Posts in Life
Finally it's February!

I've never been a big fan of January 1st, I'm feeling much more love for today, the 1st of February.  There's less pressure.  We are both keeping our resolutions (so far) and perhaps we'll write about some of the things we resolved to do as the year goes on.  Unlike our first two Women in Progress of this year, Sidonie and Caroline, Laura and I kept January for ourselves to get over Christmas, rest, hibernate a little longer and just get back into the swing of things.  Finally, it's February!

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Woman in Progress Christmas Gift Guide: For Her

I'm one of those helpful people who say "I don't know, nothing really" when asked what I'd like for Christmas.  In case you have to buy for someone just as imaginative, here are our ideas.  Not a sponsor in sight (sigh) but still lots of lovely things to choose from. 

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Kindness

There are so many positive character traits to encourage and admire but I value kindness above them all.  Inspired by World Kindness Day, I thought I'd jot a few things down.  If nothing else, today is a prompt and a reminder to go out of your way to be extra kind for one day and see where it goes.

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Pandering a.k.a Picking my battles

When you have a small person who has particular (often irrational) requirements do you stand your ground and watch the situation unravel or pander: go with it whist silently rolling eyes, and save your energy for another time aka pick your battles?  Who cares what you call it, if the end result is the same, they are the same.

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Help - I'm at the wrong airport!

I woke from my nap up with the nauseating realisation that I was on the wrong bus to the wrong airport and helpless to do anything about it.  Still sleepy I heard in Danish "something-or-other to Billund?"  No.  Not Billund, Aarhus - I'm going to Aarhus!  Except I wasn't.  Idiot (*points finger at forehead with utter disdain).  Inside head swearing began - use your imagination. 

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What I did (vs. what I should have done)

This week, like many others, started with order, lists and beautifully written calendar entries.  Sadly, by about Wednesday, it didn't resemble anything but slight disappointment and scribble.  The rest of the week, forget it! I try hard but invariably end up with two lists – “to do” and “what I actually did”.

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Reasons to move to the country: #1 Mud glorious mud

This isn't meant to be an exhaustive, nor indeed serious, series on why anyone should move to the country.  And to be honest I could just as easily write one about why people shouldn't move to the country, but I have a blog to fill.  And so here we are.  Reasons to move to the country: #1 Mud glorious mud

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Slipping through my fingers all the time: my youngest is starting school soon

It’s just three months until my youngest starts school.  And only two weeks until her brothers are off on their school holidays.  At this point, the current set up, of Thursdays and Fridays being ‘just us’ will stop.  Forever.  One element which definitely exacerbates this whole sense of an emptier nest is the fact that I’m also not sure what I’ll do with my extra time once she is in school.  Having recently closed my business, I’m not sure really what I’m should do with myself.   What do I do?  

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5 ways I didn’t overcome my fear of flying.  And one way I did.

I flew for the first time in 3 years last week.  I've always been embarrassed about my fear of flying.  I've tried lots of different (expensive) methods of curing my fear of flying - hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, avoidance, and others.  And lots of cash later, I've finally found one which works for me.

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