Sunday, January 25, 2015

Dairy free cakes baked at home

My pre-teen has nut and dairy allergy but she loves cakes.

We stopped buying cakes a long time ago. frown emoticon

Then something amazing happened, she took it on herself to learn to bake. She is now making the most amazing cakes without butter, chocolate or cream. They are moist, fluffy and delicious.




Saturday, January 24, 2015

Because I said so

Teen this morning told me a friend from her school, A, 16, is going to have an arranged marriage when she turns 18 and A has no problem with that.
That started it ...
"You know if I ever marry it won't be an arranged one?", she said looking angry.
"Of course darling, I know", I answered and continued, "but if you happen to bump into someone accidentally who happen to be everything you look for in a man then you won't have a problem marrying him, would you?".
"Oh my god, is it like that film where the mum find the girl a boy", she literally shrieked.
To annoy her ever more I with my most innocent smile said, "Yes, baby that is what I am talking about"

Saturday, January 10, 2015

New Directions

How do you change your career direction in your 40's?

I don't know but I am about to try.  You will need a clear direction, determination, confidence and support from family. I was told I have to be like a dog with a bone to get what I want.  This is the year to see if I am that dog !!!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Rainbow reminder


This is where I worked until last week.  I took this photo as I was leaving work couple of months ago to get the beautiful rainbow.  Now it is the only photo of the place I worked.  


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year resolutions or not


I remember making a resolution this time last year.  It was not to have any resolutions. Now looking back I can see this was the only time in my life I had no goals for the whole year. I am sitting here on the last day of the year and I don't have anything to look back on...and I don't like it.

I love lists; I go to shop with a shopping list, I make a list of things to do around the house, and if I have my way even my cat will have a list.  I now know I love new year resolutions.  They give my life a purpose.  I like looking back on New Year's eve to tick the boxes and feel like I achieved almost everything I set out from the 1st day.

So I will make my resolutions and will add to it with glee on the first week of 2015 as I have done in previous years.  The only difference will be I won't feel guilty about the length of my list.  I will enjoy making and adding to my list.  I will have one for this blog, to keep writing at least once a week and to take photos add to my blog.

2014 - a good bye

2014


So here I am on the the last day of 2014 - will I be sad to say good bye?.......  I don't think so

There was the bucket challenge, there was the new job, there was the end of a contract and for the first time in my life the threat of redundancy.  As I am sitting here no one had come forward to take on the company that went to administration on Christmas eve.

When I started my job with City Link in February 2014, it was only for a short time, or I thought. Now looking back I can see I took it for granted, the job was paying my bills and I got too lazy to find another.  I would have never met the people I work with anywhere.  That must be  my redemption.  I got to know their problems and my own seemed small in comparison.

I had seen many new faces coming in for training and many old ones leaving.  Some I was glad were leaving some I was worried about and some I knew would find their feet sooner rather than later.

Today as I drove to work to see them for the very last time, I had mixed feeling will I cry? will I be angry? will I pose for pictures? By the time I got there only a handful left and they had cried all their tears and their eyes were red but dry.  A child came in to with her dad to say good bye to us and found the empty seats too scary and was not sure if she wanted to stay.  I couldn't blame her, I was feeling the same.

I have their email addresses, will we keep in touch?  I should hope so.

...................my sincere wishes for all of us for the new year is for some good news on the job front.

Friday, February 7, 2014

My review of the book "Rocking your Role" by Jenny Garrett - week one

I was given this book as a gift by a good friend.

I read the blurb at the back, turned few pages to give a cursory glance and put it at back of the bookcase.  Yesterday,  as I was leaving my house to sit for an hour waiting for my children, I looked for a book to ease my boredom...... This book caught my attention.

At the waiting room I opened up the book and started reading.  I have read a lot of self help books in my time.  Not all of them worked for me but some clearly did and this one I can definitely say is one I like to put in the later group.

It has a 12 week Action and Reflection cycle. I am only on the first week of workout. 

I will let you know how I get on.


In the mean time, this website http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15903624-rocking-your-role
will give you a clue as to what I am about to find out !!!