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Office Relocation Essential Checklist

Moving offices can be a challenge to say the least. Whether you are a really small team with a minimal amount to move or whether you are a medium sized business with a substantial amount of office equipment, a stress free move is a well planned move.So here is our essential checklist for any office move, small or large, to make sure that you are as planned and organised as possible.   Call in the Pros The number one way of ensuring your office move is as stress free as possible is to call in the professionals. Look around for a top removals company like Shiply in your local area,… Read More Office Relocation Essential Checklist

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Gifts for Him That You’ll Love too

Wait, it’s his birthday again?!? Didn’t he have one of those last year?   As the years pass by and your man incrementally becomes the man who has everything, it’s increasingly difficult to find unique original gifts he’ll remember for years to come. Unless he really likes socks, which few men do. He’s pretty great and you’re pretty great to him, so the average coffee mug with a little teddy in it just won’t do. So as that big birthday/ anniversary/ just because I love you present looms on the horizon, here are some handy hints nip it in the bud before it becomes a cripplingly heavy load on your… Read More Gifts for Him That You’ll Love too

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The Pressure to ‘Feel Good’

Recently I’ve been swimming a few concepts around in my head and usually the culmination of that time is mostly word vomit, surmounting to not a lot. I listen a lot to conversations when I am out and about, not intentionally but just in passing, or forgetting my headphones and sitting on the tram for 35 minutes. You hear a lot. Many mothers take the tram in groups of two or three. I also know a lot of mothers, and while I don’t talk a lot, I do listen when spoken to. I keep coming back to the same topic, the pressure to ‘feel good’, or as it were, the… Read More The Pressure to ‘Feel Good’

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The Key To Feeling Safe In Your Own Home

When you’re home alone with the kids, every little creak or groan can have you jumping out of your skin. And while it’s almost certainly not an axe-wielding maniac, the point is, in your overactive imagination it totally could be. But we don’t have to create an impenetrable fortress to be able to sleep at night, just utilising a few choice pieces of equipment, and using a bit of common sense, should be sufficient to put your mind at ease every evening. Keep exteriors well lit Whether you’re walking home late at night to a dark house, or you’re inside looking out during another rainstorm (so much for the great… Read More The Key To Feeling Safe In Your Own Home

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Can You Have ‘it’ All?

I am going to be a bit honest here and straight up say – no, I don’t think you can. How depressing I hear you cry! Well, maybe. We are sold multiple memes and videos stating that we can have it all. Work a bit harder, get up earlier, get your balance right, make sacrifices… Unless the large majority of the world are clowns, then why are we constantly juggling for the glimpse of having ‘it’ all. The ‘it’ is all relative too. Your ‘it’ might be a successful business, a loving family and a warm bed at night. Someone else might want all that, a clean home, clever children,… Read More Can You Have ‘it’ All?

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Bloggers are the Shit Stains of Society

The title is a sentence I have recently heard. Apparently the outside world doesn’t have the most favourable view of us bloggers – as a whole. The follow-up was something about ‘whoring out their children’, and although I view it as including children in the content you write, and in your work generally, I don’t think I had really looked at it from an outsider perspective. Do we post pictures of our kids with review items, at events, on our blogs, wearing new threads? Yes, actually we do – are we paid very often to do that? Yep. Is it the same as whoring them out? I think that is where… Read More Bloggers are the Shit Stains of Society

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If You Cut Me, I Bleed Coffee

That is a slight exaggeration. Slight.  I do drink a lot of coffee. When I am on the go I prefer to stick with the classics, a Viennese coffee, a flat white or a large cappuccino are my usual orders while out. If I am back in Rotterdam, I head to Douwe Egberts and order something with a hazelnut twist. I’ve also been trying out independent coffee shops when I can, and I find often the coffee has a stronger and more interesting flavour. At home I am partial to a Bukeela ka, which is Ethiopian or a Dulsão do Brasil which is incredibly creamy and is made from yellow bourbon beans from… Read More If You Cut Me, I Bleed Coffee

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How to be a Friend to Someone With Anxiety

I have read a lot of posts from people with anxiety about how people can help be more aware of what they are going through. I actually have a lot of friends with depression, anxiety and a few other things. I’ve decided to write this based on my experiences of what I have found helps to be a good friend to someone with anxiety, when you don’t suffer from it yourself. It’s not the same today as it was yesterday. Perhaps we had plans on Monday to go shopping and in the morning, while they’re trying to get ready, they actually find they can’t. But Tuesday comes around and they… Read More How to be a Friend to Someone With Anxiety

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Self Care – Lux Gift Edit

Self Care has been sweeping the nation as the thing to do. To get your mind, body and soul all in a great space. How we do that varies from person to person, for me it’s really simple. I run a very hot bath with the bubbles or bath bomb I’ve reserved for this very moment, I hit play on my ‘Relax’ playlist, my bed is made, my towels are warming by the radiator. I light my candles, all scented with something floral and sweet. I use the Balmain shampoo  that smells amazing, and a leave in conditioner while I soak. I make sure that I have time to use the… Read More Self Care – Lux Gift Edit