Slow living – how it’s helped me do less to accomplish more

Over three years ago now, I read about a concept called ‘Slow Parenting’ – a topic which I researched quite a lot and wrote a blog post about at the time. The premise is about not feeling the need to over-schedule our children and give them time to just ‘be’. It’s something that has stayed with me ever since then and an approach I have become more and more converted to since becoming a mother for a second time. With

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Not on a School Night

We spent the bank holiday weekend visiting a friend in Paris. Yesterday, we went for afternoon tea at another friend’s. But about 7:30, the friend we were staying with started to get a bit restless. Shortly after, we bid our farewells and headed home. Whilst walking back, she explained that even when she has the Monday off, she feels restless when she is out on a Sunday evening. I found this interesting to both hear and observe because I am

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Year Of Calm meet Steering The Double

Tonight was my first outing in the double with Lou since, ooh, errr, about October. So, much time has passed since I have been in a boat that small, let alone been responsible for steering it! As I am fairly sure I mentioned in blog posts earlier in the year, 2012 is the year I am trying to make myself calmer. This basically means that when a situation is angsty or stressful, I just take a deep breath and get

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The calm with no storm, oh and a trip to Parliament

My 2012 plan of staying calm is going well. This has been a trying week I will not lie. However, I have not fallen off the wagon – there was just a slight low-pressure front which caused me to wobble a bit 😉 However, I have been remembering to call upon my trusty iPod and cheery tunage to perk me up if I reach a tense point. My current ‘top’ motivational tune is Domino by Jessie J, amongst other things.

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About Me

Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (4 & 1). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I'm trying to get our family to live a more sustainable life. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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