When thinking about a start up or wanting to turn your hobby into an income stream, you will need advice on what do and the best way to do it. As someone who’s been through this before I can tell you every man and his dog will give you their views on what they think you should do. There is so much information out there it can be really overwhelming & frustrating and scary to think of exactly what SHOULD be done.My advice as someone who’s dabbled in small and online business is to just start. No matter if you are writing a book, selling on Etsy or setting up a stall to sell candles at your local market – you can’t let the information overload stop you from getting going. Mistakes will most definitely be made but that’s how you learn. There will never be a perfect time to start – you just have to jump in.Research is necessary, and I’ve listed my personal favourite books that should definitely be on your bedside table if you are serious about starting a small business.
Today, March 20th is the International Day of Happiness. What a perfectly good excuse to think about what makes you happy. Is happiness really a state of mind? Thanks (not) to the power of technology & media, we are constantly barraged with the hate, grief and catastrophe happening all over the world. Due to this … Read More about What Makes You Happy?
God I love spending my weekends washing & cleaning (said NO.ONE.EVER.) There are 2 main things that must be done each and every day to keep your house running smoothly. Find out why my house marches on dishes & laundry. I’ve done loads of research on the subject – trying to find the best, … Read More about My house marches on dishes and laundry
These French Prawn Rolls are the ultimate seafood indulgence. Hot, buttery, crunchy baguettes filled with cold, creamy prawns and a mouthful of flavours that will most certainly tempt your tastebuds. Trust me when I tell you these will be very popular! Always a crowd pleaser and very easy to put together. They also work really well … Read More about French Prawn Rolls
Schools back in session. Whoohoo! Now holidays are over I can get back into my routine of making a week’s worth of lunches on the weekend, which saves me from stressing and rushing throughout the week. I love making my girls all sorts of different things to eat at school as it keeps things interesting…no … Read More about 20 of the best School Lunch Ideas
Freezer Friendly meals are a game-changer. They are great time savers and the equivalent of autopilot dinners. With school going back very soon its a super simple thing you can do right now to save your sanity those first few weeks back (and then every week of your life after that). Just like anything … Read More about 10 of the best freezer friendly meals
I’m doing an online course over at The Busy Budgeter at the moment called Hot Mess to Home Success! Now. Let me just preface this by saying that I am already a pretty organised person, but every little bit helps right?! Anyhoo, one of the course modules speaks about having a capsule wardrobe. When … Read More about Why Create A Capsule Wardrobe?
I drove past a billboard many years ago that read “Life is not a dress rehearsal”. It’s always stuck in my mind, probably as I agree wholeheartedly. I have always thought life is about living – not existing. Be sporadic, explore the tracks, take a chance. Why not indeed? I never wanted to be … Read More about Life is about living – not existing
Right, so I swung past the big 4.0 this past weekend. A bit of a fizzer perhaps, esp. for a party girl like me (no big party was had). To be honest, I didn’t really want one. I had so many other things on my mind that a party was the last thing I needed. … Read More about Right, so I swung past the big 4.0 this past weekend…
The thought of curling up in a warm little corner shop on a cold European day with a table full of simple yet fabulous food somehow makes me misty for Paris. I will get there….one day. In the meantime, I will savor the delights of French gastronomy with meals like these Steamed Mussels in … Read More about Steamed Mussels in Garlic & Wine