Living Self-Sufficiently: What Green Habits Will You Adopt?

Living self-sufficiently – World events have forced many of us to start taking sustainability seriously. The looming threats of further lockdowns and future pandemics. The (UK) government’s lack of action and funding on climate change – in fact, recent parliamentary actions are actively reducing food safety and security when we […]

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COVID-19: Is Your Business Prepared for a Post-Pandemic World?

As the end of 2020 approaches we are starting to think about what comes next. This article by a contributor offers some suggestions to help you and your business move forward.   Preparing Your Business Following the restrictions placed by different governments around the world on people’s movement, it has […]


We’ve Already Invented A Time Machine

  I’m a sci-fi fan. And a Trekkie. One of the most memorably brilliant books I’ve read in a long time is ‘Time and Time Again’ by Ben Elton. It’s about time travel. Travelling back and righting a wrong in history to change the course of the future. The twist […]

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Book review and tips on essentialism

Essentialism: Inspiration and A Book Review

  Remember Marie Condo? Her decluttering methodology was so 2019.Her approach to clearing out your wardrobe was to only keep the clothes that ‘spark joy’, then thank the rest of your clothes before putting them in the charity bag. I bet there are thousands of people regretting putting that fluffy […]


Simple Ways to Make Your Business Look More Professional

Professional first impressions count. You need to look and behave professionally to have a successful business. Back in the spring, I needed a roofer to fix a leak. As so many of us do, I took to Facebook and asked for recommendations. One came back and the roofer was trading […]

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Medical practices moving online

Medical Practices That Have Made A Move Online

As life relies more and more on digital, a contributor explores how this has impacted medical practices…   Medical Practice Moving Online Our world was well and truly heading towards an extremely digitalized way of life anyway, now, with Covid-19, a lot of this progress had had to move more […]


Homemade Natural Deodorant That Really Works

I can’t help but wonder what nasty chemicals go into the deodorant I slather onto my sweaty armpits every day. Often packed in single use plastic, I’ve tried to use mostly deodorant in glass bottles – but that still creates recycling. Living more sustainably has always been important to me, but […]

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Should Shaming: What Expectations Are Holding You Back?

“You’re not a failure for not being where you think you ‘should’ be” Seeing that quote shared on Social Media reminded me of this blog I wrote a few years ago. It’s just as relevant today as it was then.     Are You A Should Shamer? I was at […]


Are You Brave Enough To Say No To A Job?

I turned down a job. I won’t bore you with the details of how I ended up in a car park in Easton in Bristol being asked to confirm a start date for a job I had neither applied for or accepted. I agonised over the circumstances of the job […]

Why I turned down a job