Time for a new look

My website as 12 years old and started out as some (now I’ve concluded) monstrous pink and purple creation with very limited content. It’s purpose was for me to learn to code. I developed it and grew it and changed to a more retina-friendly colour theme along the way. I moved to WordPress and relished the opportunity to build my own theme. Then I started to write more and share more. Overtime, my blog became more about the content than the

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Tales of Little Z – 1, 2 & 3 months

HappyZ

Wow, Little Z, when I decided to start your development log with an update covering the first 3 months in one entry, I was sure it would be ages until I actually had to sit and write it. Yet here we are – you are three months old. Three. Months. Where on earth did that time go? And yet I cannot imagine not seeing your smiling little face everyday now. Whilst I was never one to say our family was

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The reality of being a working mum – 10 months in

It’s been over 10 months now since I went back to work after my maternity leave ended. 10 months! Longer than I was pregnant with Little H. Only 3 months short of how long I was off work. By the time Christmas Day arrives, it will have been over two years since I bid everyone farewell and hobbled off to prepare myself for becoming a mum. In January my baby will turn 2! I’ll be honest, I’m in a state

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My Top 10 Online Reads #4

Welcome to my monthly feature in which I share some of my favourite online articles for the month. I read a lot of blog posts and articles online and whilst I share a lot of them through tweets, it’s easy to miss them and hard to come back to them at another time. This is a list of my top ten reads for the month, a mixture of formal news articles and blog posts. Enjoy!

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My Top 10 Online Reads #3

Welcome to my monthly feature in which I share some of my favourite online articles for the month. I read a lot of blog posts and articles online and whilst I share a lot of them through tweets, it’s easy to miss them and hard to come back to them at another time. This is a list of my top ten reads for the month, a mixture of formal news articles and blog posts. (Like last month, there are actually

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What Mini H did – 18 months

HDoingAClip

So many bloggers I follow do monthly updates on what their kids are doing. When I read them, I always reflect back to what H was doing at that same age. It has made me regret not capturing her achievements here; Since my blog is first and foremost a place for me to record life, it would be nice to have something to re-read in the years to come. Embracing the motto “Better late than never.” I’ve decided to start

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Do you really “work in tech”?

I bought a copy of November’s Marie Claire the other day for a bit of light reading. It happened to be the edition which included their bi-annual Marie Claire @ Work feature and it had a few articles on the topic of ‘tech’ at work. Working in that area I was obviously interested but the first article I found really rubbed me up the wrong way. It was a feature on Sophia Amoruso who founded Nasty Gal clothing; The headline

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Trying not to be a goal driven parent

I think it’s human nature to be competitive and to compare yourself against others. I know that I thrive on competition – sometimes with others, usually with myself; I continually need to have goals and targets to meet or to better. I’ve mentioned previously that I’ve struggled not having the clear goals a working environment brings during my maternity leave year. As the year has progressed and H has developed and grown, it would be incredibly easy to latch on

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Playing the waiting game

I’m sure people who know me will laugh when I say that I am generally quite a patient person. But in all seriousness when I have a plan / a schedule / an approach then I will happily wait until the appropriate time comes. However, when I don’t know what’s going on then I get a bit on-edge and my patience does dwindle a bit. I find myself in that position right now because Mini Watling could arrive at any

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Mobile blog site…it was going so well…

…and then I had to figure out how to use jQuery mobile collapsable menus and it all became too much. It have been putting off finishing off my mobile website because I knew the blog aspect, integrating with WordPress, was going to be more effort than the rest of the site. I have been putting it off for so long, almost 4 months have passed since I first put some of my mobile code live. Today I decided to spend

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (4 & 1). I'm a Gardener, am houseplant obsessed and addicted to tea. By day I work in tech and also look after my littles. 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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