What to wear, what to wear?

Hi, A long time ago, on a computer somewhere far, far, away I signed up to a retailer’s feedback forum. Surveys and questions come and go with fairly long gaps – not that I mind, I’d rather have something interesting, than noise – and one popped up recently that piqued my interest. Oh, and not to be Mistress of the Obvious, clearly it’s a retailer for women’s clothes. 😉 If you’d like to play along at home, here’s the questions to cut & paste later on: What would you like to feel when you’re getting dressed to go out? Does getting dressed form a key part of the night? Are there any pressures when dressing up? What do you do […]

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When little things add up and it all goes well

Hi, I’ve a couple of reasons to have a spring in my step as the working week closes. Well, other I’m not at work. 🙂 Firstly, Little Miss will be another year older and she grows cooler, smarter, and a little more deadly every day. She certainly doesn’t take any crap, and she’s kept her caring side. This will be her last year of primary school too. As with Wee Man, I’m proud of who she is and the choices she makes. So other things? By some luck I found a gap in the calendar to do a spot of needlecraft during the week. It came about as it would be easier to stay at home for an hour, with […]

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Work, doubt, and clothing confidence

Hi, Another working week out of the way and we’re into the weekend! It’s been an odd one for me given the amount of time out of the office. I’ve been working, just not at my desk. Thing is, there’s this little twinge of guilt that I just can’t seem to shake. The feeling that if I’m travelling from A to B, I’m not actually doing something. I get this sometimes when I’m working outside of the office. Maybe I’m coaching someone, or (hopefully) helping a team of people organise a project, or train them in the Tech Du Jour. The worry, if I had to give it a name, comes around like a lazy comet. I look at the […]

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The Good Day

Hi, I don’t know if the planets aligned or it was just a series of very fortunate events, but today was completely spot on. Earlier the Ever Lovely Mrs J had suggested we both take a day off together. Like I need much encouragement to take a day off! 🙂 As Jimmy Cliff crooned through his exit from the dark, I thought just how good things had gone. We dropped the kids off at their respective schools and headed into town together. There was much laughter, bright sunshine, and that cheery upbeat mood you get when enjoying time off. Mrs J had her hair done (looks fab, BTW), I had a run back to the car (who forgot the wallet?), we […]

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Greener grass

Hi, Ah, the long Easter weekend is upon us. Let’s hear it for bank holiday breaks and two weeks off with the kids. Well, not that I’m off for two weeks; chance would be a fine thing 😉 Antisocial Media It’s been an odd week in that last Friday I took the decision to remove Facebook from my smartphone. The allegations around data use by various third parties have been rumbling for a while, but I think it was that Friday when something finally clicked in my head. Wittier folk may like to think that someone clicked the ‘dislike’ button, but I’m not sure I’ve the energy for that gag. 😉 So, why the change? Now, I’m a social creature […]

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