home working set up, two monitors, laptop, printer, lots of mess, water bottle and jumper
Family, Self-care, Work

Dilemma Resolved

This is a work post. I don't post about work very much because, well, it's generally pretty boring to people outside of my domain. I mean, seriously, I work in software, duller than dull right? Most people think software development is as obscure and highly technical as chemistry (doh, PhD chemist here too, double trouble).… Continue reading Dilemma Resolved

Family, Home & Garden, Self-care, Writing

I ought to be…

I ought to be blogging but I'm playing Lego Star Wars I ought to be working but I'm doing the laundry I ought to be reading for my leadership training but I'm absorbed in detectives I ought to be running but I'm working through lunch time I ought to be making dinner but I'm hugging… Continue reading I ought to be…

Fitness, Self-care

Plank Challenge Time

I've come back from holiday (did I mention we went on holiday? we left the country and everything! I mighthavebeengoingon aboutthata bit, sorry) having eaten all the cheese and ice cream and chocolate. This means that running is hard again (because I only did a tiny bit while away, despite my best intentions) and my… Continue reading Plank Challenge Time

Self-care, Work

Love Thyself

This isn't going to become a regular thing, long-time readers have probably picked up that I (we) am (are) not religious in the slightest. That doesn't mean that I don't think the bible or any other religious text of any denomination or faith don't have value, truth, or wisdom. They absolutely do. So, here goes.… Continue reading Love Thyself

Fitness, Health, Self-care

5 Reasons not to go running

I recently wrote a post about 6 reasons to get into running. The lovely One Dot Short of a Smarties Box pointed out that I made it sound like "those of us in the latter category have some puzzling glitch that needs to be fixed". Sorry! So here's a list of reasons not to go… Continue reading 5 Reasons not to go running

home working set up, two monitors, laptop, printer, lots of mess, water bottle and jumper
Learning, Self-care, Work

Exciting and much scarier

Last year, I wrote a series of posts about an exciting and scary mentoring opportunity at work. That came to an end in February, eventually unproductive but very interesting. Then, just over a month ago, something much scarier happened. The beginning It started with an email from the HR training lead for Europe. Now, emails… Continue reading Exciting and much scarier

Fitness, Health, Self-care

RED 40: running for forty days

There's no hiding from it.... I'm 40 now. For what it's worth, I don't much care and I don't feel any different - what's all the fuss about? Why is thirty-nine one thing, and forty another? Given that a big party seemed unreasonable, foolish to plan in case of some disaster unthinkable in the before… Continue reading RED 40: running for forty days

Imperfect lupin with raindrops
Home & Garden, Self-care

Different is Beautiful

Some time ago I wrote a post about beautiful imperfections. Recently, my thoughts are travelling along a similar path. There are some fairly well-defined traditional ideas about what is beautiful: blondeness, being thin with big boobs, sunny days, lush green grass, orange sunsets, spotless cars, rhyming words, clear skin, a straight nose, big blossoming flowers,… Continue reading Different is Beautiful