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Surviving Christmas

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You've probably seen nearly every shop in the world declaring yesterday as 100 days until Christmas. Whether that fills you with dread or you're simply giddy with excitement now is the time to get your survival plan together. With the help of a few friends I've put together our top tips for getting through Christmas without a hitch. In no particular order: 1. Prepare Prepare Prepare. And I don't just mean your products. To minimise stress it's best to start thinking about preparing for Christmas so far in advance you can comfortably do it in shorts. But let's say you've not done...

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Cards of Support: phrases and thoughts.

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I'm still overwhelmed by the response to my last blog post. (You can read it here.) Thank you so much to everyone that got in touch, who gave their opinion, advice and pointed me in the right direction. I was apprehensive about sharing- it's such a personal, sensitive subject and the last thing I wanted to do was offend anyone- but it seems that I needn't have worried. I know it's a big project, and like I said, one bigger than me but I think we're on the right track. Any difference I can make is worth it. I've taken...

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A Big Topic...

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"New research has shown that only one in four people who have experienced a mental health problem have received a get well card during their illness, even though 80% say that a card would be a good way for others to let them know they are thinking of them." time-to-change.org.uk* NB: I've done my best to write this without bogging you down with facts, figures and sources. If you would like more links let me know. I've been reading a lot about the power of cards recently. I know it's a subject far bigger than me and something I don't...

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The importance of lists!

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Earlier this week I was challenged to write a list of 5 things I wanted to achieve in the coming year. At first I thought it was going to be a hard task but surprisingly they came pretty easily to me. They were goals that had been sitting at the back of my mind for a while but putting them down on paper instantly made them feel real, like I had to stick to them. One of them was to write more and raise my blog game so what better way to cement them in the world for all to see! (This way...

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First 5 Photo Challenge

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Oh wow- I've been nominated by the lovely Gemma from Newton and the Apple to share some of my first pictures as well as the background and beginnings of Zoe Brennan. I didn't really know where to start to be honest! I guess the best place to begin is why Zoe Brennan started. Before I decided to go solo I was part of a creative duo called YOKE. Sadly this didn't last but I learned so much and found I had a passion for owning my own business. This was what I wanted to do. At the end of YOKE...

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