This is the first time I have done a dance review and I premiered it with Tri-Eka, a show by my former dance teacher’s daughter, Anaya Bolar.
Normally when I go to shows I go with both my daughters or neither and try and find some friends to go with. This time, I decided to go with my eldest daughter, the younger one always falls asleep or spends the whole show talking. So I thought I would try out one to one and hopefully be able to watch this show!
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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:
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These 15 simple steps to create a filing system for your accounts paperwork are aimed at self employed sole traders. You need to keep paperwork for at least 10 years in case you ever get an enquiry from HMRC. Being organised can help your accountant turnover the work faster and also resolve HMRC enquires faster, if you were ever in that situation. Continue reading “15 simple steps to create a filing system for your accounts paperwork”
It’s that time of the year when I start planning what I am going to do for the next quarter and as usual I have created my own planner.
There is a link to buy the planner below, however, because I can’t ever find a planner that I am truly happy with, I decided to have a go at helping you create your own planner. Quarterly planners are easier to start off with as it gives you a chance to change it again if there is something that you are not happy with. Continue reading “How to make your own planner”
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”
Thought I would try something different and write out my day as a list. Yesterday was a particularly unproductive day and I felt very frustrated by not getting a lot done. Tuesday on the other hand had been a really good day. I had managed to complete a few tax returns. Anyway, this was my day yesterday:
- Press snooze
- Wake up
- Quickly get ready
- Wake up the girls
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The Price of Privilege is another parenting book highlighting the plight of parenting in this day and age. The author is a psychologist who treats a lot of wealthy family kids – especially teenagers. The case studies themselves are enough to make you feel unbelievably sad and unhappy. It gets you thinking about your childhood and that of your kids. You hope and pray that you are doing everything right and the doing your best is enough. But there are so many little incidents that ring true that make you think, is that me? Will that happen to my girls? Continue reading “The Price of Privilege – Madeline Levine, Ph.D.”
The Little Book of Talent – 52 Tips for Improving Skills by Daniel Coyle
This is a follow on from the last book, the Talent Code, my review for which can be found here. The 52 tips are split up into three sections as follows:
- Part one: Getting started
Stare, steal and Be Willing to Be Stupid
- Part two: Improving skills
Find the sweet spot, then reach
- Part three: Sustaining Progress
Embrace Repetition, Cultivate Grit, and Keep Big Goals Secret
- Appendix: The New Science of Talent Development
In the last book, he looked at talent from the point of view of a student and a coach. In this book he mainly focuses on honing your talent from the point of view of a student and what a student needs to do to become great. There are 52 tips, however, I have listed out the 17 most important steps that I found useful in a previous blog here.
You can also download this by following this link: Cultivating your talent in 17 steps.
This book too, I found very useful and as my children are at and starting school, this is something I want them to try and practice in all the areas of their studies. Some of the things that he mentions I can see in my older daughter happens almost instinctively without much input from me, especially with her reading and spelling new words. However, I also want it to happen in her maths and her dance and other after school activities apart from watching spongebob squarepants on loop.
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”