Category: Achieving Happiness

Caravan inspiration

We were supposed to get the keys this Friday to our new “tin hut” – I love that name Kathleen – but because we wanted a pitch nearer to a parking space, we have to wait another week. So I am keeping myself busy by looking through pin after pin on...

Join us for a walk down the beach

I love the beach, I may have mentioned it once or twice. On Friday we had to call into the new caravan park to sort out insurance and decided to have a walk down the beach along the beach wall. To get to a sandy beach is a 5 min drive...

Scratching my itchy feet

Oh the excitement of a fun filled new project.  I think we all need a new focus at times to lift us up and get us motivated again. For the last 12 months, I have been in a strange place emotionally.  I couldn’t put my finger on what was wrong....

Just Say Thank You

Just say “Thank You”

Why can we not just say thank you and move on?  This is something I have been thinking about for some time.  I like to give compliments but I am useless at receiving them. Why are compliments hard to accept? These are actual compliments I have given in the last few...

When did you last treat yourself?

When did you last treat yourself?

As we get ever nearer to the end of another school year, I am already thinking about the holidays and what that means to us. The summer holiday will involve lots of “Mum, can I?”,  “Mum, please”, followed by “Mum, it’s not fair” and let’s throw in more than a few “Mum,...

Morning Pages - can they really make a difference

Morning Pages – can they really make a difference

A while ago, I heard about Morning Pages but to be honest, they just seemed like a task I could do without.  They appeared to be a different way of journalling and although I usually jump on anything to help me with my own growth, I decided to pass on...

Choosing Myself

Choosing Myself and Saying No

It’s been a strange few months here in Chaos in Kent.  A few months where I have realised that choosing myself does not necessarily have to be selfish.  Choosing Myself is essential if I want to have a life worth living. Choosing Myself: I made the decision last month to...

What if your value was based on how kind you are?

What if your value was based on how kind you are?

What if, tomorrow, your value was based on how kind you are? We live in a materialistic world.  A world where people are famous for being famous.  A world where we, and our children, are constantly exposed to images of perfection, only achievable at a cost.  A world where people...

Creative

Finding my creative mojo

One of my goals for this year was to find my creative mojo. I had lost it. I was writing regularly for various blogs, but this is usually based on special needs so it felt more like work and reporting than being creative. I was feeling lost, I knew there...