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Review of the Rebuilding Society

A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to review the Rebuilding Society website. I had heard of crowd-funding and peer-to-peer lending before, so I was delighted to spend some time researching the concept. As I run a small business, it is always great to know the options that are available to us in terms of funding.  Lending via the Rebuilding Society This time, I dealt with the Rebuilding Society as a lender, having £50 to lend to one of the companies listed on the Marketplace. I took a little while to choose a company to lend to, because…

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An interview with Rebecca Adlington

I was honoured to have the chance to interview Rebecca Adlington. At the time, she was launching her own swim school for children. We had a chat over the phone and I asked her all about her tips for building water confidence in children. She had some great ideas for how to help children to overcome fear of the water. We also talked about competitive swimming and how to keep young people interested in sport once their competitive swimming days were over. Rebecca Adlington’s views on the link between swimming and confidence Q1. Recent research has shown that swimming has…

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Saying Goodbye

We will miss you Snoopy.xx

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Life in two dimensions

I wrote the below post not long after Libby was first diagnosed with a squint. Unfortunately, by the time we realised there was something wrong, it was too late to correct her 3D vision. If you have concerns about a baby looking cross eyed, do get them checked out by a GP even if the health visitors haven’t picked up on it. Libby can see fine now and looks beautiful in her glasses but I do wish we had picked it up earlier so that she could have had a chance of ending up with perfect vision. How we realised…

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Goodnight little cat

Sadly we had to have our dear old cat Simba put to sleep today. She had kidney failure, she was on a special diet and she’d had some injections at the vets but it didn’t work and she’d got so weak she was struggling to walk. The vet said we could have had a couple more days with her and waited until she couldn’t lift her head but that would have been for our sake not hers, it wouldn’t have been fair to let her suffer.  Simba was my cat, I had her for 9 years and she was an…

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