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Mind Map Diary

Track Maintenance

Track Maintenance

There is a roundabout near our house that I always avoid – Mrs Mindmap laughs at me because I’ll take a different route just to make sure we don’t hit it! It’s because it seems that there are FOREVER roadworks happening there – and always the queues that come from that too. Sometimes it feels […]

Journey Planner

Journey Planner

My nieces and nephews came over a few months ago – on a day that I was mowing the lawn. I also had some sunflower seeds – and apparently this was a mistake as the other day I realised that they had planted sunflowers all over my lawn! Happily I’m not much of a gardener […]

The Daily Commute

The Daily Commute

My route to work is pretty straightforward. But today there was some traffic on the main road – and so, as I often do, I ducked into the back streets to try to find a better route. Sometimes it works…. But today it was a bit of a disaster! I ended up having to U-turn […]

Old Worn Tracks

Old Worn Tracks

This year is looking pretty different for Mrs Mindmap and I. Mindmap Junior has moved away, and my role is changing at work and we’ve just moved house! There’s loads of new things going on – and new things often cause me to think and worry over them again and again. But really, if I […]

The Flood

The Flood

Mrs Mindmap and I moved house this weekend – and after a full day of lifting and carrying and moving things that had been put into the wrong rooms I was pretty fed up. Until I found my favourite shirt! It had been lost for a couple of years and as soon as I saw […]

A Thankful Heart

A Thankful Heart

Sometimes if Mrs Mindmap has cooked dinner and I’ve forgotten to compliment it she’ll just remind me with a ‘this is nice isn’t it, dear’ or a simple ‘mmm’ – and tonight as she did it (after adding my rapturous praise) it got me thinking about thankfulness. I know that I forget it so often! […]

Signal Failure

Signal Failure

One of my co-workers got promoted today. Usually this is a good thing – but today it sent so many of my trains down the wrong tracks! You see this guy is arrogant, mean and nasty – but he got promoted above me! I was pretty sure it wasn’t fair and was started to move […]

The Lonely Thought

The Lonely Thought

The Boss had to come in and sort out the situation at work the other day. It wasn’t a big thing, but the atmosphere had been getting a bit negative, and people were talking and gossiping which wasn’t very nice. I’d found it really difficult on my quest to renew my mind – it had […]

Practice Perfects

Practice Perfects

I’ve been in the process of renewing my mind for quite a long time now – and yesterday I was getting frustrated. Won’t it ever be finished? Will I ever only think good thoughts? Mrs Mindmap asked what was frustrating me – then laughed. One of my only household jobs is to take the bin […]

Good Visibility

Good Visibility

After the dark and cold lasted such a long time the first day that the sun came out I found myself overjoyed! Mrs Mindmap, who constantly craves sunshine, was completely transformed too! I was amazed that the weather could make such a difference to me. My trains of thought travelled along the right paths much […]