People ask me if I get any value from being on Twitter. I started using Twitter in 2010 when I was working as a recruitment consultant. I used to get a thrill from every retweet and follow, and built up a decent following. I … [read more]
Here are some of the things I’ve learnt since turning 40 (a few years ago!): I have become invisible to the general public. I’m not saying I used to attract lots of attention, but I really think I could walk the streets naked in broad … [read more]
Here is another chapter in my son’s short lived career as a restaurant critic: Restaurant Review: The Garrison, London SE1. by Charlie, age 7 I went with my mum, my brother and my dad for my mum’s friend Simon’s birthday. There were quite a lot … [read more]
Today’s blog is about PMA – not Pre-Menstrual Anxiety – Positive Mental Attitude. Just over a year ago I signed up to a network marketing company. I didn’t know anything about network marketing at the time and so gave my friend – who introduced me … [read more]
When was the last time you were accosted by a perfume pusher or squirted with hand cream by an orange sales assistant in your favourite department store? The beauty department is always strategically placed between the entrance and the parts of the shop you’re actually … [read more]
Here is another chapter in my son’s short lived career as a restaurant critic: Restaurant Review: Carluccios, Muswell Hill, London, by Charlie, age 7 I went with my mum and dad and my brother. I had pasta with pesto. My brother had the same. My … [read more]
Today I took my two boys to Legoland. My husband has gone to Swansea to watch the football, leaving me holding the babies (they’re 5 and 8!). We had no other commitments, which sounds relaxing, but mums of boys of this age might empathise with … [read more]
Here is another chapter in my son’s short lived career as a restaurant critic: Restaurant Review: Strada, South Bank, London, by Charlie, age 7 I went with my mum and my grandpa before we went to the theatre in the Christmas holidays. I had the … [read more]
Today, I bring you a guest blog – a restaurant review with a difference. This was written by a seven year old. Last year, my son decided he wanted to start a blog. Sadly he’s lost interest in it now, but in an attempt to … [read more]
I thought it would be appropriate for my first review to be about handbags, as that really is my weakness. More specifically it’s all about Mulberry. Since leaving my corporate job, in which I’d been quite comfortable for 20 years, it’s become one of my … [read more]
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