A Quiet Celebration

Yesterday I celebrated eight months since my husband told me he was leaving. Whoa there. Celebrate?? WTF?? I didn’t think that would ever be a sentence I would say. But now – well, somehow ‘celebrate’ feels like the right word. It wasn’t a champagne and party popper sort of celebration – just a quiet acknowledgement…

People All Over the World

37 – my blog has been read in 37 different countries. Isn’t that just amazing?? Mostly it’s read by people in English-speaking countries – the UK of course, followed by the US, Australia, Canada and South Africa. But also Spain, Germany, Sweden, Poland, the Czech Republic, Singapore, Brazil, India. And lots more. I’m seriously chuffed…

What a Way to Make a Living

I’ve been at my new job a month now, designing kitchens for a well-known DIY store. I feel like I’m back in the game. I took my eye off the ball for a while there, getting myself into a situation where my only income was the business I ran with my husband (you know, the…

Playing Out

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. And it doesn’t do a lot for Jill either. So yesterday, I played. Well, first of all I had to do sensible things like shopping and putting a load of washing in and feeding the cat. But then I played. I took myself off to…

We Should Get Out More – 8 tips for going solo

I don’t generally give advice on this blog – much more often it’s a case of me showing you where things have gone awry for me and letting you draw your own conclusions. Remember this? Getting There. And this? Technical Difficulties But something I know a lot about is going places on my own. I…