Ok, I admit, I’m a bit of a course junkie, especially when
it comes to online courses as they are sooo flexible.
However, on Wednesday 3rd April 2019, I attended the first day
of the short story writing course in Leicester. It was a two hour course and it
was the first time in ages that I’ve attended a course which involved
physically going to a classroom and meeting other people.
Continue reading “Short Story Writing Course – Day 1”
My top five favourite accountants on Instagram all happen to be women. It wasn’t a conscious decision to find just women but it does seem that there are more women out there starting their own business. Maybe its the social media effect or maybe when you are so into something that is all you see.
Lately, while on Instagram, I’ve been finding quite a few accountants. My initial thought was how is this even possible? What kind of picture would you put up? Another P&L account. Maybe lots of numbers. Or Oooh! Look! The balance sheet balances!
However, these accountants are pretty normal and still somehow manage to make accounts look good on Instagram. Sometimes, I wish I was starting my own accountancy practice now as it seems like a really exciting period to be a woman and become a sole practitioner. Anyway, here’s my list of the top five (female) accountants that I have found so far:
Continue reading “My Top 5 Accountants on Instagram”
I’ve done it! I’ve actually got through 28 days of no sugar. It wasn’t easy though. I survived 5 birthday’s that involved saying no to cake, I survived half term outings without sweets, chocolates or biscuits, pancake day and valentine’s day.
The starting was the hardest but it got a little easier as the days went on. Here are 7 things that I discovered along the way:
Hands Free Mama is an amazing book and Rachel has a way of writing which is very emotional and very raw. The book starts with turning off your gadgets so you can spend more time with your children and partner. However, it goes into more depth and just turning off your mobile phone is not enough, you need to connect and be present for your kids. Continue reading “Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford”
I’m still reeling from #BML17. It was my first time at a blogging conference and it was so amazing. I wasn’t totally sure what to expect and what I was hoping to achieve by going there. Maybe some tips for my blog as I am looking to make some changes or maybe meet a few people. If all else fails, go to some courses that were on, keep my head down and hopefully learn a few things. Continue reading “#BML17 and still on a high”
Do you ever get to the stage when you’ve been using your diary or planner and then almost out of nowhere you just hate it? Or you just want a change in your diary but you’re bound to your diary for another 9 months? Or you want to go from an academic year diary to a full year diary but only need the diary for 3 to 6 months because the only other options is 18 months? Continue reading “September 2017 – planner for one month”
This year we decided to go on holiday for 10 days to sunny Fuerteventura. I was a bit unsure about 10 days. Wouldn’t we get bored? What are we going to do for 10 whole days in the same place? But it actually went quite fast. Continue reading “Back from sunny Fuerteventura”
Here are my top 5 inspiring teachers I’ve had so far. Not all of them are school teachers but they are definitely people who left a big impact on my learning journey. Continue reading “My top 5 inspiring teachers”
My daughters are so excited about the wedding this weekend. The first thing they were looking forward to for almost two months was the mehndi night. Finally, they got their mehndi done on Tuesday night. My youngest daughter’s mehndi really is beautiful. She managed to keep her hand straight and refused to take it off, doing everything possible to keep it on in order to make it last longer. Continue reading “Mehndi Night!”
Last Thursday I attended the women in tax meeting at the RSM offices in Leicester. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would it be formal? Would I have to talk about anything? I’m I intelligent enough to talk about anything tax related? It has been a while since I felt proficient in tax. The most I do now are personal tax returns. And I do generally leave it till the end of the year to really worry and think about them. Continue reading “Women in Tax – Leicester”