A designer body equals a creative mind

I think there is a saying that says a healthy body equals a healthy mind? . . . .  and this is the design version . . . a designer body equals a creative mind . . . .

In the good old days when I was young, free and single (ish but living with my now husband – before we got married), I was a real morning person . . . .

I used to get up at 5.15am to make pack lunches for work before my husband left for a 6am shift . . .
. . and was often bright and breezy enought to do some housework before my own work day started.

But that was 20 years ago.

As a graphic designer then whatever shape I am in, surely my body qualifies as a designer body?
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Treat Yourself – it’s International Women’s Day

As a woman it’s kind of nice to think that there is an international women’s day to recognise how special we women are, however . . . . .

. . . . considering the fact that this just leaves men as our opposite . . . . it’s also kind of a shame that there was any necessity to create an international women’s day at all.

International women’s day has been around for 107 years. . . . as a way to highlight the plight of women . . . and focus campaigns to improve the quality of life and equality of women in society.

The fact that women are STILL not equal across a male dominated society it shameful.

. . . . that they have to have an international women’s day to try and promote their achievements / expose their plights and fight for their right (to party)

If men were not so sexist and had not looked down on “the little woman” as being insignificant . . . . or incompetent . . .

. . . . as a creature they could mis-treat . . . ignore . . . patronise . . .(add your own male prejudiced experience here).

. . . . Maybe there would be no need for an international women’s day. . . . but then . . .
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My Top 3 for London Stress Free

It was my husbands birthday at the weekend and he decided that he would like to have a “day out in London” . . . .

To be honest when he suggested it (via email from work just 3 days beforehand)  my first reaction was a bit negative . . . .

. . . .Recollection of a cold windy day . . . .wandering around London . . . lots of walking on unfamiliar streets . . . .

. . . trusting a man who has a much better sense of direction than me. . . but getting a bit fed up none the less.

. . . and that was our last trip – a weekend away about 11 years ago, during March 2005. . . . .  pre-kids. . . but not really London stress free.

Maybe we could do better this time . . . .
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It’s time to break the rules

Happy 2016!

I hope you had a great time . . . Christmas Rules in our house . . . and this year was no exception.

I just had a quick read of my first blog for 2015, and I am pleased to say that this Christmas has been as successful than the last one. . . .

 . . .

the childhood appreciation stakes have definitely remained strong, maybe as they get older my boys understand how much things cost. . . .
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ooh . . .13 Reasons for a happy breath!

Today’s blog is a bit late. . . . although I imagine you never really noticed. . . . I seem to have a few things that have had to be prioritised . . .

BUT
Just for a change, even though it did all get a bit stressful for a while. . . things are coming together nicely . . .

I can now relax and look forward to Christmas.

1. (. . . . ooh keep calm and take a happy breath!)

design your own keep calm poster
design your own keep calm poster

(design your own keep calm poster here.)

It’s that time of year when you have to try and fit Christmas into your normal schedule. . . and I have had so many things to do of late.

Last Friday, I had to forego the Lichfield Rugby Club breakfast meeting  . . . . . .
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Would you go back to the future?

What is tomorrow? . . . Wednesday? . . . yes . . .  October 21st. . . yes . . . 2015. . . .

Oh but its so much more than that. . . because exactly 30 years ago tomorrow a young man called Marty McFly travelled 30 years in order to sort out the terrible mess his kids were making with their lives.

Tomorrow is “Back to the future day” . . . I pricked my ears up when I first heard that because the back to he future series are my favourite films of all time. . .

. . . and in my opinion. . . The back to the future series are still one of the best series of films ever! – even my husband likes watching them and he’s not really a sci-fi fan. . . . and my boys enjoy them too.

Seems plenty of people agree with me too . . as this text from wikepedia proves:
June 2008 the American Film Institute’s special AFI’s 10 Top 10 designated the film as the 10th-best film in the science fiction genre. Continue reading