The home office
May25

The home office

I’ve been working at home on my own for over four years now and can honestly say it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. Lots of people who work at home have a dedicated office space (or office corner!), but I’m a bit of a fidget, so the location of my home office varies depending on: my mood, the light, the temperature, the device I need to be using etc etc… The closest thing I have to a home office...

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Working at home and the art of keeping warm
Mar27

Working at home and the art of keeping warm

I have worked at home on my own for four years now (I know – where did that time go?) and for the entire time I have struggled with keeping warm. I am cold for eight or nine months of the year. You may be surprised at just how cold a house can be in May or September. I wear a long sleeved T-shirt under a short sleeved one and try to keep it tucked in (I hate that cold bit of back!). I’ve tried wearing two hoodies or one...

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Project 365 2018 Week 6
Feb10

Project 365 2018 Week 6

It’s been a really tough week, overshadowed by the death of Eric, our beloved guinea pig. Here’s our week in pictures…   Day 35 – Sunday 4th February – I’d been worrying about Eric for about a week and feeding him in the kitchen. After eating well for a few days, he’d stopped eating, so I took him to the vet. I was given the devastating news that he was very poorly and would need to be...

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Work at home or work in an office – what’s easier?!
Sep20

Work at home or work in an office – what’s easier?!

I’ve been working at home for myself for three and a half years and I have to say I love it. I love being able to take the kids (well, just one kid now) to school and pick them (him) up again. I love that I can go to sports days or assemblies if I need to. I love that I can sometimes even take a sneaky day off. By comparison, work in an office was pretty full-on. I had to be out of the house earlier, I worked all day, then I...

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The doorbell
Jun21

The doorbell

In the two and a bit years that I’ve been working at home I’ve realised the doorbell rings an awful lot in the daytime. Sometimes, they use the knocker too. Just in case I’m deaf. Well, I soon will be if they bang the flipping knocker as hard as that. All those important people I would have missed if I was sat in an office working. Except I wouldn’t have missed them. Because they’re not important....

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