I spent an amazing few days at my sister’s in Birmingham, jam-packed with gossiping and catching up, play time with my niece, doggy cuddles, delicious healthy food and shopping. I learnt a lot about having little ones. A LOT! So here’s 10 of the important lessons I learnt from looking after my niece…and why I’m not quite ready for my own yet… You can’t even go for a wee without thinking about where’s safe to leave your little one first…and you need to speed pee. I think someone needs to invent a baby sling/holder for the back of the bathroom door so they can be in the bathroom with you and out of harms way. ha.   Pooey nappies aren’t always that bad (OK, I said…

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Yesterday I had my second swimming lesson with Swimming Nature (If you missed my first lesson, you can read it here), and came out feeling so empowered and proud at the progress I’d made. I even mentioned it as a high of the week in our weekly team meeting at work! This week Sam went through a bit of a recap with me, to get me used to being back in the pool and the feel of floating, and being under the water etc. – he was impressed that I’d practised at the weekend too! – before he continued to teach me how to do front crawl. Obviously, practising at the weekend did help – the more you do it and the more you’re in…

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OK, so let’s get it out there right away – I’m rubbish at swimming. I believe I don’t float, it’s so much harder than learning to drive no matter what people say, and yes I find water scary. There, the truth is out. A while ago I had a private swimming lesson, which some of you might have read about (here), and I got into such a good routine of going to my local swimming pool to practice, but recently it’s really slipped  – weekends are so busy in the summer with being away, birthdays, people visiting, etc. What makes it worse, I’m off on holiday soon and really wanted to be a stronger swimmer before that. So when I got invited along to a…

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I wrote not too long ago about wanting to get better at baking and the pop-up boutique which was coming to Brick Lane (read post). Well it’s here! Thursday night I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch – an evening of mingling and learning new techniques from Juliet Sear – cake and baking expert, author of The Cake Decorating Bible and Even Better Baking Ambassador. The Pop-up is reasonably easy to find, it’s located at 12 Drays Walk, Brick Lane but it’s inside Ely’s Yard – the same place as the ZICO Smoothie pop-up. I turned up at 6.30pm and was greeted by Lucy (one of the team behind the running of the Dr Oetker Baking Boutique). She invited me in, offered me a…

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Recently I had my first event. The first I had been involved in since being in PR. The first event I had played a huge part in organising (my Account Manager had been away which gave me more opportunities to pick up extra responsibility). daunting, nerve-wracking, stressful? Yes. Worth it? … How did it go? I actually think it went pretty well, and my Director seemed happy too! Great turn out, everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and have a good time, and the presentation got just the reaction I’d hoped for from the room. What did I learn? – Be prepared – make a list of everything you need to do. Prepare goody bags in advance in case people don’t send the right number of…

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