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Balancing life in all its various shapes and forms


Instinct is illogical!

Oooh potentially contentious blog! “Instinct is illogical” comes from an acquaintance of mine who reads my blogs. K is a maths/science teacher who bases her whole life on the formulas and theories she teaches. There is not a situation in K’s existence that has not being calculated and nothing is ever left to chance. I should say that I am not writing anything she would not say herself. Where most of us would make matter of the heart decisions with our emotions, K is “cold, lo

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

Motivation versus Compassion, Boxing in Pink Gloves!

I woke up in the middle of the night after the strangest dream. I was in a boxing ring fighting myself but my opponent was about three stone lighter, had no wobbly bits and looked like she had never had to use extra strength anti wrinkle cream. We never actually landed any punches but just danced around a lot and ducked and dived. We both had on black outfits,she in the tight vest and lycra leggings and me in my baggy black sweats on.  We both had on a pair of bright pink box

”Bridget” Gym’s Diary

Over the next fourteen days, starting from Monday 26th May 2014, I am going to keep a ”diary” in the Bridget Jones style but with a difference.  I am going to record what I eat, drink, exercise and what kind of day it has been. My professional life will not be included but the everything else, within reason, will. The format will be along the lines of the below but may change if I feel it is right to do so … Awake at Breakfast Snack Lunch Snack Evening Today’s highs Today’s l

The M Word : the honest Blog!

This is the only Blog where I will use the word menopause, I decided to write this as honestly as I can for two reasons. One, to sort my head out and accept what is going on, and two to try to find the balance again. Wikepedia defines it as … Menopause is the cessation of a woman’s reproductive ability, the opposite of menarche. Menopause is usually a natural change; it typically occurs in women in midlife, during their late 40s or early 50s, signaling the end of the fertile

Raindrops, Butch, Sundance and the Gym!

Yep! Yet another random title for a blog, let me explain! It all started when I was walking down to the Gym at Western Health and Racquets Club on Hyndland Road. It had been a morning of really drizzly rain and I had already been soaked twice so when my IPod shuffled itself to Walking on Sunshine, I was about to hurl it into the middle of Great Western Road. The gym was very quiet so I had my pick of the machines. I started off with some loud AC/DC on the cross trainer for ab

Those M words! Change! An ending or a new beginning?

Have you ever noticed how many problems we ladies have to deal with that all begin with or feature a word beginning with M. Some we face every month, others rear their heads now again and we are forced to face. In this past month alone I have listened to … Men One friends whose marriage ended and another whose boyfriend ditched her for another woman half her age. Both have replaced the men in their lives with three others, Mr Cadbury and those good ol boys Ben and Jerry! Mont

Every day I am happy for …

Still going after 21 days! Sometimes it is difficult but so far I am managing to find one thing every day, some days even two or three #Women #Happiness #Scotland #Happy #life #Thankful #Glasgow

Strength and Characters : Strong Woman? She is you!

So a strong woman, who is she? What does she look like? What makes her who she is? I asked the question and the answers, and images, I got back were wide and varied. “Someone who knows who she and is not afraid to be it”. “A woman who has the strength to be herself” “A woman who can hold her own with dignity when she gets that condescending get back to the kitchen sink look” “A woman who can wear her trainers with a dress and still be taken seriously in a meeting” It would se

Strength and Characters : C’s Story

One of the qualities that many of you seem to admire in your definition of a strong woman is self-confidence. That ability that some women have to appear to sail through difficult situations in life and come out with their confidence intact. It is a tough quality to have, to be able to totally believe in your own abilities and roll with the punches, sometimes literally. However all too often that outer belief can hide and inner, well hidden struggle. The names in the followin

Strength and Characters : Aunty Betty

If I asked you to define what makes a strong woman, what would you say? What image pops into your mind? Given that the dictionary definition of the adjective is “having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks” for most us I guess an athlete or a sportswoman is the obvious choice but not for me. Perhaps it is Ms Pankhurst, with her drive to ensure that women were treated equally Or maybe it is an image of a women carrying water for miles on

Favourite Quotes

“It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. … I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remembe


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