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Dip in and out of my recent thoughts on writing, web design, family and lifestyle

Blogging: it’s Better than Biscuits

If you’d told me 20 years ago – even five years ago – that I’d be doing what I’ve done this week, I would never have believed you. On Wednesday morning, I went to an SJPoole networking session – not to learn from the visiting expert, but to be her. I delivered an...

Things I’ll miss about Reception Year

The time has flown by – as it always seems to do, now we are all in the cycle of the school year – and our littlest boy is almost at the end of his Reception year at school. Which made me realise that it’s not just the end for him; it’s the last Reception year we will...

School Places – when did it get so tough?

When did it become like this? Do you remember anxiety, bated breath and crossed fingers when your parents applied for your school place? I don’t recall any of that - there was a process(probably just a chat with a nice lady at the council, back in the 80s - I'm not...

Christmas magic please – the sooner the better

I don’t need to ask the kids twice, and the husband surprisingly needed very little convincing as well – so the Christmas decorations are going up this weekend! This is a big break from the tradition I was brought up on. In our house, we were lucky if there was a hint...

Terrible Web Design Mistakes

I've been a website user since my first look at Amazon in 2001, and I'm a fussy one. I know immediately if I like a business’s website, and it plays a big part in whether I decide to become a customer. When you’re designing your own website, it can be hard to judge...

The end of term seems so far away – until it isn’t

I realised today I have only two full weeks left of school days before the end of term. That means some serious planning – which probably should have been done a while back – now needs to take place. I’m discovering just how quickly time turns now both children are...

Facebook newsfeed – should we be worried?

Lots of the small businesses I follow on Facebook are concerned about the changes Mark Zuckerberg announced at the start of the year. So many startups have built their business entirely on Facebook - never before has there been such a far-reaching, affordable platform...

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