Posts by KatieP

FRIDAY FIVE: Five things about secrets that I know for sure

AS I started the week talking about secrets and people’s stories, I thought I’d carry on my ‘secret’ conversation with today’s Friday Five. Are you ready? Ok, here we go. Here are five things about secrets, that I know for sure. Everyone has a secret From little teeny weeny secrets to great big mammoth ones, everyone on this planet has at least one secret that they’re protecting, whilst most of

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SECRETS: Do you have a story to tell?

AS a writer and journalist, one of the things I love most about my work, is the fact that I get to meet all kinds of fascinating people. I get to listen to their incredible stories and I also get the privilege of sharing them with a wider audience. Stories make the world go round. They fascinate, they inspire, they teach, they motivate, they overwhelm, they resonate. We all have

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FRIDAY FIVE: Five reasons why you should dress UP on a Friday

I’M sat here at home typing away. When I look down I can see my purple tights and my heeled ankle boots and every so often, one of my favourite statement necklaces that I’ve chosen to wear today, just catches my beady eye. And I have to tell you, I rather like it. You see this morning when I woke up, I thought sod dressing comfortably today, I’m going to

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STYLE: A November outfit on a dress UP Friday

OK, so I’m a little nervous about this post in all honesty. Which is why I’m hiding in my snood. You see it’s not often I share my outfits on here – in fact I think I’ve only done it once before! – partly, because I don’t seem to have the time to do it and also, well, because it seems a little narcissistic! I know this is not the case

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LIFE: How to be a happier person, part 2

CARRYING on from yesterday’s post, here are a few more ways to find that elusive happiness! Let go The only way to move on in life, is often just to let things go. The things we can’t control, the people who hurt us, the things that have happened in the past. Years ago, I was the world’s best at holding grudges but nowadays, I’ve realised that there’s so much more

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LIFE: How to be a happier person, part 1

I’M no expert when it comes to happiness (who is?!) but over the years I have picked up a few pearls of wisdom that I like to remind myself of whenever I’m feeling a little down in the dumps. Happiness can be hard to find at times but I’m a firm believer that to have more of it in our lives, we need to help ourselves. After all, the power always

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FRIDAY FIVE: Make-up favourites that I can’t live without

LIKE most women, I have a love affair with make up. For as long as I can remember I have painted my face and even though I don’t mind leaving the house without make up on, in all honesty, I’d much rather not! Putting on a little make up every morning makes me look better and feel better. I mean, who doesn’t look more attractive and alive with a bit

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Sass: How to kick the devil’s ass (every single day)

Ok, so granted this headline is a little random but bear with me! You see I came across this quote the other week which really made me smile and I really wanted to share it with you all. Honestly, I love this quote so much I just can’t stop thinking about it. So much so, that over the last week (which has been pretty rubbish by all accounts) these few

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