This morning, we were lucky enough to be invited to the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham to collect our annual passes that we won after our last trip there.  First stop was the penguins. Here, I spent a considerable amount of time arguing with Lia. It may sound a little bit odd arguing with someone who can only say a few words.  But sometimes, I can’t help getting sucked in. The argument went a little bit like this:  Me: Look Lia, penguins.  Lia: Duck, duck! Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack.  Me: No Lia, it’s a penguin, not a duck.  Lia:…

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Far be it from me to suggest that I am years ahead of the British market, or a trend setter in any way. But just as a one off, I’m pretty pleased with myself.  Because this week, Friday feature #12 is about a real up and coming product on the British market. And one that I bought in New Zealand nearly 7 years ago.  These recycled beer bottle glasses are sold by the Go Eco Store. The whole ethos of the store is that its gifts are recycled, fair trade and ethical. But the glasses are my personal favourite. There are…

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This week has been just as manic as any other, but pretty good nonetheless.  Our bathroom is pretty much finished now, so we’re trying to find the time to tidy up the rest of the house and think about getting it on the market.  I’m also really close to getting started on my new business, I think it should be up and running by the middle of next month.  But really, the big news this week has come today, in the form of a very special birthday.  Libby is three years old today. This is the first time that she…

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Sadly, I don’t have a time machine. There still aren’t enough hours in the day and I’m still not getting anywhere near enough sleep or exercise.  That said, I had a bit of a brainwave to help me to make the best of the time I do have. I say a brainwave. It was staring me in the face all along – literally.  I regularly read about people doing a digital detox. Walking away from their phones or disabling their Facebook profiles. I quite like the idea of this, but it’s not for me. So much of my work is…

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That phrase, “Jack of all trades.”  What does it really mean? Do you ever wonder if that’s you? If you answer yes to more than half of these you probably already know the answer.  1. You’ve always envied those people who were good at something. But not quite good, or doing it to an acceptable standard. Or even forging a successful career in something. Really good, award winning, gold medal winning good.  2. You wish you’d listened when your parents tried to tell you that you couldn’t do it all.  3. You wish you could take your own advice right…

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