April 2, 2018

I used to be great at holding all the Stuff in my head, but I’ve found the more I’m juggling the more organised I need to be. So here’s my ‘system’. It can look – and at times definitely feels like – high-level procrastination, but it’s saved me missing deadlines, resu...

October 20, 2014

The Mini-King gave me an order yesterday: “Mum, you just finish your work. Don’t worry about doing anything. You don’t even have to get out of your pyjamas.”

 
And who was I to argue? The Mini-King had decreed it to be so. I love that sweet, benevolent little dictator.

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January 30, 2014

That's what I feel like at the moment, as I type, arms outstretched, neck stiff, eyes staring forward.
 

The neck brace I'll be wearing for the next five weeks has robbed me of peripheral vision, and also the ability to look down easily. I eat with the plate pushed half...

December 31, 2013

Until now my New Year's resolution has been don't make New Year's resolutions.

Now I'm feeling the need to do so, and the resolution is... be more organised.

I generally consider myself a very organised person. As a journalist and subeditor deadlines were not, as some sa...

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