The extraordinary ordinary

There’s a scene at the end of About Time, one of my favourite movies of all time, where they talk about the extraordinary ordinary, and I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. About the many moments and days where nothing special happens, and that in itself is special.

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Busy vs. overwhelmed

I’ve been thinking a lot about busyness lately. Aren’t we all just insatiably busy? When did this happen? When will it stop?

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Dealing with the news

It seems that this is the week of ostrich confessions! My approach to the news is generally very simple: I ignore it. If there’s something I need to know, Mark will fill me in (he reads BBC News on his phone all day and night, it seems). But I try to stay out of it as much as I can. This week, that’s been impossible.

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Life insurance (adulting hard!)

I don’t know about you, but I’ve perfected the art of being an ostrich when it comes to things that feel too grown-up for me. I mean, I have two young children and a successful freelance business and two bonds and all that jazz, but life insurance? Eek! That all changed this week…

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Great money advice (for real people)

I’ve just come across this amazing series of money advice articles and have to share them – they’re funny (believe it or not!), extremely practical, and very thought-provoking…

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A diabetic day

Considering I live with Type 1 diabetes every day, it’s quite surprising that each day isn’t a diabetic day. But it isn’t – I count myself as a ‘lucky diabetic’ in that most days, diabetes doesn’t stop me from doing anything. It doesn’t get in the way of real life. But once or twice a year, I have a diabetic day. Monday was one of those days.

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Practising presence

Presence. It’s such a buzzword these days, isn’t it? But I think if we do it right, it’s really, really powerful.

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A daily meditation practice

The rumours are true… Meditating every day really does make your life better. But only, I think, if you’ve got the right method / class / app. Luckily, I’ve found it and I am telling everyone I know about it.
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The sweetest moments of the day

I have a One Line A Day diary that I started when Arty was born: a space to write a line that encapsulates that day or helps me remember something special. Lately, there have been too many moments of sweetness to choose from.

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A year since the worst week of my life

There is something in me that needs to commemorate dates – sweet dates like half birthdays and first meetings, and sad dates like today’s: 30th March, a year since I had emergency surgery and lived through one of the worst weeks of my life.

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