Month: September 2015

What’s new at Crabtree Cottage?

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Hello and welcome to anyone who joined me recently, I’ve been swamped with work related tasks and while it’s time consuming it pays the bills and sure isn’t it fantastic that my hours are increasing? Wouldn’t I be singing a different tune if they were being cut? It just means what time I have left is divided between family, house keeping and friends. Past times  are not getting a look in at all lately and I’m […]

Another World

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I have the privilege of working with people who I probably wouldn’t have the opportunity to chat with in everyday life. On a personal level I have benefited greatly from these working relationships and I am constantly learning about myself and the world around me. Today I learned that it is a special day within the Muslim calendar year. A day that would be similar to our Christmas. A day when family get dressed up and come […]

A change is as good as a rest!

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It’s been a while. Who knew back to school and work would result in no time for writing! As for stoicism, well it has taken a back seat of late. Self control has completely vacated the building however I’ve managed to hang on to letting go what is beyond my control. I made a little promise to myself that I would be up at 7 every morning to see the change in the season as […]

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Time

The transition from lazy, relaxed holiday season to busy, hectic come on I’m going now whether you are in the car or not school season has gone surprisingly smoothly here at Crabtree Cottage. The teen has settled back into the early mornings and organising her time so homework is done while vlog watching and music listening can’t be compromised because we all know how detrimental to future life those things are. The nearly teen is […]

September Fatigue!

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I have September fatigue already. This is not a teary eyed post about the first day of school, I promise. My two are long past their first day at school. I am tired of the back to school posts, advertisements and memes that are rejoicing in the school’s reopening after the summer holidays. you know the ones, they tell you how great it is to be getting rid of the kids for most of the […]