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How to get back to sleep

Published: June 12, 2022

Do you wake up in the night and struggle to get back to sleep? I’ve struggled with that for a long time. Lately, I’ve been doing a bit better and am feeling a lot healthier as a result. I know that what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for others, but I thought I’d…

Family holiday fun: Google maps picture competition

Published: October 20, 2021

During our family holiday, we like to compete with each other to get the most-viewed picture on Google Maps. Did you know you can add pictures from your phone to Google maps? From the Google Maps app you click on “contribute” and then “add a photo”. Enter the place your picture depicts. Once it’s uploaded,…

Family adventure – Nottingham escape rooms

Last updated: October 27, 2021

For autumn half term 2021, we’ve planned an adventure and I’m blogging the trip here. Our starting point is to visit the UK city with the most highly rated escape rooms, which happens to be Nottingham. After that, we’ll spin ourĀ TripRandomiser. Day 1: Beckenham to Nottingham The first leg of our train journey took us…

School uniform and road safety – part 2

Published: September 25, 2021

This is an update to my original post on school uniform and road safety. After hearing from a parent in another part of the country who had found my page useful and is complaining to her local school, I’ve decided that it’s time to restart my campaign which I had begun before COVID. I am…

Update to my Notion template for creating a database of plants

Published: August 24, 2021

This is an update to my original article about my plants database. Since I first created a database of the plants in my garden and house, I’ve been experimenting with different ways of using it and have added some new features. As my database template is available for others to use, I’m providing this update…

Interview questions for policy roles

Last updated: August 24, 2021

Are you applying for a policy-related job? Feeling anxious about whether you’ll have the right answers to the interview questions? Worried your mind will go blank at a crucial moment? In my pre-motherhood years, I attended lots of interviews for policy roles. I always worried that I wouldn’t be able to think of the right…

Community and opportunity for new mothers in Beckenham

Last updated: August 8, 2021

Given my maternity-related roles, I’m often asked by friends and neighbours about where new mothers can get support locally. I tell them about two places where mothers can not only turn for support, but also find community and opportunity. I know there are many support options available but these are two that I know about…