No Regrets

I’ve waxed lyrical on and off social media recently about the benefits of going back to work on my mood (and sanity) and I think, in the process, somehow given off this impression that working for myself was the worst thing I’ve ever done and nowt but a bump in the road of my career.… read more →

All change (again)

This time last week I made a cryptic reference to stuff that might be happening here in chez Jem – because I know how much people like cryptic posts and don’t find them in the least bit annoying ;) Well, I think I’m probably OK to spill the beans now… I am returning to work.… read more →

| Work


Posted this to facebook, but then decided I wanted to put it somewhere more public to keep me accountable. Although I think that teaching myself to code and creating a career off the back of it is probably one of my biggest achievements in life, I can’t help but feel that all this time spent… read more →

Thoughts on #revolutionconf

I went to my first ever web conference today. I know, working on/with the web for over 10 years and it’s taking me this long to get out and meet people! I met some fantastic, funny and smart people, not to mention some friends who I’ve been talking to online for as long as I… read more →

Running, Camping and Other Disasters Pt.2

Running Good news – the pelvic pain hasn’t made an appearance this week! I was a little worried I’d have to stop before I’ve even started but I think (hope) it was just a nod from the bits affected by SPD in pregnancy .. a “hello, so glad we’re being used again”!? I managed 2.5… read more →

| Misc

I miss working outside the home

There, I said it. Yeah yeah, I’m a poster girl for work at home mums, running the community and all that shit. I am supposed to be helping mums stay at home and work etc etc. But it’s not what I wanted, it’s not what I see as a solution long term. When I read… read more →

The Important Things

Karl has taken the kids out for a few hours so that I can get some work done, so I’ve started with the important things: Had a wee in peace Had a hot cup of coffee & had bacon sarnie all to myself. (I’ve also emptied and scrubbed the bin, done the dishwasher / washed… read more →

| Misc

The costs of budgeting

In my moan about selling on eBay I touched upon something important I’ve discovered about budgeting: the time spent planning and plotting a budget is not always outweighed by money saved. Things have been pretty hectic here lately. You know, the usual stuff: a 1 year old, 3 year old, household chores and trying to… read more →

Birthday, Budgeting and Business

Oliver turned 1 last week, and Karl and I took a week off work each to celebrate. We didn’t do much, just spending time together, in the garden, that sort of thing. Had a birthday BBQ with family this weekend to celebrate and managed to spend half the day on the loo and the other… read more →