Balancing life in all its various shapes and forms


To trust or not to trust!

The gut feeling versus instinct debate rages on. After I published my last blog a friend sent me this. Her example was when, newly divorced, she bumped into her first love at her lawyer’s office. Her instinct screamed RUN but the lurch in her stomach and the butterflies took her back to that first kiss outside the local pub. Yes, they are both older, and in his case wider, but he still had that smile that turned her legs to jelly. Even after she heard herself agreeing to go f


Chatting to a friend of mine the other day about the consequences of the decisions we make. We had met for coffee in The Hyndland Fox for a catch up but since both of us have had to make pretty big decisions the chat soon turned philosophical. Our discussion centered around the consequences of making decisions, and how often we make a choice and “to hang with the outcome”. I think the perfect illustration happened the other day, I was unusually late because I had slept in (so

Day 52 : Yawn! ❤❤❤ 05/03/2017

5 am???? Seriously 5 am! My body clock has to be kidding me! It wasn’t even a turn over and go back to sleep awakening. No, it was a get up and get stuff done alarm and the worst part was my brain agreed with my body. They were. for once, in sync at 5 am. 5 am on a Sunday!!!!! Nothing for it but to get up, have a shower and find something to do quietly. I pulled out my to do list and by 7 am, I had started to build a new blog site, answered 13 emails, sorted and composed 10 T

Promises, Promises … Sunday

I made the mistake of reading back over some of my Blogs yesterday. Big mistake, mainly because I picked the wrong ones to read. I chose to read those full of promises and pacts with myself, 75% of which I didn’t keep or found some excuse to justify the break! We go out of our way to keep promises to others, cancelling nights out to go see family, leaving the pub because we promised we would be home early, why then is it much easier to break that promise to ourselves than it

Self Acceptance: Let the process begin

Talking about self acceptance this week, part of the process to get my head back into the right “exercise” space. To learn to see my perceived imperfections not as a fault but as a glorious work in progress is the goal, one weight at a time! #Fitness #Gym #Health #change #selfacceptance #goals

So this tennis thing … what is it all about ?

It is that time of year when walls over the world resound to the battering of tennis balls, yes folks Wimbledon is nearly here again! I remember the old wooden tennis racquet I had as a kid, that along with a rather worn tennis ball, got regularly battered against the wall outside our house. I always wanted to be Chris Evert, the baseline star who made it all look so effortless. That coupled with the regular trips to the council run courts with the droopy nets made us all thi

Time to reboot

To reboot or not that is often the question you ask yourself when your laptop decides it is tired and needs a wee break. How long do you leave it before you start swearing at the top of your voice and threaten to chuck it out the window ? How long before your fingers hover over the control alt delete and then go straight for the task manager with the words “take that internet, I am shutting you down” spat out of your mouth. Just like that naughty PC how often does our own ‘dr

Learning to be human tooooo !

So after all the trials and tribulations of the last week, a good old gym session was definitely in order, my emotions have been put through a major cardio session recently so it was time for the body to follow suit. Time to head to The Western Health and Racquets Club to waken up the muscles and annoy the limbs! After watching the likes of Jessica Ennis and co on the telly, I was sure I would be inspired to push myself even harder, go for gold, reach for the finish line and



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