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Travelling solo as a woman

Travelling solo as a woman is something many of us dream about. Some of us summon up the courage to do so and for some it remains out of reach for now. As a woman, you should never say never to exciting opportunities to broaden your horizons. With this in

The Silver Moon Storybook by Elaine Gunn

The Silver Moon Storybook is a beautiful book that would make a great gift for any age from younger children to adults. It consists of seven short stories of the fairy tale variety weaving timeless themes into its wonderful stories. What I loved about the book The book is lovely to hold

Complete guide to fair trade chocolate

The Fairtrade System currently works with more than 1.65 million farmers across 74 different countries around the world to bring us some of the most delicious treats known to woman from coffee to chocolate. What is your guilty pleasure when it comes to chocolate? Do you opt for a magnificent

How can access to contraception be improved in the UK

Access to good quality and affordable contraception should be every woman’s state-guaranteed right. Even though this issue exists in developing nations around the world where even primary healthcare is a luxury for most, it is surprising to see that developed nations face this issue as well. A stark number of

Employee rights for women

We are all equal in the workplace but some of us are more equal than others… as George Orwell almost said. The UK’s #EmployeeRightsDay  shines a light on the rights we should celebrate, but also the stories we can share about experiences in the workplace. Founder Alex Monaco is an employment law solicitor and author of The Resignation

The Top 7 Tag

Several people have nominated me for this one and I am so sorry but I have los track so will for now mention the amazingly feisty, wise and warm Kelly from Daydreams of Mum and thank her for the Top 7 Tag. My Top 7 posts of 2018 Please don't say this

How you can go green

If you’ve got a family, it’s only natural to want to be able to provide the best for them. It shouldn’t mean you’re just focusing on the present, as being able to provide for them in the future is equally important. Being eco-wise means, you’re doing all you can to

Positives from my week

I am going to try to ensure I count my blessings every week on my blog this year. It is always good to reflect on what is going well and all to easy to slip into negative thinking with the focus on things that are less than perfect. 1. We are

Dear Polly

Dear Polly As you know I have never written to you, emailed you or texted you. We are not acquaintances or friends. Until recently, I knew so little about you and now you are dead I know so much more. How daft is that? The other night when tired and clicking away

A cheerful New Year

Has the world actually woken up after the Christmas break? It feels very quiet as if people are indulging in another week of time off. I am sure that cannot be right but it is how it feels here. So whilst things are more relaxed that usual, I am

5 ways to save on printing costs at home

There are many reasons you might want to use a home printer. You may work from home like my husband and occasionally need to print off documents including letters and leaflets. I home educate so am constantly searching for worksheets and other resources. It is so much easier to use

5 top tips for setting up your home office

Working from home is becoming increasingly popular with many of us trying to escape exhausting commutes whilst balancing family and work lives. Setting up a home office seems like a dream but you need to get it organised to keep the right distance between what is work and what is personal. What

Your best resolution for a Happy New Year

How do you feel about making New Year resolutions? Although we can approach a brand new year with great hopes that our lives can be so much better, resolutions may not be the way to make that happen. It's a dark time of year when we are exhausted after Christmas