Consciously thought about your personal values lately?

I’ve made it through workshop two of ‘Springboard’ and my bra is still in tact! I even managed to do my homework and it wasn’t at the back of the bus! At the end of workshop one, we were all encouraged to set a goal to be achieved by the next workshop. Something small. I…

I’m an Unplugger – My year of change

I’ve been back from my thing in a field for almost a fortnight now. That thing I spent all year looking forward to. It was ok. Going again? Yeah… I might! Shut the front door! Of course I’m going again. It’s my ‘thing’ now. Comms Unplugged is my THING! I blogged earlier this summer about…

There was no bra burning. Phew!

I first heard of ‘Springboard‘ when a female leader who’d come through the ranks in a time and organisation ruled and driven by men, introduced it into my workplace. This was about 16 years ago and I clearly remember thinking at the time that it wasn’t for me, because I had no desire to burn…

Lessons from our 1,100 mile adventure

We’ve been home from our epic adventure for a few days now and mountains of washing aside, it was a fantastic experience and probably a highlight of our family life to-date. Why? Because we’re still talking to each other. Because ‘Dolly’ (the van) made it without a hitch; and, because unlike other holidays where I…

Who stole my sleeps?

Before 73 days ago I set up a JustGiving page and launched my countdown (in sleeps, obvs… the grown up way to measure time!) to the Great Scottish Swim. This morning I’ve woken up in a beautiful campsite a pebble’s throw from Loch Lomond, with airplane-tum and a dizziness behind my eyes. I can’t work…

Cheerleaders, clear values and post-it notes. Boom!

Every ‘A level’ results day I get rumblings of the green-eyed unicorn (not as mean as the monster!). Yes, I don’t know what’s on those little slips of paper those kids are collecting (or do they come by email now?). But, I know they have choices before them – SO many choices! I collected my…

‘Me’ time. Weirdo… maybe!

I’ve woken up with a view of the sea, hearing nothing but the sound of waves and in last night’s clothes*. I didn’t get lost on the way home after a crazy night on the pop – I’m having some ‘me’ time! I’m parked overlooking my favourite spot in the whole wild (<<< I know…

Review: Terrific ‘Trevayne’

When it comes to camping locally, we’ve become creatures of habit; if the sun is shining over Newgale, that’s where we head. But, once or twice a year, as a wider group of friends, we’ll head off for an adult-only weekend break and will book into a hotel or B&B somewhere (treat bach!). So, this…

The GREAT outdoors

I’m back from another fantastic weekend exploring the mighty west Wales coast and, my sand-matted hair, slightly sunburnt shoulders and sense of contentment in my tum are screaming… “Being outdoors is GREAT!” It hasn’t always been that way though. As a kid I used to really enjoy going out to play in the woods near…

My happy day: June 26th

I struggle to remember the day before yesterday. I can read a book and really enjoy it, but don’t ask me to tell you what happened! Films, well, totally useless – I envy (those really annoying) people who can quote films word for word. But experiences… Give me experiences and I’ll tell you what I…