Category Archives: Work-Life Balance

Still here

Hello. I am still here. My finger-nails are not and there are lots of sore bits around the edges where they were but I am still here. I guess I realised that while I was on here, I was thinking … Continue reading

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Rekindled

For the last 2.5 weeks I have been lying flat on my back in my lounge. For the last 2 of those 2.5 weeks I have been a disobedient patient and, instead of doing “nothing,” I set up a makeshift … Continue reading

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10 things to do lying down

When the doctor told me he had signed me off work for 4 weeks with no sitting, no driving and no lifting after an operation on a herniated spinal disk, I was horrified; one month out doesn’t fit in to … Continue reading

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This week ..

* This week a 25yr old colleague was killed in a tragic accident at work. The entire company is emotionally decimated. This week, my darling old man neighbour is lying in a hospital approx. 700 kms  away  with only a … Continue reading

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PC will not shut down after installing Trados Studio2009

This week’s IT challenge was to work out why I could no longer shut down the tower in my temp office in France. I  am still running Office2003 on XP here (and successfully I might add!) 1. I had just … Continue reading

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The Gallery – April

A railway carriage – you know, like in the olden days … a compartment set apart, with the blinds rolled half down. Through the narrow gap, you see ‘stuff’ flash by at speed. You have no idea what it is, … Continue reading

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Stay

Mummy, are you still cross? No Darling, I’m not. He looked at me for a long time and then said “I want to stay here with you this weekend”. I said, “What, even though I’m so grumpy and tired and … Continue reading

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The Anger Switch – on/off?

I have the temperamental gene (ha, what, really?!). I also have clinically diagnosed pms issues and this happy combination manages to turn me into a horrible bitchwomanfromhell for a few days a month every month. (I am aware of this … Continue reading

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The Flip-Side

A new day and a 5-minute addendum to yesterday’s post: I woke up to the sun. My world immediately feels more accessible when that happens. I have another personal mountain to climb today, but seeing blue sky and glinting fields … Continue reading

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Windows … Head … Find the link!

So the pre ‘last-dump-of-snow-which-surprises-everyone-in-April-every-year’ Spring has sprung here in Bavaria; The weekend topped 18 degrees, the snowdrops and crocuses are out … and, ahem, Twitter is full of the springclean hashtag. Don’t get me wrong, I love, love Twitter and … Continue reading

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