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Instagram Inspiration – March

It’s an unusually colourful selection from me this month – must be all that spring light and falling blossom. Here’s your monthly dose of oh-why-didn’t-I-take-that-shot?      Comparison is the thief of joy though, remember? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Whose work have you been loving this month? As always, I’m hungry for more!

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Podcast 7: Finding your right people online, with Tara Swiger

“You don’t want to be Walmart. You want to make the people who you serve ridiculously excited.” Tara’s instagram | site| twitter | blog & podcast | youtube Tara Swiger is an infectuously enthusiastic US-based author and business coach for makers and creatives, & one of my favourite people online. (She’s also more Star Trek than Star Wars, but we’ll forgive her

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my recent “beauty” faves

I’m putting ‘beauty’ in inverted commas because I’m pretty sure nobody uses these things to be beautiful. I don’t get up every morning and spend twenty minutes painting my face with oh-so-subtle cosmetics because I think I’m some sort of stunner. Women wear makeup to try and look normal, because even if we know that

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Podcast 5 – Avoiding the comparison trap

Listen in iTunes | Listen in Soundcloud  ‘Comparison is the thief of joy’. We’ve all heard, read or pinned it on Pinterest, but how can we keep our worry about other people’s success in perspective, and avoid falling into the comparison trap? This week I share lessons about learning from our envy at other people’s achievements, and

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before & after – kitchen & bathroom makeover

(SLIDE THE WHITE ARROW) When we bought our home, it had sat on the market for a number of years. It was in a gorgeous area, and had a surprisingly big square footage. But something was putting people off. If, like me, you devoted a chunk of your student years to watching property shows on daytime television,

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