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Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.

Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. The lyrics of "Beautiful Boy" contain the famous Lennon quote "Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans." And, like most of Lennon’s aethereal lyrics, when you finally get a minute to consider it, it rings completely true, life almost seems to happen without us. But wherever you go, however successful you may become or however much you ‘de-clutter’ your life, you’ll likely encounter that very same feeling.  A good friend of mine always says ‘I’m so busy, if I only had a day, just one day, with nothing in it!’ Well, let’s face it, if you are over the age of...

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Your application to the Super Hero Club has been unsuccessful

About this time last year, I wrote a blog post about managing with kids in the long summer holidays, whilst trying to run your own business.  Last year's approach (6 weeks at home) didn't work.  I nearly lost my marbles.  This year's approach, 3 weeks in France (lucky us) followed by 3 weeks at home, isn't working either....... The 3 weeks in France was TOTALLY AWESOME and I loved it but the little day dream that I had, that I would work for a couple of hours in the morning to keep on top of Spice Pots stuff, was ridiculous.  I did a sum total of about an hours work and that was just dealing with stuff that I absolutely could...

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January sucks.......

Have you fallen off the wagon of resolutions yet?It’s hard in January - you are skint, you’ve had the kids at home for quite a while, your routine is shot and you feel like a pickled whale.  It’s dark and cold. To top it all off, everyone is telling you to do things you don’t want to do, like:a.) lose weightb.) be healthierc.) not drink any alcohold.) be amazing and beautiful all the timee.) not drink any alcoholf.) be the perfect parentg.) be a domestic goddessNOOOOOOOO!  Well, I say, stuff your face with curry and be happy.    And don’t drink before 8pm except on special occasions, bank holidays, weekends or weekdays beginning with the letter ‘T’.Actually, you can stuff your...

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A Spice Pot Dinner in Aid of Kipawa

My fabulous friend, Abby Ingham, is running her 3rd marathon in April next year.   I actually think she's mental but I'm full of admiration for her (and all you other marathon runners). I hadn't quite realized, before knowing Abby, how much much time it takes up and what a commitment it is, especially when you are already short on time with 3 kids and a job.Abby is organising a number of events to raise money for Kipawa and this will secure her place in the London Marathon in April 2017. Kipawa Trust International is a Scottish-based charity which provides feeding programmes and other health and counselling services for school children living in poverty in Kenya. Read more about Kipawa and they work they do here.So,...

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