Last night I read two posts from two of my very favourite blog friends Lou and Laura. Both had picked a similar theme to ponder; the time they carve out for themselves once the routine of school starts and their eloquence made me think. Of course for me term time is where my me time shrinks to almost none at all as work and home seems to stretch to fill every available minute. This is not always a good thing, however much I love my job. That is why 'balance' is such a good word for me this year. My constant quest is to gain that magical quality. I suspect it is a struggle that many of us have whatever we do, inside or outside the home.