The funeral was yesterday. The sun shone brightly, putting Wiltshire’s landscape in sharp relief with the overexposed colours of autumn.
In the morning I had discovered that waterproof mascara works on eyelashes already wet with tears.
In the last post > Read more
I haven’t written here for quite a while. It’s a blog about work life balance so I suppose that a death is a good reason to pick up and write a post again.
My goddaughter lost her father, Christopher, three > Read more
In the US there is a test called the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) which some kids prepare for by buckling down on vocabulary and math studies. Here in the UK there is the 11+ for children who are changing > Read more
The main sector I have worked in for more than twenty years is fashion. Branding, graphic and digital design, helping people start and grow their businesses – lots of fun and creative work. On a personal level, I am interested > Read more
Two whole weeks free with nothing planned: perfect! I can finally catch up on my photo organisation, ancestry research, house tidying, the next category of KonMari, cleaning out the art cupboard and the kids’ school drawers, writing posts > Read more
The kids got their own email addresses this week. This follows the 9-year-old asking for a domain, lookdasame.com, for his birthday. How 2015! We set up the domain together and I put up a basic site with an animated > Read more
I don’t have time for that. I’m so busy. Flat out. Back to back. Chokka.
Or: If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.
Time management is an art. Maybe it’s an art and a science! > Read more
Now Head of Marketing at Huawei USA, Nanjing-born Yanyan Ji was previously Head of Marketing Planning and Strategy at Nokia and was Director of Global Brands at Qualcomm. She has also founded her own brand of childrenswear and curated > Read more
There is no epiphany today. Just a morning walk with Sunny and the kids. It was meant to kick off at 8am but due to motherly sleepy-headedness ended up starting around 10am after a late wake-up and breakfast at home. > Read more
Over the past few weeks we’ve been holding our quarterly team reviews at Grain Creative. Though the channels of communication are always open at Grain, it’s good to take the time to focus on each person and make sure > Read more