About Julia

I’m Julia & live in the South West with my wonderful husband. I retired as the Headteacher of a primary school in July 2008.

The first 6 months were very hard as I had lost my purpose. However, I discovered Twitter and social media and now here you are reading my blog.

This blog is a chance for me to share my experience of getting that balance between work and life. Even as a retired person you still work so I write about my adventures with travel, food, routines, finding a role and hopefully giving others ideas of how to strike that balance whether you are in paid work or not.

This blog is  for all, whether young in age or just in heart, who want to share their adventures. 2


I have another persona on social media and that is ‘The Head’s Office’. There is a blog and a twitter account. As you might imagine it has an education focus.When you visit me there you’ll hear about 100 Word Challenge. This is a weekly challenge for young people under 16. It is having a huge impact on writing progress and motivation. It is international with around 400 entries each week.


So that’s me! If you want to know more, hire me, or tell me about you, do get in touch as I’d love to hear from you. I really enjoy reading comments and feedback.  Please tell me what you think.

I’m happy to consider PR opportunities that compliment this blog (see Working with Me). I have written for a number of magazines and journals so can be hired to write elsewhere.




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