Posts by KatieP

Some business advice from yours truly (because it’s good to share)

It’s good to share knowledge isn’t it? AS a freelancer and blogger, I have lost count of the number of emails and messages I receive from people looking for a little guidance and help about working for themselves. In truth, sometimes it’s a bit overwhelming and even though I wish I had the time to reply to everyone and share with them my pearls of wisdom, it’s just not possible

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Hats off to Olivier Baby

YESTERDAY was one of those beautiful, crisp but sunny Autumnal days. The perfect day to head to the park (with ‘rabbit’ obviously) kick about the fallen leaves and wear a fancy hat. Elsie that is, not me. I have much to learn from my daughter when it comes to head attire! This was no ordinary hat though. No, no, no. This was an extraordinary luxurious cashmere hat from the stunning

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How to deal with sleep deprivation (for exhausted parents)

AAAH children, they make our worlds go round don’t they? They amuse us, melt our hearts and are the very centre of our existence but wouldn’t it be nice if they just slept? More. Well. Better. Through the night? I adore my daughter Elsie. Like every Mum, there is no one I love more on this planet than her, but – and it’s a big ol’ but – I just

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All About You – Patience

THIS week I’m delighted to be co-hosting the All About You link up, with my gorgeous buddy Zaz and fellow fabulous blogger Sarah. Before we all get started and I get reading all your incredible posts, I wanted to share with you this brilliant quote I came across yesterday about patience which really struck a chord with me. Good isn’t it? I don’t know about you but patience is not

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One ‘hell’ of an afternoon tea

I LOVE afternoon tea and am beginning to consider myself quite the connoisseur. From nibbling sandwiches at The Ritz to drinking fizz at Harvey Nichols, I have indulged in many afternoon teas over the past few years and as a result I have high standards. High standards indeed. A bit like men, I expect them to deliver,  to have the wow factor, to amuse and make me smack my lips

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Musings on friendship

I USED to think that female friendships would always involve some element of jealousy and competition. I used to think that girls and women could never really be friends. I used to think that women were bitchy and that girls were catty. I used to think that being mates with my fellow sex would always be problematic. I used to think that you could never really trust a fellow girl

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Today I am pissed off because…

IT’S rare that I swear or have a good ol’ moan on here. Very rare in fact. This blog is all about positivity, empowerment, humour and glamour. Normally that is. But today is going to be different I’m afraid. Because today I need to have a rant. Because I’m angry and sad and disappointed and just totally cheesed off with the world. And I need to share it. If it’s

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How to get your wardrobe winter ready

NOW the weather has finally turned, I’ve spent quite a bit of time this week getting my wardrobe Winter ready. You may think this rather odd (and I wouldn’t blame you) but I actually LOVE sorting out my closet and getting it ready for the new season. Admittedly it takes some time and I definitely have to be in the mood for it (battling with hangers is not my idea

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