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5 Things on a Friday

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Inspired by Jess Soothill and her My 5 things on a Friday posts here are the 5 Things that I wanted to share with you that I've been loving this week. 1/ Timber Festival. Last weekend we went to a fantastic new festival in Derby called Timber Festival. Timber Festival is a joint venture between the National Forest ...

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5 Things on a Friday

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Inspired by Jess Soothill and her My 5 things on a Friday posts I decided to site down and write one today. So here are the 5 Things that I wanted to share with you that I've been loving this week. 1/ Weather. I know it's cliched to say the weather, but it's been another amazing weather week ...

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What I’m Reading – September Update

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One of my #40before40 challenges this year was to devour 40 books this year. I say devour because I might be listening to them too and not just reading them. I find listening to books when running, travelling or cooking a fun way to pass the time. I was 25 in, in July and now in ...

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Unsettled by September

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It's now midway through September and rather than feeling uplifted by the start of the new school term, I'm feeling unsettled, frantic and dare I say even anxious. I'm not a particularly anxious person by nature, as a litigation lawyer for 15 years you get used to arguments and anxiety and aggression, dealing with it in ...

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What I’m Reading – July Update

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One of my #40before40 challenges this year was to devour 40 books this year. I say devour because I might be listening to them too and not just reading them. I find listening to books when running, travelling or cooking a fun way to pass the time. 25 in, I need to step it up a ...

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Things I am Loving – May

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It has felt like Summer this past week and whilst the rain is pouring down today I feel like I have made the most of the sun - one of the huge benefits of working at home. So what have I been up to! Working. I've been getting quite a lot more paid projects recently and starting ...

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40 Before 40 – Update in May

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So in January I made a list of my 40 before 40! I'm now 4 months into that list and I thought I'd do an update as to how I was getting on!   So in no particular order the things that make my bucket list this year my #40Before40 are: 1. Take on a Charity challenge preferably ...

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Ten Top Tips for Getting Paid on Time

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Whilst you would think everyone would prioritise getting paid, often relationships with customers or clients, the next job, being busy, and keeping people happy often gets in the way of actually invoicing for work done and chasing up payments. So here are Ten Top Tips for Getting Paid on Time. 1. Know who your contract is ...

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