Those of you that know me well or read my blog regularly will no doubt know that I suffer with OCD. It’s not something which I talk about regularly but it’s a part of my life which I deal with on a daily basis both in and out of the house. As you can imagine I like to keep things fairly organised and clean even when I happen to have a fractured elbow and be wearing a sling, I’ll still push myself to vacuum, polish and generally spruce up the house otherwise I simply cannot rest or relax.
I’ve never particularly enjoyed cleaning, it’s just something that like everybody else I have to do except in my case I feel a compulsion to carry out each and every day to an extreme level, this can be quite tiresome and time-consuming.…
I would like to begin this post by wishing you all a Happy New Year. The #LivingArrows linky is something which I joined almost two years ago now and have continued to take part in on a weekly basis. This project originally took its name from a Kahil Gibran poem “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” and the point of this project is quite simply to celebrate childhood.
Each week (on a Monday) I share one or two pictures of our little ones taken throughout the week, this has proved to be a fantastic way in which to capture memories and to keep a record of our children over time.…
Happy New Year and all that malarkey, here’s hoping that 2018 will be a healthy, wealthy and wonderful year for us all.
Sod making ‘New Years Resolutions’, I never stick to them anyway! Instead I have opted to write a ‘Bucket list’ filled with a range of goals, wishes and aspirations for the year ahead. I highly doubt that I’ll achieve all of these but it would be nice to tick off at least ten items (which there are a fair few to choose from) from my list.
Should you fancy having a read through my list of hopes, dreams and aspirations for 2018 then please go ahead but in William Butler Yeat’s words “Tread softly because you tread on my dreams”.…
Back in December last year I wrote a bucket list for 2017, at the time I wished to complete at least six of the action points listed whereas upon reflection I have found that I somehow managed to achieve almost ten out of the fifteen points listed which is pretty damn good going!
Here’s last years list should you fancy having a read. I have colour coded all the things which I managed to make happen as purple and the stuff which I am yet to do as red.
Get a new job (one which pays well per hour and allows me to work more sociable hours).…
Life is a funny old thing ain’t it? We are all equal yet view things entirely differently. Whilst some people would suggest a glass to be half full others may claim it to be half empty… It depends on your outlook as to how you view the World.
Over the years I’ve learnt to see things a little differently, I no longer look straight before me as I realise now that I failed to notice the smaller things; the details in the distance, the shiny stuff in the background and the surprises in my periphery. These days I try to look at things from a new perspective, absorbing all angles whilst appreciating the bigger picture.…