The positives of commuting (by train)

As a long time commuter, I know it’s easy to dwell on the negatives of commuting: the cost, the time, the delays, the horror of being rammed next to a stranger closer than you get to most relatives… I will openly admit that the one thing I really wish I could change about my job is my commute. But…it’s not all bad. Since returning from Maternity Leave I’ve reached a new level of commute-appreciation. So next time you feel anger

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6 ways to look after yourself when you have a baby

Whilst it might seem as though I have sufficient time since I am on maternity leave, in fact these days I struggle to get much done on some days. Looking after a small person is time-consuming on a good day; Throw in a bout of illness or a bad temper and even grabbing a drink can be tough. I doubt as a mother I am alone in sometimes finding it hard to get time for myself. There is always something

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Rarely reading and too much telly

On Friday I finished reading The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton – hurrah! It was a really good book and I thoroughly enjoyed it so the “hurrah” isn’t because the material was in any way a challenge to read. The “hurrah” is because I started that book about the second or third week after H was born, so it has taken me three months to finish. That’s right, three months. As a commuter I was a big reader. From my years

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¡Cuidado libro Español, voy a leerte!

I have been a bit slack at working on my Spanish over the last, erm, few years. It’s something which I know I can call on if I need to but, frankly, it has got a bit more rusty than I am happy about. I feel very fortunate to be able to speak a second language to a level of moderate fluency and always feel guilty for not given it the attention I feel it deserves. Before Christmas I pulled

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eBooks – are they all they’re cracked up to be?!

I was reading an article by Lucy Mangan in Stylist yesterday about e-readers and, well, her general distain for them. Now, I shall not reply the article in detail, but she makes a couple of points which made my ponder over my own relationship with my Kindle: e-readers do not allow you to connect with a book in the way you do with a physical copy, recalling happy memories at a mere glance; A physical book will not break or

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Blog Post 07-07-2011

It has been some time since I blogged for the simple reason that whilst I have had so much going on in my head, I have not actually known what to say when I sat down to type.  I think it must be a typical human condition that sometimes your head can overthink.  It isn’t helped when often a lot of what you are thinking about cannot really be blogged, or isn’t really an interesting blogging topic.  I have been

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Blog Post 23-01-2011

I’m not even 30 yet but I can no longer handle nights out at all!  We met our sisters in town last night for dinner and drinks.  By 10:30pm, I was yawning away.  Albeit i had been awake since 6:45 because of rowing, but still, we had enjoyed a few cocktails which usually wake one up with the sugar and alcohol content!  Anyway, we were in bed by 12:30am (we stayed at some special hotel for Sam’s work it town!)

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Blog Post 21-03-2010

Goodness, it’s been over a week since my last blog! After a period of diligent entries I have slipped back in to bad habits.  Truth be told, I was going to were last night but sorting out my finances took longer than I thought (it always does) and I needed to have a shower.  It has been an eventful week though following from a good day at 8s head.  I think I mentioned ny eclair in the last entry so

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Blog Post 03-03-2010

I am such a simple person; the smallest and simplest things can put me in a good mood. Currently these small things are 1. The new, free, “To Do” list app for my iPhone which allows me to categorise my to-dos in to 3 genres, apply priorities and give completion dates. 2. The fact I checked off all of my To-Dos which had a completion date of last night. 3. That I still have over 20 mins of train journey

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Blog Post 10-02-2010

There are some books which I could just read again and again and again.  I Don’t know if everyone has this ( I feel they must) but there are just some books which I just really connect with, for different reasons; the kind of books I pull off the shelf when I need something to really suit my mood.  The list is actually quite short, but varied.  I shall elaborate below: 1. The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger): this has

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (3 & 0). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. 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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