January 13th, 2007


I finally found a smile :-)

Each day this week I want you to journal about one thing that made you smile for that day. You can be as brief or as detailed as you like. Have fun!

I got home from work last night at 9pm, absolutely knackered and a bit teary. My darling fella took one look at me, gave me a big hug and said I had a surprise in the bathroom.

As romantic suprises go, the bathroom isn't an obvious choice ;-) But these bath bombs are wonderful. Mr.ncot said I was his star and that he'd had a funny conversation with the woman in the lush shop. The conversation went like this

woman: Is this a present for your wife?
mr.ncot: Yes
woman: Oh thats nice, it is her birthday?
mr.ncot: No, she's just feeling a bit under the weather and she deserves flowers and things
woman: that's lovely, I wish I was feeling ill


The JalleCafe blog is open

My friend Jill started her own business in Zürich a year ago and Jalle cafe is her new blog. I met Jill at the Professional Womens Group in Zürich and she was a real support to me when I was writing up my research and finding a job here. And now she's both a mentor and a friend!

She has a really interesting story. After spending most of her working life high up in a blue chip firm, she took a year's sabbatical, gained a masters in organisational learning and now runs her own leadership and learning company. She wrote a book about how she changed her life, called "ReArchitecting", which I reviewed here. What's interesting about Jill is that she's passionate about helping people to find their voice, and she's a great believer in the power of the journal to do this :-)