Wake Up Call

I’m currently sitting on my 3 year old’s floor (she’s awake and has been for an hour) it’s 4.40am. I went to bed at 12.51am because I’m mad. I mean I really am mad, after the day I’ve had I should have gone to bed early, I should have listened to my friends and my […] Read more…

My Inner She-Ra

My Inner She-Ra

Today, I had to summon my inner She-Ra. I’ve been a bit fragile this week (for various boring reasons) and I could just feel that the slightest of niceties or nasties could have tipped me. And they have done both in equal measure and in that order. Yesterday I taught at the university (I lecture […] Read more…

Meet the Martyr

Meet The Martyr

Just a short post today because I am busy. Not too busy to write this post I should add – I have stayed on at work for 15 minutes peace. I’ve been teaching 20-somethings all day, repeating a tutorial on design using the rule of thirds and the pen tool to create a trend page […] Read more…

Approval Needed

Approval Needed

On Friday evening I ventured out, having left my Son screaming for Mummy. He was with his Dad and I didn’t feel guilty, I just felt fraught and that almost ruined my evening – it took me a good 40 minutes to wind down. Anyway, my friends had experienced a similar departure from their houses […] Read more…

Working space for Gold Time

Gold Time

Many years ago, when I was working as a Graphic Designer my bestest mentor, friend and boss, taught me the value of Gold Time and I still place as much value on it today. Gold Time is an unexpected window in your day. It is a cancelled appointment, a meeting that never is or an […] Read more…

Time blocking for busy schedules

Timeblocking

I have time blocked for most of my adult life albeit mostly in my head or in list form. My Dad is pretty similar to me in that he plans his day and I think this is how my schedule making started. I’m not talking just work here though. In my Dad’s case he goes […] Read more…

My Rosy Chaos

My Rosy Chaos

It’s Sunday morning. I’ve been up five times between 12am and 6am with two kids. It’s now 9.15am and my kids are still in their pyjamas. My 5yr old is on the PS4 playing Lego Jurassic World and my 3yr old is watching Peppa Pig on my iPhone. Read more…