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Online Musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber

So we’re several weeks into lockdown and working from home each day can be mostly confusing! I’ve found it’s really important to have boundaries between work and home life to make sure I switch between the two and ensure I have evenings and weekends with my daughter and feel ready and motivated to work each […]

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Put Yourself First book

AD Book Printing UK sent me a wonderful book to review, ‘Put Yourself First’, by Marianne Killick. I was only too happy to read and review something that was marketed as ‘my own personal health coach in a book’. Prioritising our own health and well-being is really difficult for a lot of us and sometimes […]

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Lone Wolf

My route to self-publishing a book took a very long time. Many years ago, I finally got around to finishing a book I started to write just before my daughter was born (she’s now 14!). Sleepless nights and endless nappies took their toll and my notes and ideas were just lost in a drawer for […]

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AD When I last wrote about traditional Geordie home cooking and foods it took me back to the good old days of Comptons gravy salt and Atora beef suet but there’s no reason why the same traditional dishes can’t have a bit of a modern twist thrown at them with a brand new recipe mix […]

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I love wreaths for the door at Christmas, but it can be expensive to buy one or even attend a workshop to make one, so why not make one yourself? It might be easier than you think and you can make use of natural foliage much more (sourced responsibly of course lovely people). As I […]

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LOOPED is an open and transparent effort to make safe and effective basic closed loop technology widely available to reduce the burden of Type 1 diabetes. So what does all that mean? Since my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 4 years ago it has taken over our lives and while it doesn’t stop […]

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My employer recently set up some free wellbeing events at work. Such a great idea, workplace health and wellbeing is moving up the corporate agenda and more and more businesses now recognise the benefits of taking care of their most important asset – their staff. It aims to increase productivity, mental clarity and creativity of […]

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My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 9 years old. I had no idea there were different types and the similar sounding names can be confusing. But I don’t get cross or upset when people don’t understand and assume she can’t eat sugar or may be overweight, because I had no idea what […]

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Choosing a camera is quite a personal thing and there are a lot of factors that influence the purchase, not least the price!! Depending upon your usage you need to choose wisely, so whatever you decide, ultimately you need to start at the beginning and think about what you will be taking photos of and if […]

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My daughter was 9 when she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. A life-changing day for the whole family. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition, which means your immune system attacks healthy body tissue by mistake. In this case, it attacks the cells in your pancreas. Your damaged pancreas is then unable to produce […]

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My friend just sent me a personalised link to Honey, its basically a browser extension which works with Chrome that finds and applies coupon codes when you shop online. She recently used it with success when through Groupon she found a hotel deal for one night plus prosecco and in addition to the already discounted groupon […]

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And the answer to that question is yes!! But if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes I would not have believed it!! I’ve spent the last 4 weeks making a green smoothie for my breakfast each day, and whizzing it up in my Nutribullet (affiliate) It’s been dead easy, a bit of curly kale, […]

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