In January I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease - an autoimmune thyroid disease that effects every part of your body in a variety of ways. In some ways it was a great relief as it made my very disparate and wide ranging symptoms make sense for the first time in two or more decades. *see … Continue reading Hashimoto’s disease – more learning
There are 5 of us We collectively weigh 220kgs We live in 7m by 2.8m indoors and 7m by 3.5m outdoors (with no heating outside and no hot water Inside) We are together 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have been since the 5th of July. Most days it is magical in … Continue reading The mess…. so much mess! All the time….
Having resigned from my job and still struggling with work related anxiety and depression it is hard to imagine going back to working 60 hour weeks in education. Following some amazing advice from my counselor (Maria Tansey in Dubai if you need a recommendation for a life coach?) I started channeling my creative energies to … Continue reading Funding our homeschooling journey – a new initiative:-)
It has been a really rough few weeks. Finding a new ‘normal’ now that dad has passed away has been really challenging. Visiting the boat brings a flood of memories. Places, songs, people all remind you of the past while you are desperately trying to plan a future. Those of you who joined the blog … Continue reading Layers and layers of bad news
It has been a tumultuous time in the Fuller house.... Nick arrived back with the car and caravan, unfortunately we had a crash and the caravan was written off... In addition, news about my Dads' health is not good, he has cancer in both his lungs and liver as well as his brain. For the … Continue reading Apologies for going quiet!
Things have been quiet on Location Led Learning for the past fortnight. On the Friday before we left Dubai my dad was dealt some devastating news. He has a butterfly Gioblast Multiforme in his frontal lobe. It is inoperable due to the complications removing the tumor would cause and the subsequent impact on quality of … Continue reading The saddest of news
Recently I was lucky enough to see a very dear friend, just for a morning, as she prepared to fly home after a whistlestop visit to Dubai. Seeing people who have known you for decades is always refreshing, it is as if the layers of pretence, the masks of disguise and the trappings of who … Continue reading The story of the two wolves
It has been busy bustling weekend. The smiles on the girls' faces here belies the boredom that they have been subjected to over the past 48 hours as we made a concerted effort to clear out and move on the trappings of our materialistic past. Following a significant 'letting go' break through with my counselor … Continue reading Making headway…
There are good days and bad days and everything in-between. Since being off work I have had truly great moments, genuine feelings of hope and happiness. Almost in exact balance there have been the lowest of moments filled with tears, anger, frustration and sadness. Most often, these are the same day! People ask how I … Continue reading Good days, bad days and everything inbetween
Now that the goals are expanded and build on the values we created we need to be able to track how well we are doing in achieving our values driven lifestyle. This video shares a simple measuring tool that allows us to see how well we are doing so that we can set month by … Continue reading Third YouTube video in this series Tracking your progress against your goals