• What Next?

    What next?….. well, that’s a massive question and one that I have to work out sooner rather than later, but I’m trying not to make any knee-jerk reactions, which is easier said than done! I have already given this so much thought and my theory is to gain as much insight into the various options available before making any more decisions and in the meantime just enjoy life! Part of this next stage of my journey is to ask questions of myself, one of them being, what kind of parent would I want to be. For all of you that are already parents, this may be something that you’ve never had to consider.…

  • Lives cut short…..

    I was ready to post about my next steps but woke up to the awful news of the terrorist attack in Manchester, and my little life suddenly seems so insignificant! To write about decisions about my next steps seems so wrong, when those caught up in the awful events last night, now have no next steps to take. It reminds us to be thankful for what we have, to love every minute of life, even the tough bits, as someone out there whatever their circumstances might not have those opportunities. As I said at my 40th party, some people might ask why would I bother celebrating birthdays when I get to…

  • Do opposites attract?

    Do Opposites Really Attract? I’ve always wondered whether this is, as people say the winning formula for a successful relationship, or does it cause more problems than actually producing happy long-term relationships? When I was in my 20’s I thought the guy I was meant to be with was someone with a similar personality and possibly background, but as I look around at the majority of my friends and family’s relationships I realise my thoughts have shifted so much since then. Most of my friends’ partners have opposite strengths and weaknesses, either in terms of practical abilities or personality traits. This seems to make them stronger as individuals and certainly gives the impression…