2014. I have my eye on you.

2014. I have my eye on you.

  Why hello. It’s been a while hasn’t it? I had the thought that I’d be back here sooner than this, but life got in the way. AGAIN. Although that’s not so much of an excuse as the truth. 2014 has been an incredible year so far and we are only 2 months in! We ended 2013 with a the Great Winter Holiday over Christmas and New Years that took us to Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Amsterdam and has seated itself in one of the best holidays that I have been on. Travelling with a baby is pretty hard, but by the end of that trip – I felt we were naturals. Of course, it also happened to be the time that Rehan cut his top TWO teeth and started crawling (on New Years Day!) which made things a little interesting, but we managed. I was hoping for snow, and that didn’t happen which was total bullshit. It was like MINUS degrees and there was no snow. WTF. I found comfort in many, many glasses of hot, spiced mulled wine and mugs of creamy hot chocolate and now have a cute little collection to take home. I also ate my weight in waffles dripped with Nutella, German weiners and frites which had my body crying out for GREEN by about Day 2. My little brother was visiting us from Australia at the time as well, after just finishing his high school exams (which as an aside – he is now 18!! How is that possible?) (Also – *I* was 18 when I met Evs! Looking back, it seems...
Why I’m leaving (and coming back again!) – Glowing Healthy Life

Why I’m leaving (and coming back again!) – Glowing Healthy Life

    No excuses. Just a short, simple explanation. I am incredibly busy. It’s the pointy end of the year (seriously – DECEMBER??!!) and I’ve had a fire lit under my ass. These days I am totally immersed in the creative process, thinking, dreaming, creating for my brand new business. For some reason I set myself the goal that it would be launched in the New Year and then the year crept up on me and I was left looking at the tail-end of November thinking “Oh shit.”. BUT. I have had a fire lit under my ass. And I am on a roll – dreaming big for myself and the women that I hope to inspire and empower. My website is being designed and developed. I’m working on one, no TWO projects that will see the light of day in the new year and the most surprising thing – getting myself out there. I’m not good at talking myself up. I tend to stand in the corner and pipe up quietly “Oh yes. Err, I do that. That’s me.” and hope that someone will notice me. It’s the way I lived my corporate life and you know they say hindsight is 20-20. It feels slightly uncomfortable, this self-promotion but I have had nothing but the sweetest experiences. And I’m doing it in a way that I feel good in. I know taking this leap as a entrepreneur is a huge step. I have the business training and soon will have the qualification for my business – but it’s nothing when it comes to actually doing it. Trusting my...
Weekend Reading #44

Weekend Reading #44

  source Happy Friday everyone! How was your week guys? It’s crazy how this week has flown. I looked up the other day from my table to realise we were in NOVEMBER. Um, how did that happen? The streets are filled with the setting up of Christmas lights and our little group of Aussies are making plans to hit the Christmas markets in Oxford and Bath sometime soon. There are plans of leaving the babies at home and finding some mulled wine. The air is definitely cold these days and I had to finally acknowledge that I could no longer wear my peeptoe brown leather flats because I was in danger of my toes falling off (Although I am pretty proud that I made it this far!). So, a pair of black leather boots were bought yesterday and I have my eye on a tan pair in the same style. This weekend looks like its going to be more shopping and Sunday lunch with the Aussie crew at a local pub. My studying is going well, but I have a little bit to catch up on as I try and juggle that with getting the biz sorted too. So much fun though. I have a million and one ideas and cannot wait to get them all started. If you feel like a good read sometime this weekend, here are my roundups for this week: I posted this link on my FB page, but I have to repost it – the 7 ridiculous restrictions on women’s rights around the world. Hahaha, SO funny –  Michael McIntyre is so right. People...
Rehan – SEVEN months old

Rehan – SEVEN months old

  Seven months old. More than half a year. That’s like eternity in baby years. I WAS meant to post this oh, about a month earlier but those semantics don’t matter. It’s been a few months since our last update – a whole four months. And in that time, our world has changed. You are no longer a newborn. As much as those first few months were challenging, I silently mourned the day when I realized you were no longer considered a new baby. You were, as the next size nappies and clothing told me, an “infant”. I wanted to do my monthly photo of you on the blanket but after trying to get you to lie still for a good fifteen minutes after you kept rolling away, I gave up. I think those photos are of the past now. (P.S. Aren’t baby shoes the CUTEST?!) Your dad told me despondently that you no longer had that “new baby” smell when he kissed the top of your head and it took me a moment to realize, that he was indeed right. I miss that smell. However, I am loving this age. I say that ALL THE TIME, but seriously – this has got to be my favourite. You are so incredibly happy and joyful and everything is funny to you. It makes us laugh when you spot something in the room and crinkle your nose and giggle at it. No idea what’s so funny, but it melts my heart to see you laugh. You have learnt to reach for us and both your dad and I love it when...
Weekend Reading #43

Weekend Reading #43

source Happy Friday everyone! It’s been a busy, busy week. Classes for my health coaching certification officially started and I. AM. LOVING. IT. I have already learnt so much and it’s only first week! After enrolling months ago, the start date seemed so far away and something so way, way into the future. Like this new chosen path of mine, it was something that because it WAS so far away – it didn’t feel REAL. BUT. Now the day is here and I have taken those first tentative steps. It’s been a productive week for me as well. The behind the scenes work for my new blog/website are finally getting some steam and it looks like I have nailed a designer/developer for it. She is awesome, a fellow Aussie and I cannot wait to start working with her to get this baby off the ground. (Remember, you can always sign up to my weekly newsletter for news of the new blog as well. It will be revealed there first! –> Sign Up!) (As an aside, that was a lot of ‘news’ in that last sentence. Carry on.) It may sound silly to you, but I believe more and more in this. It’s quite freaky how much it seems to make sense when things are going pear-shaped, but I do understand the sceptics out there. Trust me, the scientist in me hasn’t fully disappeared. The Mercury Retrograde in the last few weeks has definitely made itself known to me as well, with lots of creativity flowing and some really exciting things that I am literally jumping up and down in...