Category Archives: writing

My new blog! And a give-away.

Hey everyone! I’ve started a new blog all about attaining Financial Independence and Retiring Early(er). I’ve been reading so many blogs about FI, investing, personal finance and the like, and there were a few things I kept noticing. Most of … Continue reading

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Perspective.

I had an interesting conversation today. I was talking with a friend over the phone. She was a tad hungover from a Christmas breakup the night before, while I was hiding from the hot day by staying inside, reading Tony … Continue reading

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I love this poem.

Forgetfulness.  By Billy Collins The name of the author is the first to go followed obediently by the title, the plot, the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel which suddenly becomes one you have never read, never even heard of, as … Continue reading

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Why are the holidays so short?

Even in the holidays I like a good English Teacher meme. The holidays are drawing to a close. Readers who’ve been with me for a while will know that I’m usually torn between a feeling of mourning, mixed with frenetic … Continue reading

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Just popping in briefly…

Busy busy busy. But I HAD to post a link to a blog which I’ve been reading for a while and then got to see in person. Hang on… I’ll back up a bit. The blog is called Bek’s Backyard … Continue reading

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Here was my FB status from yesterday.

Just got an iphone. Thought the nice man in the shop turned the autocorrect off as I requested but clearly not. I sent a text to a new customer about the thermomix demo we went to on Friday. The phone … Continue reading

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Fabulous letter.

Have a read of this! It’s on a fabulous site Called Letters of Note. You can waste a lot of time here. (Ask me how I know…)

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Administrivia

Just a quick post to say that I’m changing the way I write my sons’ names. At the moments, with Tom1, David2 etc it sounds as if they’re all toddlers. It explains why people think it’s amazing that I get … Continue reading

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I just asked myself the question…

…. what can I get done over the last week of holidays? It’s an intriguing thought…

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Tom1 discovered Queen’s ‘A Night At The Opera’ and was playing a song from it when I came home a couple of days ago. “I haven’t heard this for ages”, I said, and I started to sing along. “Do you … Continue reading

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