Finding calm in the chaos

Gourmet Burget Kitch - a review

Gourmet Burger Kitchen – Review

Just before half term, we were invited along to the opening of the Gourmet Burger Kitchen in Maidstone. Now, for those of you not familiar with the joys of Gourmet Burger Kitchen (from now one referred to as GBK), let me introduce you. “Back in 2001, three Kiwi guys including...

Win a chance to get organised with Kuradocs

I am really excited to share with you a great new resource for families.  I will add a disclaimer straight away to say I was provided with a year’s license for this when the software was in the development stages.  I have since been provided with a further license to...

Practising What I Preach (aka time to get my sh*t together)

This blog is called Chaos in Kent for a very good reason.  I’m not sure I ever had a plan, not really.  There may have been months of goal setting and strategy talking but no real action.  That’s my problem.  I know I am not practising what I preach to...

Being a Northerner Down South

As you will know, if you follow me on Twitter, I am originally from the North West of England – Haydock, to be precise.  Haydock as in the race course – that seems to be how I describe Haydock to anyone down South.  I am a Northerner living down South....

You’re just lazy

This was something a friend said to me. Recently. Well, actually, she didn’t. Not in real life. But in a dream I had, she sat opposite me and said these very words. You’re just lazy. Although it was a dream, albeit a very vivid one, it hit a nerve. The...

Drawing a line under January

Have you ever had one of those months? The ones when everything seems to go tits up pear-shaped and even though you say “well things cannot get any worse”, they somehow do? The type of month when your good intentions of getting organized, writing more blog posts and getting ahead...

Favourite Books – Suggestions for Christmas

As Christmas approaches and we wonder what to buy that important lady in our life, I wanted to share with you some books I have loved over the last few years.  Books guaranteed to encourage, inspire and motivate. These books all made an impact on me and if you have...

Find out about the Evolution of McDonald’s

I get quite a few invites through the work I do and the blog.  I have had drinks on the Terrace at the House of Lords, I have attended the Houses of Parliament for Select Committee hearings, been a key speaker in front of thousands of people and spent evenings in...