the polls closed and we still don't know who's now in charge.  My friend Liz had this to say about it on facebook: … Continue reading and the winner is…um…hang on…

work/work balance

I’ve been thinking recently about balance.  My normal stance on this subject is about trying not to compromise too much in life generally and very big on achieving work/life balance (which I’ve blogged about before here and here).  I now find myself wondering how you can find balance in your job itself (whether or not you … Continue reading work/work balance