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7 things I learnt from hiring and firing a cleaner

Hiring a cleaner – everyone has an opinion about it and everyone wants to share it with you.
But is there more to hiring a cleaner than worrying if you’re betraying the feminist cause and if the cleaner is judging your living standards?
Here are 7 things I learnt from hiring a cleaner

One down 51 to go – looking forward to 2016

With the first week of 2016 behind me I'm giving myself time for a check in to see if I've set myself up to achieve the things I want this year. In the quiet between Christmas and back to school and work I decided that there was one big area and one small area I...

Backwards, forwards or sideways

  As per the law of blogging I offer you my looking back / looking forward post that is due at the year end. What to say? I can tell you that I've had some great professional successes this year, some wonderful times with my daughter and that I've strengthened...

Christmas baking

I got a bit carried away with Christmas baking this year, some of it more successful than others. Lets not discuss the flopped profiteroles on Christmas Day, but do lets admire my very first attempt at a gingerbread house. I have to admit to taking over the...

What the #FNG is this?

Hey, so, Friday Night Gin - what's it all about then? Good question. Mostly it was half a day procrastinating when I should have been working on some financial stuff for my business, but it is also the outcome of a long process of trying to work out who I was and what...

What I wore Wednesday – Vintage Buttons

Oh so, you know, I've not been blogging for flippin' AGES, so I thought I'd ease myself in gently as it were. For gently read lazily and inspired by Sarah's What I Wore Wednesday I thought I'd join in. I love clothes and prompted by my fast approaching return to an...

Style Icons ~ Bad Sandy

Grease, it's a Marmite film, sure to divide into lovers and haters, I'm a lover, not least because it has one of my first style icons in it - Bad Sandy. Grease was one of the first films that I enjoyed as part of a group of friends.  I first saw it sometime between...

Style icons ~ my mum

My earliest style icon must have been my mum. I look like my mum, its no bad thing.  She tells a story that when she was living in Zambia in the 1960's someone called her "Twiggy" at a dinner party, mum, not being too up to date with popular culture, thought the...

Spring style

  I'm having a bit of a spring style crisis. I want a revamp but as ever I've the taste for Vogue but the budget  for make do and mend, so I went back to the fabric stash and pattern collection and had a look at what I could use up.  I've a collection of brown...

Another pants post

Way back when I clearly had nothing better to write about I wrote about my Primanki pants.  I threw them away unworn as they were so bad and since then I've been having a daily knicker crisis.  I say crisis it is more me thinking; I really must get some new pants! as...

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