The work on my book The Seven Components of Self-Care continues. I am loving writing it and am excited (read: also mildly terrified) at the thought of getting it out there in the world. The book expands on the series of blog posts I wrote and includes tips and case studies and all the good stuff people said they wanted when they filled in my survey (more of that in a moment).… View Post

Welcome to another Thankful Thursday. This week, I have enjoyed… Reading This excellent post on the Tories’ latest idiotic education pronouncment. Writing My book. (Eeeek.) Eating My own bodyweight in little Lindt chocolate rabbits. Watching Back in Time for Dinner. Such a a great programme about how society and technology and food have changed since 1950 and how they have all affected each other. If you’ve missed it, it’s definitely worth iPlayering.… View Post

Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you’re able to find some time today for self-care, even if that means locking yourself in the bathroom with a handful of mini eggs and singing ‘Thine Be The Glory’ at full volume to drown out the sound of squabbling siblings. (Don’t say you’ve never been there.) Aaaaand… breathe. Here is Joanna’s Lego Easter. It was inspired by this video, currently doing the rounds on… View Post

The WASO theme this week is chocolate recipes, and here is one of my favourites. This is my default birthday cake recipe and is always a winner. It’s easy, uncomplicated and looks fun. It also disappears very quickly. Here goes… Ingredients 3 eggs 175g margarine 175g caster sugar 150g self-raising flour ½ tsp baking powder 3 tbsp cocoa powder Topping 200ml double cream 100g milk chocolate 100g dark chocolate M&Ms Method… View Post

Welcome to another Thankful Thursday. Sorry today’s post is later than usual. We’ve just got back from Legoland. We’re all exhausted. This week, I have enjoyed… Reading Lots of good blogs. Like this one. Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin. Publishing ebooks For Dummies by Ali Luke. Hebrews. More responses to my self-care survey. (I’d still love another 30, so please keep sharing the link…) Writing One-page profiles of the girls for school.… View Post