Friday, 29 July 2011

Festive thoughts in the summer sun

I have had a whirl of a month business-wise with the annual spectacular that is Christmas in July. It's the time of year when PRs and their clients wow us with their wares for the coming festive season. Some events have been truly wow, whiles others - meh, not so much.

Monday, 18 July 2011

What's in a name - Harper Seven Beckham

There's been a lot of talk on Twitter these past few days about the Beckham's baby daughter and their choice of name for her.

One of the many tweets I have seen snottily said the name sounded liks a brand of toilet cleaner. On the contrary Harper is a lovely name and not strange at all to those of us with pre-teens into the Wizards of Waverley Place (Harper being one of the main characters in the show).

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Hooray for sports day!

There's been a bit of a historical moment in our house this week - my little girl came third in her sports day obstacle race and she enjoyed it! To explain, I hated sports day when I was a school and Dot is no different, in fact the morning of the event she was praying for rain with her friends in the school playground. She definitely gets it from me as her dad used to play schoolboy rugby for Essex.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Falling off my horse leaves me with more than one headache...

I fell off my horse - how stupid am I? I now have concussion, which has lasted for several days and though I thought it was going yesterday it's back today with a vengeance.

Yay, I thought yesterday afternoon as I got back to work and tidied the mess that is my office (file that under miscellaneous on the floor untidy). I made my arrangements for meetings in London today, printed out addresses, packed the A-Z, sorted out meeting a friend for coffee and today...

Well today I'm back to jelly legs and jelly head; I have slept most of the day, I feel constantly nauseous and walk like I'm at sea on a very wave-battered ship.

I love my horse dearly but I cannot afford such mega falls too often. Is it time to hang up my hat (which now needs replacing) or should I continue to ride, which also I love dearly? What is life if there's no challenge or excitement? Has anybody been in the same or a similar position and if so, what did you do?