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A letter to phone calls: Why I hate speaking on the phone

  Dear phone calls, I’ve struggled with you over the years. And I’ve done my best to fall in love with you, like you even. But it’s time to admit that well, in all honesty, I just don’t like you very much. In fact – please don’t be hurt by this – but I actually like you very little. I don’t know why. To be fair, it’s not like I

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LESSONS FROM ELSIE: The gift of undivided attention

SOME of you may have noticed that there wasn’t a post from me on Monday. I like to try and post at least three times a week on Pouting In Heels. It’s a do-able amount for me (usually) and hopefully enough content for you guys to keep things interesting. Posting three times a week is something I try and stick with when I can, but this week I couldn’t do

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The five best phrases to live by

THE English language sure is beautiful… But when it comes to words, I always think it’s the simple ones that have the most power. To prove my point, here are the best five phrases you will ever need to get through life. Ready? Here goes.   “I’m sorry” Let’s face it none of us are perfect. Nope, not even me. So for those times that you’ve messed up, hurt someone

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FRIDAY FIVE: Fabulous christening gifts that won’t cost the earth…

IF you’ve got a christening coming up and are stuck for present ideas, then fear not. Here are five lovely christening gifts, that will cost you less than £20 and are a little bit different to the norm. After all, there are only so many silver spoons and egg cups a child can have ;-) * Name a star Yes folks for the un-princely sum of £20, you can name

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FRIDAY FIVE: Why Elsie and I love children’s books by Giles Paley-Phillips

AS a HUGE book fan (I will NEVER own a kindle) it’s perhaps no surprise to learn that I’m passionate about getting my little Elsie interested in books. Admittedly, she is very young still, however I’m already introducing her to all kinds of books from soft ones to squeaky ones, ‘baby’ ones to more grown up children’s ones. Two children’s books that have become firm favourites with Elsie (and myself)

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FRIDAY FIVE: Simple ways to make a stranger’s day…

THE world would be a much lovelier place if we all did something nice for each other, every now and then, don’t you think? So why not make a little effort today and make a stranger’s day by surprising them with a thoughtful gesture. Stuck for ideas? Fret not my pretties! Here are five easy peasy ways to cheer up someone you don’t even know. * Smile ‘A smile costs nothing

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LIFE: My love for #postcircle

WHEN it comes to communicating, handwritten letters are where magic lies. You can keep your texts, emails and tweets. In my opinion, if you really want to make someone’s day, a surprise in the post is the best way to make someone smile. Unfortunately ‘happy post’ is a bit of a rarity these days. Our letterboxes that years ago brought all kinds of fabulous correspondence into people’s lives, are now

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