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Personal, Planning

Setting up my planner to keep track of my resolutions

So I showed you last week what my goals were for 2014 and thought next I’d show you how some of that fits into my planning. Firstly, I wanted to make a goal/task sheet for my planner, as it didn’t come with notes pages, and I wanted something sturdy, like cardboard. I gave myself the challenge of designing one in Silhouette and then cutting it using some thick ivory card I have for cardmaking. I’m pretty happy with the result – it fit first time! It wasn’t all  ...

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Review: Pills, Thrills and Methadone Spills

During the annoying week of WordPress being down I was approached and asked to review a book as given the subject matter it was something I knew rather a lot about: life in a dispensary. It’s not just counting tablets you know. Well okay maybe it is. But there’s also the delightful patients, creating the perfect cup of tea, and trying to keep a straight face when asked for something incredibly embarrassing by someone old enough to be your grandmother. It’s not all good fun  ...

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John Frieda Salon Shine Hairdryer review

My trusty Mark Hill hairdryer went pop. *sad face* I say trusty because it was nice to my hair, it sadly only lasted around 9 months so I decided I’d exchange it for an upgrade. Thankfully I had an old Phillips hairdryer that had served me well over the years lying around so I could take a few days to decide on which replacement I wanted. I knew I didn’t want another Mark Hill and after browsing it came down to just two; the John Frieda Salon Shine and the Panasonic Nanoe which  ...

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Another 2014 resolutions post…

As if you needed to read another one, huh? But I’m a firm believer in if you make your resolutions public, then you’re more likely to stick to them. And this will provide the perfect means to reflect on my 2014 achievements on the 1st Jan 2015. Fingers crossed you completed it all, future me! There was a general theme when I was thinking about what I wanted to achieve in 2014. I’m not usually big on making grand plans at the turn of midnight but for some reason this year I  ...

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