Thursday, 28 June 2012

Work life

Over the past few days I've really been struggling, I've felt so tired and can't get seem to concentrate on anything.  I'm blaming this crazy weather we have been having, it's funny we always seem to blame the weather here in Britain.  Last week I was fairly creative though and managed a few layouts, I drew inspiration from Shimelle and based some of the layouts she created for NSD 2012.  The photo quality isn't great but you get the idea.

This one is my favourite, I love the typewriter book plate that I purchased from Broadway last week.  The photo was taken before I went to London with the school back in May to see Matilda, which by the way was fantastic.  I felt that I needed to document my working life before having Charlotte and that I gave up my career to have her, which was the best decision of my life, and I don't regret it one bit.  Whilst writing the journalling it made me realise that maybe I would like to go back to work (part time - I would still want to be around for Charlotte) and that it would be a shame to let all that experience and knowledge go to waste.  This will soon be possible as Les will be retiring in September. The only drawback is that I've had nearly 8 years off and my confidence levels are pretty low (lets face it you don't need much confidence as a stay at home mum!). Also who would take me on, 8 years is a long time and the way the econmic climate is would anyone take the risk in employing me.  Lots to think about - but one things for sure I don't want to be a dinner lady for the rest of my days, some of my colleagues have been doing the same job for over 20 years, I just can't see myself being there that long.  Not that there is anything wrong with being a dinner lady, I work with a lovely bunch of ladies who are all very kind and a real laugh and they help to keep me sane.

Right I'd better run, thanks for listening to me moan on.



  1. Fab LO's, especially love the first one. Big step going back to work, you'll be fine once you get back into and you've got be positive, show those employers that they need you. Deb xxx

  2. So glad you had a good time at Matilda.Work/mum balance can be a scary thing :(