Now, ‘Return to Work’ used to be an interview I did with each colleague after a period of absence, to make sure they were fit to return to work and that there were no underlying problems. If only my ‘Return to Work’ were so straightforward. I had NO IDEA how difficult it would be to return to […]Read More Return to Work
I think I’m ready to go back to work…or at least do some kind of work. I never planned to be a SAHM, it’s just kind of how it went, and I’ve done it for 2 ½ years now. I think I’ve had enough. I’m a bit bored. I’m not really a Mumsy-Mum. I miss […]Read More What About ME?
So, we know women get routinely discriminated against. Because they have no penis. Obviously, that organ is also necessary to get paid more too. Because you can’t think properly unless you have a winky (though, arguably, winky’s have possibly been responsible for some of the worst thought-out ideas ever). I’ve gotten side-tracked already. I had […]Read More That Time I Got Discriminated Against
This week I become a non-person. The Big Little Man goes back to school. The Little Little Man will still be at home with me, but come the 21st September, I will not be joining my fellow Access classmates by starting university. I know, I’ve told you the whole dry rot saga. My dreams have […]Read More Non-Person
We have gone from the income of two full time workers, to one. I can’t quite say it’s been split in half because I earnt a bit less than my husband, but it’s still significant. Any house with two full-time working parents will tell you that it is a balancing act unknown even to the […]Read More Living on a Budget: Less Money & Happier
I’d be surprised if anyone hasn’t encountered a Bully. Whether directly, or witnessed someone else being victimised. I was accused of being a bully at work. To say it made me furious is an understatement; the accusation was made by someone who had left my store on rather bad terms and was speaking on behalf […]Read More Work Bullies
Now, I have made rather a large hullabaloo (love that word) about giving up work, doing an Access course and returning to university in September, in order to achieve the lifestyle that I want for myself and my family. Hmmm. But what happens when your lovely turn of the century house becomes riddled with dry-bloody-rot? (Incidentally, I’ve now […]Read More When Life (in this case, mushrooms) gets in the way of Plans