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Why We Still Need International Women’s Day

March 8, 2017
Why We Still Need International Women's Day

The last six months have been an absolute triumph of activism for and by women. Never before have I seen such a number of friends, colleagues and women in power stand up to the persistence of misogyny and sexism, determined to make a difference and create a world that is more fair and equal for ours and our next generation. The shame is the fact this campaigning has been a result of our rocky political and economical climate, and the position…

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When You’re Freezing Cold At Work

November 17, 2016

Winter was always a funny one when I worked in an office. I’m a super cold person, you see, and when the temperature plummets I turn into a misery guts. At home that’s fine – I can crank the thermostat up to 22 degrees and everyone (i.e. ME!) is happy. Yes, I’m fully aware that 22 degrees (ok ok more like 24) is practically a tropical temperature but I’m just generally cold. A potential direct descendent of Edward Cullen, perhaps.…

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When Sleep Is The Most Precious Thing In The World

November 14, 2016

When you’re a parent, sleep is king. No, better than that, sleep is your LIFE. Never underestimate how much sleep will be missed, how much the concept of lying down, closing your eyes and clocking out for a few hours will consume your every thought. Because the simple fact is, babies don’t sleep. They hate it. They are teeny tiny sleep dictators, withholding this precious commodity from you at every opportunity. It’s like they know it’s the one thing that…

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Shopkins Chef Club: A Shopkins Movie Review

November 7, 2016
shopkins movie review

Ahh Shopkins. Not quite as painful as LEGO to step on, but one of those toys that you will – YOU WILL – find all over your house once your little one gets into them, as Elfie has been for the last couple of years. Not that I really mind, though. Although I’ve proclaimed to not really understand what Shopkins are all about, Elfie adores them and I defy any of you to find a teeny tiny pink furry loo…

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What’s in your future – the weekly spend #ad

October 28, 2016

Do you know how much you spend in a week? Shamefully, stomach I literally have no clue. Budgeting has never been something that comes naturally to me and – though I track my business incomings and outgoings like a boss – when it comes to my personal bank account I’m not as hot. Last week I told you about Aviva’s new Shape my Future tool, dosage an online engine that is able to tell you your approximate pension amount once…

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When I’m a Lotto Millionaire… WIN £100 Lotto Credit

June 21, 2016
Aviva tool

For someone who doesn’t actually play the lottery all that often, I spend an embarrassing amount of time daydreaming about what I’d buy with the jackpot. Which I’m sure is entirely normal, right? I’m not a flashy kind of lottery winner – honest (wink wink). I’ve decided that, for the win to be really life-changing and worth it, I’d need around £10m (cos anything else is just pocket change, really), and I’d put my money in a few different places.…

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The Small Moments: #MarkWarnerMum

February 19, 2016
#markwarnermum

I took a bit of a break from blogging. Well, a week, but you know. That felt like A TIME ;) It wasn’t really an intentional thing: the children went off to their daddy’s, and every time I sat down to write, even if it was about sofas, my sadness poured out in paragraphs of weepy word vomit. I don’t know why I took their absence hard this time. In the early days of the split I would look forward…

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