By Nickie O'Hara on Thursday, June 30, 2011
By Nickie O'Hara on Monday, June 27, 2011
By Nickie O'Hara on Sunday, June 26, 2011
Sophie King opened her workshop by asking a room full of bloggers what made them different; what their niche was, or their reason for blogging. Little Miss Gobby here immediately put up her hand and said
"Yes, I became a grandmother at the age of thirty six..."There was a glimmer of disgust in her eyes. She composed herself and asked,
"So what is your blog name?"
By Nickie O'Hara on Friday, June 24, 2011
Tomorrow I shall be heading to London to
By Nickie O'Hara on Wednesday, June 22, 2011
By Nickie O'Hara on Monday, June 20, 2011
By Nickie O'Hara on Saturday, June 18, 2011
NIVEA celebrates its 100th birthday this year and they commissioned Professor Geoff Beattie to carry out research as a barometer of closeness in Britian. The research was based around whether modern technology is bringing us closer than ever to each other or is it creating boundaries?
You all know how I feel about social media. I love the way that I have intertwining circles of friends from all walks of life, most of whom I would never have "met" if it hadn't have been for the Internet. I have entrusted a small number of them with some very personal information and others have afforded me the same trust in return. Sometimes it feels easier to provide someone you've never met with personal information as they can give a neutral opinion and who are they ever going to tell?
By Nickie O'Hara on Friday, June 17, 2011
By Nickie O'Hara on Thursday, June 16, 2011
By Nickie O'Hara on Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Anyway, London Tea have sent me a selection of teas to try and, well, hold me back... I am a changed woman! I have discovered fruit blends and flavoured teas with a vengeance.
This review came at the right time too as I am on a bit of a pre-holiday detox and my normal brew just doesn't taste right with sweeteners in. I have had berry-flavoured tea in the past but never really stuck to it and now I'm thinking that I just hadn't tasted the right flavour yet.
Everyone has had a dip in the "selection box" - the white box on the right - which has nine different flavoured teas in. Even my daughter took one of each type home with her to try! My favourites out of there have to be the White Tea, Elderflower & Apricot, the Lemongrass, Ginger & Citrus Fruits and the Peppermint. And I've found that most of them are sweet enough even for me. I've not had to add more than two sweeteners to any of the teas, including the English Breakfast or the Earl Grey. Their selection boxes are a great idea and if anyone is ever stuck for a present for me then, well, you know...
On the London Tea website they even have a section which explains how to use their pyramid tea bags to make Mocktails - tea-based, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails. Great for an summer evening in the garden (when we finally get the nice weather).
By Nickie O'Hara on Monday, June 13, 2011
I wake up early, despite the fact that I probably haven't got to bed before 12.15 am and have spent much of the night tossing and turning as I am a light sleeper. Oh, the tribulations of parentdom and the fact that I have to sleep with someone who snores. I am gifted to not need a lot of sleep. It's a good job really. I have a very busy schedule and if I sit down I am worried that I might nod off so I stand up again.
By Nickie O'Hara on Friday, June 10, 2011
I'm a massive fan of singing at the top of my voice in the car going to and from work and I love a bit of karaoke on a night out (*ahem* previous karaoke observations *cough*) so this tag from Liz is a great excuse for me to open up YouTube and pick out a few stock favourites that I find myself scribbling down on those tiny scraps of paper give out by the DJ in the pub. Er, yes - I'm the one that can't really sing but they have to drag out of the pub at the end of the night begging for "just one more song."
By Nickie O'Hara on Thursday, June 09, 2011
I have had to admit that I can't carry on the way I am - work, family, study, writing, blogger extraordinaire, International Twitter Queen... it's all very tiring, y'know. But even I could recognise the signs of the cracks showing. Nothing major but just that sense of feeling of always mulling stuff over, never stopping, knowing that there is no midnight oil left to burn.
By Nickie O'Hara on Wednesday, June 08, 2011
By Nickie O'Hara on Monday, June 06, 2011
By Nickie O'Hara on Sunday, June 05, 2011
|Number 2 and Number 1|
I changed the water, much to the protest of Number 1, and pondered whether to put Number 2 out of his misery there and then. I didn't though - not sure why.
Today he is back to his normal self as if nothing had happened. Weird.
By Nickie O'Hara on Saturday, June 04, 2011
By Nickie O'Hara on Thursday, June 02, 2011
The team behind Netmums have created a number of books aimed at guiding you through the parenting years and their latest offering is You And Your Tween by Hollie Smith. Together with psychotheraputic counsellor, Chrissy Duff and parenting coach, Elaine Halligan and many forum and website contributors from Netmums they have created a well-thought out guide to the Tween years which can often be challenging for both parent and child.
By Nickie O'Hara on Wednesday, June 01, 2011