Posts by KatieP

Why you should (mostly) ignore your critics

WHEN I said I was going to be a journalist one day,  I was told that I was foolish and that it was NEVER going to happen. But yet it did. When I signed up to a modelling agency at 18 but didn’t quite make the cut, I was told that particular ambition was probably over. Only for me to become a cover girl in my thirties. When I left my

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Elsie Creates A Treasure Box

My two year old daughter is crafty. And I don’t mean in the sneaky sense, but in the ‘loves to paint, colour, draw and stick as much as she can’ kind of sense. It’s a wonder to behold and I have to say, her ‘craftiness’ is definitely catching. There’s nothing I love more than sitting down with her and helping or watching her get into her creative zone. Toddlers are

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Chatting with my new best friend – Me

I’VE been talking to myself a lot lately. (Although to be fair, I always talk to myself, so no great news here.) But what is different though, is the way in which I am talking to myself. And the language that I’ve been using. Because I’ve been working on it you see. The words that I use for my internal dialogue. The phrases that I say. And I’ve been working

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Nine quick things you can do to improve your blog today

AH, blogging. Always so much to learn, so much to do and never enough time to do it all. I hear ya. As I’m sat here typing this, in the back of my mind right now, I’m thinking of about five things that I desperately need to do to my blog. And also thinking, “when on earth am I gonna find the time to do THAT!”. So it’s tough at

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10 Of The Greatest Mistakes I’ve Made As A Woman (to date)

I’VE made so many mistakes in my life, I’ve lost count. I’ve cried so many times, I’m amazed I have any tears left. I’ve picked myself up from rock bottom on so many occasions, that I’ve gotten rather good now at getting on with life when the s**t hits the fan or when things go horribly wrong. But yet I still wouldn’t change any of it for the world. Sure

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WIN A GORGEOUS PAIR OF FIRMOO GLASSES

A FEW weeks ago I went for an eye test as I could have sworn my eyesight had deteriorated a little. However, amazingly the optician chap told me that my vision is absolutely fine and even though I was obviously happy with that, I have to admit I was also a little bit gutted that I couldn’t treat myself to a pair of fancy glasses! I love glasses. I really

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THE BRILLANCE IN BLOGGING AWARDS – MY VOTES AND A PLEA

IN the three or so years that I have been blogging, I am forever amazed at the wealth of blogging talent that I come across. Day in, day out. At the ability, determination and creativity of bloggers. Women (and men) just like me – who pour their hearts out, who write ferociously, who share parts of their lives – for all the world to read and see. So I love

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My five favourite perfumes (which make my nose super happy)

IT’S International Happiness Day today and I had a really good idea to write a post about everything that makes me happy. But then the eclipse happened this morning (check out my Instagram feed for my amazing (kind of!) pic) and I got giddy and now I’ve ran out of time. Because truth be told, so many things make me happy. Make me all warm, cosy and fuzzy inside. And

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