Mostly Sorted and Event Organisation

There were a few days of downtime at the end of March/beginning of April but that has been sorted and Jarfm.com is still running as it was before that short break. Work has been mega busy during April so nothing much was able to happen on here but now that April is out of the way (and CampNaNoWriMo has been won!) I should have some time to get some new things posted. There is also a side project that I am going to be working on but that will not…

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Weary Wednesday

Today has been one of those days where you can’t wait until it is over and you never want to see it again. If that wasn’t bad enough I am over tired, achy and really want a curry, like oh so very badly. I had to work today, which otherwise would have been my day off, and I worked a split shift so I had a double dose of washing up duty and heavy lifting. Luckily it’s not hard to “ignore” the horrible stuff going on around me and just…

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Motivated March

March has arrived on the scene and brought with it a healthy dose of motivation, enthusiasm and drive for me. I have somehow managed to gather several financial commitments this month, mobile upgrade charges, dental charges and website running costs to name but a few of the biggest. It’s not like I haven’t been working all the hours I possibly could either, it’s just that there is only so far the results of all that hard work will stretch! Since I last posted anything a lot has been going on,…

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Kit and Planning for NaNoWriMo

For those of you that don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, it stands for National Novel Writing Month and the challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in the 30 (or 31) days of the particular month you are setting aside for the challenge. The main month for this is November but as an individual you can take any month you like and apply the same principles. For more information, or to sign up yourself just head over to NaNoWriMo.org You may have noticed that at the top of this…

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My Filofax – All Change!

I have recently been suffering from extreme shoulder and arm pain, also affecting my neck muscles at times as well. So I made the decision to try and use my mini Metropol Filofax on the go and then use my A5 zipped Holborn again at home, instead of my VERY stuffed and rather solid, brick like personal Malden! This will mean that EVERYTHING will be entered into my A5 and then every week all the weeks appointments get transferred to the weekly pages (the month on 2 pages will be…

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Tracking Health – Filofax & Fitbit or Filofax & Pulse?

Since I started my new job at the pub I have been losing weight – without even really trying to. I don’t know how much I weighed when I started but I do know that in the last month I have lost over a stone. I know I had already lost quite a bit as you could already tell in my face and from my slimmer tummy that I had. I wish I knew what I weighed prior to starting working there! I have been using My Fitness Pal app…

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Teacher Planning Pages Format & Show Me Your Pages!

Teacher Planning Pages Format I have had quite a bit of feedback lately from Teachers who have more lessons per day and would like to use my pages for their planning. It would therefore seem a good idea for me to make some variations on my basic 5 lesson planning pages available for others to print and use in their Filofax or other chosen binder for this coming school year. For this to happen I need your help! I have created a poll – which should be on the right…

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Sadness and Blues

Today I finally found out I did not get the job I interviewed for last Friday. I cannot even tell you how gutted I was to not get the job. Those of you that read my last post will know that I only recently started a new job. However, the job is only part time and I really need to find myself a full time job so I can move. I really need to find myself somewhere to move to before I go even more crazy where I currently am.…

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A New Job, A New Layout…

Two months ago I started a new job. It might surprise some of you to read that it is not at a school but in a pub near to where I live. It’s only part time but I have been working as many hours as I can to pay the bills and I have been loving it! It has been physically exhausting, mainly because of the heat behind the bar as the bar air con doesn’t really work that well, but its also because there are full washer trays of…

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