The Perfect Pot of Tea
Mar11

The Perfect Pot of Tea

Having had friends over for a Sunday lunch and I  pushed the boat out and actually made a cake!  Delia Smiths low fat carrot cake was a success so whilst cutting it, the conversation naturally turned to tea and so off I went to make a cup of tea for my rather full guests. I do have a teapot – but I’m the only tea drinker in the house so it rarely gets used.  I’m also extremely fussy, liking my tea to look like...

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Changing Rooms a thing of the Past?
Mar11

Changing Rooms a thing of the Past?

I love this article – in promising the demise of the changing room I felt such joy!  I hate changing rooms and the hideous mirrors. No matter who you are, they always seem to make you larger than you really are, shadows make your face look gaunt and the intense bright light makes even the bronzed of skin look pale…it’s a grim experience and one of the reasons I actually hate clothes shopping  The whole shopping...

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Margarine v Butter – the new FATs war!
Mar11

Margarine v Butter – the new FATs war!

As a child of the 70′s my parents ate butter and all matter of fatty things, regaling stories of how they put dripping on their bread as a snack…to my delicate ears it just sounded totally grim. So growing up in the 80′s obviously I knew butter (urgh!) and decided that I would move on to the newfangled margarines that didn’t have as much fat in them…concious of the need to maintain a good weight (I was a...

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Thinking about setting up your own business?

If you have been thinking about setting up on your own, whether starting small with aspirations to take over the world, or you just want to try and earn a few pennies with a favourite hobby, the options are endless and so long as you’re passionate about what you do, I’m sure you can make a success of it..here’s a little bit about how we got started. Lente_Designs_V1 If you enjoy it, need a flexible way of life, give...

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YouTube for Kids!
Feb28

YouTube for Kids!

Well, I guess it’s a good idea? Recently a friends child was on YouTube searching for articles relating to Minecraft and watching tutorials on how to do particular tasks  .. trying to learn & improve his knowledge which was great, until mum realised that some of the clips contained some pretty colourful language which clearly came as a bit of shock! It seems like this version of YouTube is heading in the right direction but...

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Understanding Depression
Feb23

Understanding Depression

Being in my 40′s it’s amazing how often the subject of depression pops up!  From all ages and from a wide and unexpected people and especially I think all of us are aware of it from magazines & news.  Obviously Stephen Fry helped raise the subject & for someone so incredibly funny it makes you stop and think .  Recently the events of Robin Williams battling depression and having watched the latest “Mocking...

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The Telegraph Interview
Feb22

The Telegraph Interview

This article was produced in conjunction with Amazon & The Telegraph, as with all these things, you can talk for hours and only a snippit of what was said is conveyed…I’m learning a lot about how something you say can be perceived so differently by different people and how the slant and angles that are emphasised can mean something can read differently.  It’s all a big learning curve for sure!...

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Annabel Karmel – calling all mumpreneurs
Feb21

Annabel Karmel – calling all mumpreneurs

I’ve been working with Amazon & Annabel Karmel to tell our story …I know some of you know it inside out but hopefully we can inspire others to set up their business and doing something fun/creative/rewarding too!...

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