Short Story Writing Course – Day 2

On Wednesday 1st May, I went to the second lesson of this short story writing course that Dr Rebecca Burns is teaching. I remembered last time feeling quite cold in this room and I thought with it being an evening, it might get cool again by the time we finish. I was wrong. This time the room was boiling hot when we first walked in although it became more bearable as the course went on.

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Hands Free Life

Hands Free Life by Rachel Macy Stafford

9 habits for overcoming distraction, living better and loving more.

One of the best things about this book, Hands Free Life, is that it covered the need to talk about internet and online safety and sibling bonding. For online safety, obviously it wasn’t covered or word for word what to say to your child but it did give you ideas on where to start and that it’s never too late to start talking about it. This was based on going to an online safety conference and hearing people talk about it and what it was that they wished their parents had said to them.

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Short Story Writing Course – Day 1

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.

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Going back to being an employee

After almost an 8-year hiatus I have been an employee for just over a year. Over the 8 years, I didn’t completely stop working but I chose to spend more time with my daughters while they were still small, rather than focus on my career. I undertook short-term, ad hoc sub-contracts picking and choosing flexible work that I thought I could fit in between looking after the girls without becoming too exhausted.

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The Numbers Business – Della Hudson

This is the book I wished I had when I first started working for myself with big dreams of starting my own accountancy firm. For anyone who is dreaming of starting an accountancy practice, especially if they are considering doing it on a part-time basis around school runs, this book provides the most useful information I have ever read and is very inspiring.

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Accounting for Bloggers – free download

February turned into an ‘Accounting for Bloggers’ month on my site. As a blogger, that might be the last thing you want to do. In reality, apart from accountants, who really wants to think about accounts? Still, if you have decided to monetise your blog and it is creeping over the £1,000 mark, you may need to start considering your tax position.

If you missed February’s Accounting for Bloggers month, don’t worry. This post will summarise everything that was covered in the four-part series.

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