Why you should be nice to cleaners

It's been nearly five years since my father died. That was a time of much reflection and spending more time with my family than I have in years. After the funeral, there was a small reception in the catering hall attached to the chapel. The woman who ran the buffet was quite rude and whisked… Continue reading Why you should be nice to cleaners

Reasons to be cheerful #3

I head back to work tomorrow after three weeks of mandated sick leave to recover from a chest infection (or possibly whooping cough, or I ever get the blood test results), so it may be a strange time to reflect on reasons to be cheerful but here goes. 1. Listening to music with headphones Mostly… Continue reading Reasons to be cheerful #3

My Australian Self

Some months ago I wrote about signing up for a mentoring programme at work. I’m now rolling along with my mentor and one of the tasks she has given me is “to get back your Australian self.” This has perplexed me and raised lots of questions. What is my Australian self? What is my British… Continue reading My Australian Self