Category Life

Why you should write more letters

MODERN technology is fabulous, don’t get me wrong, but when it comes to connecting with another human being, a handwritten letter is where magic lies. Here are five good reasons, to put down your phone and pick up a pen. Today. * It’ll make somebody’s day Phone calls, skype chats, tweets and emails may all be quicker, but when it comes to communicating, a thoughtful handwritten letter trumps them all.

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LIFE: Learning to be still…

LAST week I wrote about taking some time out, to be still for a while. After feeling pretty stressed by a never ending to do list, I gave myself permission to chill out and guess what folks, it’s working! Even though this week has been a little challenging, I’m already feeling much more relaxed about stuff. It’s actually pretty hard learning to be still. Especially when you’re used to cramming as

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LIFE: It’s time to be still (for a while)…

I DON’T know about you but I am dreadful when it comes to relaxing. Absolutely shocking in fact. I used to be pretty good at it a few years ago, but since having Elsie, I’ve become more determined. More ambitious. More go-getting because I want to build an incredible life for my wonderful little family. All of which is very lovely and correct, I’m sure you’ll agree. However, the problem

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Become a better ‘sister’…

TODAY is International Women’s Day. A reminder – not that we need one – that us ladies still have many more battles to fight when it comes to achieving equality, peace and happiness. With this in mind, here are five ridiculously easy things we can all do now to help ourselves and each other. Ladies, be the change in your world! (And happy International Women’s Day!) * STOP judging and bitching

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Friday Five: My most popular posts…

SEEING as my blog is one year old this week, I thought I’d kick off my new ‘Friday Five’ series with my five most popular blog posts. It’s always interesting to see which of my posts get the best reaction and the biggest response. In the main though I’ve found that they are generally the ones that cover women’s issues, many of which I’ve written from a personal perspective. So

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LIFE: Go on, express your love!

IF the idea of Valentine’s Day makes you want to run for the hills, I urge you to hear me out. Just this once. Call me a silly old romantic fool, but I adore Valentine’s Day. Yes it’s completely commercialised and even a bit naff, but take away all the crap and all the clutter, and what you’re left with is something rather wonderful I think. Today is a day

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LIFE: Pouting In Heels is one year old!…

My little blog is one year old! I cannot quite believe it! The last 12 months have been very eventful on a personal level. Those of you who visit this blog will know that I gave birth to my amazing daughter Elsie Florence back in July. I also moved house (with a seven week old baby!) just a few months after so in all honesty I’m amazed to be sat

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Body image. Stop hating, start loving.

Ok ladies, hands up. Who around here loves their body? By my powers of guesstamation (yes, a new word I’ve conjured up), I’m thinking there may not be many hands in the air right now. But I ask you this. Why on earth is that? Why is it so hard for many of us to love our bodies as they are, right now. Yep, right this very minute. Take a

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