Three things that can empower women

On the eve of International Women’s Day, I wanted to take the time to reflect on the things that I think are important to empower women in 2015.  The first thing that strikes me when I think about empowerment is the struggle that women still face in male dominated workplaces.  For a female wanting to get promoted in this sort of environment, it really is a battle. I know, I checked.  The thing that I found difficult in that environment was that the men do tend to have a lot of solidarity. The higher management roles are predominantly held by men and they…

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Unexpected flying toast

You know those beautiful blog posts you read about how much of a blessing young children are and how people are doing the best for their bright, well behaved children?  This isn’t one of them. This is about real life.  This is about the minor things that go wrong every single day that make bringing up children a bit like swimming through treacle.  There are the normal things that you expect. Getting ready to go out, thinking for once that you’re going to be on time to a baby group. Then one dirty nappy, and a toddler needing the toilet…

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Our Thursday Photo #40

Ah 40 weeks. I knew there was something that rang a bell about that number. Apparently it’s how long a pregnancy is supposed to last. Not so for me, I was induced both times. So I should be able to tell you that Lia has now been out as long as she was in. But not just yet, give me another couple of weeks. But I’m not bitter.  So, Lia’s 40th week could only possibly be classed as busy. I’ve had quite a bit of work on for a while now, but this is the first time I’ve had so much on that…

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Review of Bluestone National Park Resort

As you may have noticed, since Monday we have been having the time of our lives at the Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire. Whilst I have updated you on our activities and adventures each day, I wanted to provide a full and thorough review now that we’re home.  I’ve broken it down into sections, so that if there is a particular thing that you are interested in, you can jump straight to it using the CTRL + F function on your browser. The sections are as follows:  Booking Arrival Accommodation Food and Drink Spa Activity Centre Blue Lagoon Children’s…

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Our Thursday Photo #35

I’ve just sat down to write this post and looked back at last week’s Thursday photo to check what number I was up to. I can’t believe my last Thursday photo was only a week ago, we’ve had so many adventures since then.  Today, we made the most of our last full day at Bluestone. We went swimming in the Blue Lagoon then headed over to the adventure centre for soft play before lunch. After lunch, hubby took Libby to toddler sensory while Lia had a nap. Toddler sensory was just Libby’s sort of thing, playing with gym equipment and…

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