How Technology Has Changed Our Lives

AD | I talk a lot about working from home, self employment and making money online on my blog. I’m incredibly thankful that I’m in a position where I can make money from my laptop or my phone and even from the comfort of my own bed. It hasn’t been without years of grafting, hard […]

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10 Year Challenge: Things I’ve Achieved in 10 Years

As 2019 rolled on in, so did the start of the 10 year challenge, a challenge in which we would post photos of ourselves from 2009 and then from 2019 to see how much we’d changed or how much of a “glow up” we’d been through. Now, as someone who is deeply unhappy with her […]

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Getting Money Savvy in 2019

AD | Money makes the world go round, the world go round, the world go round. Money makes the world go round, it makes the world go round. A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound. 10 points to whoever knows where that’s from. But anyway, enough singing. Today I’m talking about money *halt […]

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6 Essentials For Your First Business Trip to Japan *

#AD Japan is an incredible country, and everyone should do themselves a favor by visiting it at least once in their lives. However, they do things a little differently over there, at least as far as most other countries are concerned. If you’re there on a business trip, these little things have the potential to […]

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Blogging Goals for 2019 [ft. Yankee Candle]

#GIFTED I guess before I start, I’d better say… Happy New Year! I really enjoyed those 7 weeks of 2018 and truly cannot believe that we’re here, once more, saying hello to a brand new year. It’s funny, you’d think nobody understood how time worked with how shocked and appalled we all are at how […]

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2018 Reflections: Personal highlights, blogging, notable movies & more!

Another year, another yearly reflections post. Can you honestly believe that we’re done with 2018 already? This has without a doubt been the quickest year I have ever experienced. It feels like Christmas 2017 was only a month ago, Easter was last week and Summer ended only a mere few days ago. But just like […]

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The importance of your work space when you’re self employed *

I’ve been a self-employed blogger for a good 2 or so years now and before that, I was a self employed online business owner, which I sadly closed down in August this year. So it’s safe to say that I’ve had a lot of time, practice and experience of working by myself and for myself […]

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Growing your blog as a business

I’ve had the idea for this post sitting in the notes on my phone for literally months now but haven’t taken the plunge (plunge… isn’t that a brilliant word) to actually sit down and write it yet. Partly because there’s a lot of information involved and I’m a bit overwhelmed at where to start and […]

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My blogging journey (and where I hope to go from here)

Despite no other area of my life being particularly straight forward or successful, I’d say my blogging journey is something I can be proud of. Which is a huge thing for me to say because in general, nothing I ever do is good enough and I spend my entire life comparing myself to other people. […]

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When one door closes…

It is with a heavy heart that I’m here to announce the closure of my little blog tour business Neverland Blog Tours. If you’re active in the book blogging community, you’ll be familiar with blog tours and their place in book promotion. If you’re not and don’t really care then that’s fine too. But regardless […]

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Q&A with Klara from Magic Chest

Last month, I was lucky enough to receive a bookish subscription box from Magic Chest to review. If you read my review of that box here, you’ll know that I absolutely loved it. It was such a well put together box, with amazing contents and an incredible sounding book to go with it. Obviously, these […]

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2018 blogging & business goals 

I haven’t wrote a blog post in a good month now. I’ve not really been in the right frame of mind to do so and despite putting “write blog post” on my to-do list every day for the past 2 weeks, it hasn’t happened, I haven’t been able to bring myself to do it because […]

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How to stay productive when working from home

I’ve been self-employed and working from home for a good 3 years now. I started my own online book touring business up from scratch, gained a client base and continue to grow and grow and get evermore busy. I also make a small income from my blog, which also requires more working from home, on my […]

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Q&A: Self-employment & owning a business *

I’m an online business owner and naturally because of that, I’m self-employed as well. And I’m always open to talk about that area of my life; because it is such a huge and important part of it. Today, I’m teaming up with FSB to do a little Q&A to answer your questions about self-employment and […]

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My blogging & business essentials

Working from home, having my own business and running a blog you can imagine that without certain items, I’d be pretty lost. Try blogging without a phone or a laptop or taking blog photos without a camera. You get my gist. I rely on my “stuff” to do what I have to do every day and […]

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Define success on your own terms 

The other week, it was my blogs 4th blogoversary! I don’t know where those 4 years have gone; it’s been an almighty blur and I can’t distinguish one year from the next any more. It feels like only mere months ago that I had my first ever blog design, I had a handful of followers […]

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Dorkface Stickers Review (I’m Sorry This is a Boring Title)

You probably all know Jemma, from Dorkface. Blogger, creator of #TheGirlGang and if you didn’t know, a very talented designer and artist. A good while ago now, Jemma asked around on Twitter for anyone who might want to review some of her stickers that she designs herself and sells and I registered my interest because they’re hella […]

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