How I Sexed-Up My Pension

I have not had a handle on my pensions for a really long time I get drips and drabs of paperwork about them throughout the year, but these get filed in my ‘to look at later’ file with only a cursory glance.

Spoiler: I have not managed to look at them later. 

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Let There Be (Day)Light

Moving house is always on my mind. Not because I enjoy going through that admittedly…

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6 Modern Technologies I Couldn’t Live Without

Sometimes, to really mess with my childrens’ minds, I remind them I grew up without the internet. THAT’S RIGHT KIDS, no Toys & More on YouTube, no Netflix, no Google Home, no catch-up TV. How on earth did we survive?! 

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Small Business Accounting For People Who Still Count On Their Fingers: Xero

In life I always think people fall into one of three camps: you’re either great at words, great at numbers or incredibly creative. And, as someone who has just written a book and struggles to draw a stick figure, you can probably guess which team I fall into. So here’s how I manage my accounting (while still adding up on my fingers)

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The Best (and Quickest!) Way To Double Cleanse

As a faithful subscriber to the Caroline Hirons School of Skincare I religiously use two flannels a day to wash my face: double cleansing as directed by Mrs Hirons. But at our favourite summer holiday spot, Mark Warner Levante, there are no flannels. I KNOW, RIGHT?! How would I possibly cope without…

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The Back-Up Plan Party

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to have a book launch party. Way before Carrie Bradshaw pranced around hissing at Samantha for having a chemical peel before her shindig, eons prior to her arrival at a lonely Parisian restaurant. I wanted my Carrie Bradshaw moment before Carrie Bradshaw even had one. 

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Single Parent Dating: The Reality

For all single parents, there comes a time in their newly re-discovered single lives when they start to crave something a little more than their friendships. Having exhausted most of your pals’ free time, (“can’t we just have a quiet night in with Netflix, Alice?”) they start to get itchy feet, yearning to discover some new and interesting members of the opposite sex.

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A Blow-Dry Changed My Life

Like many women now in their 30s, I spent much of my early teenage years trying to achieve sleek, straight hair. And, as one whose hair can be described kindly as ‘Monica in a humid environment’ on a good day, that was no mean feat.
I think now – 16 years later – I may have found the answer.

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