Work for all

Since I started working from home, I have been passionate about the entitlement of everyone to work in a job that they enjoy, and that fits in with their lifestyle.  For the majority of people, a nine to five job works just fine. For some of us though, office work just doesn’t fit with our skill set, lifestyle, family requirements or enjoyment of work. That’s where specialist job websites come in. There are a variety of websites that publish opportunities in specialist areas, such as the list of construction jobs uk provided by City Calling, where project work as well as long…

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Moving on

Eleven years ago next week, I bought the house that we still live in now. I was only 23 and it’s a big house, so when I first moved in I was rattling around in here on my own. Several house mates, three dogs, three cats, two children and a husband later and we’re finally considering moving on.  The house itself is ideal for our family, and the garden is slowly shaping up to be just the way we want it. The location is lovely, we have a fabulous view of the hills and our neighbours are all lovely. My…

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A healthy lifestyle

We have always tried to lead a relatively healthy lifestyle, but for me this has gone out of the window somewhat since having Lia. I still manage to exercise every now and then, but she’s not at a point where I can get out regularly for a run at the moment. That’s why I jumped at the chance to try out a nice, simple blood pressure monitor, the Ozeri Cardio Tech Pro Series BP5K Digital Blood Pressure Monitor with Voice-Guided Operation & Intelligent Hypertension Indicator. When I was pregnant, I had my blood pressure taken regularly, but I haven’t had it…

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Our Thursday Photo #8

Incredibly, Lia will be 2 months old next week. The past few weeks have gone incredibly quickly. I’m just starting my new job, Libby is rapidly recovering from her eye operation (today was the last day of eye drops) and Lia is growing incredibly quickly. So much so that we are now putting her in the baby bouncer. She is great at holding her head up now, and loves the bouncer because it allows her to stand up and look around. Lia has got to the age where she wants to know what’s going on, and loves watching Libby. They even…

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We’re all going on a summer holiday…

Ok, so maybe it will be more of an autumn holiday by the time we get around to it, but it’s no less exciting! A few months ago, we had pretty much ruled out going away this year, with me being on maternity leave with no job to go back to. We are also still paying off debts dating back to holidays that we had pre-children (irresponsible I know, but well worth it! ), so holidays this year were out.    In a remarkable turn of events though (a new job for me and a PPI claim for hubby), a…

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Our Thursday photo #7

Well you see it’s like this… It’s not so much that I forgot to post our Thursday photo yesterday, more that I had absolutely no idea it was Thursday! Well anyway, this one makes up for it, it’s a corker! For the first time ever I’ve managed to get both girls smiling at the same time! We’ve had a great week this week, topped off by the fact that Libby has finally decided it’s time to start using the potty. Hopefully I won’t have to buy any more cloth nappies, what we’ve got would be fine for just Lia with…

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A new start

Before having Libby, I had spent nearly 10 years working in the legal profession in various guises. I loved the work and there was never any question of me doing anything other than going straight back to the same job after having Libby. Three months after giving birth, that’s exactly what happened. What I didn’t factor in was the fact that I’d be up at 5 am to feed her, leave the house at 6.30 am and be home around 6 pm. I also didn’t take into account how much I’d miss her, or how trivial work would seem when…

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