Contactless pay is shaping the way we buy goods. An amazing piece of technology that allows us to pay for our shopping, without having to remember pin numbers or like the old days – sign slips! We flash our compatible card at the compatible reader and boom – transaction complete.
I finally starting wrapping all the Christmas gifts yesterday whilst doing the whole playing festive song thing. The girls were with their dad for the day and it was an ideal time to crack on with the various outstanding deadlines I needed to deal with.
As a single working mum to three year old twins, I’m not going to lie – it can get tough at times but I have nothing to moan about – I am so blessed to be in the situation I am in. Despite being separated from the girls dad, we still have a great amicable relationship which enables us to remain a unit for the girls sake. First world problems and all that – putting things into perspective is so important, especially with all the devastation happening in Aleppo right now.
I started my blog nearly 3 years ago with no intention other than to use it for therapy whilst I rode the PND waves after having the twins. Social media has played a huge part in my recovery and it also played a huge part in my relapse. I guess it’s about knowing when to duck in and out of it to maintain a level head. But I find for me, it has to boarder on the darkness before I act. It’s a hard one to measure because I don’t forecast it happening at any one given time but I do avoid “trigger” posts as best a possible.
Getting Ready for the Christmas Party with Laura Ashley
The Christmas party season is upon us and one of the things I enjoy the most, is getting ready. There is an air of excitement getting dressed up; sipping on the champers and sticking on a bit of lippy with the Frank Sinatra Christmas songs playing.
I can’t begin to tell you how pleased I am to feature Rod from Modern Dad Pages on my blog; he is a great blogger and such a supportive friend. Rod lives in Canada with his family but his readership spans globally with a heavy UK based readership.
It would be totally rude not do to a Christmas one of these. It’s been rather Christmassy over on the blog as I love this time of year. Having said that, this year will be a tough one for us as a family as my grandma won’t be with us; but she will be in spirit. She’s been on my mind a lot again and I do find it a struggle at times. She loved Christmas so much and all the wonderful songs and us being all together. So for anyone missing a loved one right now, sending you love and strength this Christmas.
Last week all seems like a blur, it was a busy weekend from doing the Green People Instagram takeover and our magical day at Lapland UK.
Here is My Gratitude List #2 if you we’re interested to read and this is what I was grateful for last week.
NB: Sorry about the narcissistic selfie image – it’s the only one I could find until I sort my headers out for the series – bit of a slack Alice.