Category Archives: Relationships

How To Ensure Your Relationship Survives Your Retirement

Will your relationshiop survive retirement

Planning your retirement should cover all areas of your life.  We tend to think about our financial independence and how much we will need for a comfortable retirement.  However, little thought is put into our relationship with our partner and how it may be affected by retirement. We are generally healthier and living longer. Retirement, especially if you have retired… Read more »

Don’t leave important words unsaid

Life is short

I’ve taken this week’s #FridayReflections writing prompt to look at a photograph.  I had cause to look at some old photographs during the week and the memories came flooding back. We all make choices in our lives – some good and some not so good. When it comes down to it though, ‘Life is Short, there is no time to… Read more »

Why It Is Important To Have Time Away From The Kids

5 Ways to Nurture Your Relationship

You and your partner would love some ‘kids free’ time but feel guilty – Right? Well there is no reason to feel guilty about nurturing your relationship. Just because we have children doesn’t mean that if we want some time away from them, we don’t love them.  Remember the kids grow up and start to lead their own lives and… Read more »

Confessions of a Social Media Junky

I’m addicted! Ok, I’ve said – I’m addicted to Social Media. The Internet, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and the world of hashtags have become the ‘go to’ communication of choice in this hectic life we live. I have embraced them all (probably a little too enthusiastically at times – or so my children tell me!). I talk to my husband… Read more »

Texting Walking Lanes Arrive in Antwerp

Picture the scene, you are walking along the street and people are bumping into you (unless you sidestep them) because they are so busy texting on their mobile phones. We all know that there is the capacity for the mobile phone to become permanently attached to our hands and this is almost epidemic proportions.  I have to own up and… Read more »

Give Yourself a Break! Wonder Woman doesn’t exist in the real world

I was pondering what to write about this week when I came across a book in my office “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women” by Kristine Carlson.  I had been given this book a couple of years ago and had just flicked through it at the time because I was busy trying to be Wonder Woman! Oh yes we… Read more »

Why we need to be selfish – Sometimes

I know, we have all been taught to think of others and not to be selfish. Well I think it is time for someone to say that it is okay to be selfish SOMETIMES, and that person is me! Before you start jumping up and down and saying we need to be selfless and think of others – I totally agree!

All I want for Mother’s Day is……

 Another Mother’s Day and the age old question of ‘what do we buy for Mum?’ Retailers, are bombarding us with catalogues of gift ideas and children (& Dads) are trying to work out what to buy.  It is another stressful time filled with commercialism, another chore to be done, when it should just be about spending time with your Mum and… Read more »