Posts by KatieP

OUR NEW ADDITION…? A CHRISTMAS TREE!

THERE’S so much to love about Christmas… But in my opinion, the best bit of all. The thing I most love (besides the booze and presents that is) is the Christmas tree. And to be more specific, putting up and decorating our Christmas tree. Since being a wee nipper, nothing makes me feel more festive than battling with some branches, dangling some lights and getting tangled in some tinsel. Sure

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SEVEN THINGS THAT STOP ME READING YOUR BLOG

THERE are millions of blogs out there. Millions. Millions of people sharing their stories, giving intimate glimpses of their lives and hoping to be noticed. It’s hard to get your blog out there. It takes time, effort, resilience, creativity and bags of determination. But if you’re not careful, a couple of bad moves (or one if you’re unlucky) and all that hard work of yours can go to pot. Attracting people

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CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR LADIES AND GENTS

STARTED your Christmas shopping yet?! Nope? Me neither! But fret not my beauties! We’ve still got a good few weeks to go and, kind soul that I am (*winks*), I’ve decided to do my bit for the festive season and share some gift ideas with you all, which will hopefully make life a little easier or perhaps get you out of a gifting pickle. (It happens to all of us). Here

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LIFE & SOME BLOGGING HIGHLIGHTS

ISN’T it funny how just when you’re feeling life isn’t your best friend… Things suddenly seem to buck up! After a rotten few months, this week has been pretty marvellous in comparison and in terms of my work / blogging life, well things couldn’t be lovelier. This week I found out that I have finally, finally (!) made the respected Tots100, after three and a half years of blogging  (I’m

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IT’S OK TO NOT BE OK (HONESTLY)

IF I asked you today, “how are you feeling?” what would you say? What would your reply be? Would you say “fine thanks” and give me a full beam of a smile? Or say “I’m great? Never been better!” Perhaps you would mean it. Perhaps you’re jumping around with utter joy today. I hope that is the case. Hell, I’d love to think this is the case, for all of you that

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A ‘DIAMOND’ WISH LIST FOR CHRISTMAS

I USED to think the saying that ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ was a bit of nonsense. Until… I got my own diamonds, when my husband bought me my beloved antique 1920s engagement ring and then? Well, let’s just say I finally realised what all the fuss was about. Oh the sparkle! Oh the joy! Oh the feeling of wearing something so exquisite! As precious gems go, diamonds are

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A VLOG: ARE YOU DOING THESE TWO THINGS ENOUGH?

HELLO you beauties! It’s been donkeys since I’ve done a vlog and seeing as I’m feeling much chirpier and brighter today after weeks of feeling pretty bloomin’ awful, I thought today I’d have an ol’ dabble with this video malarkey. What’s it all about? Well, just some food for thought really. A couple of questions to ask yourself, two things that are so important but that we often forget when

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PREPARING THE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (WITH JOHN LEWIS)

CHRISTMAS is coming…the goose is getting fat. (Or something like that). But are you ready? And more importantly, is your home ready for the festive onslaught? It might feel yonks away yet, but let’s face it, Christmas is almost upon us. And so it’s time to get prepared. I love this time of year – even if it does involve a lot of work – because, well, it’s just magical.

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