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Dear Parents of Neurotypical Children

Dear Parents of Neurotypical Children I wake up in the morning and I listen to the sounds in my house. I wait, I listen.   I’m waiting to hear with how much jarring force the doorknob is twisted.  How heavy the thump of the footsteps are as my daughter wakes up.   These sounds are the barometer by which I …

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Spring Summer 2019 Colours and Trends

Back by popular demand – an overview of the upcoming season’s colours to help you organise your wardrobe, be more creative with what you already have and shop with a clear plan and focus.  So here it is, your guide to Spring Summer 2019 colours.  Just in time for you to organise your summer wardrobe as the days lengthen and …

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Matilda the Musical

It has been on my bucket list to take my nine-year-old daughter to watch Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre in London for a considerable amount of time.  Somehow, for all the complicated reasons you sometimes have as a parent, the opportunity hadn’t arisen. So, when I was recently offered a pair of tickets to see the critically acclaimed …

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Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket – The Instagram Shadow Ban

Have you ever heard of the Instagram shadow ban or fallen victim to this ghost ban? Which Instagram denies the existence of, claiming that some people may be experiencing a “hashtag glitch”?  I can tell you that there is as much truth in that as me saying that my middle-aged bum cheeks have no dimples. If you haven’t heard of …

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Don’t Look at Me with that Face

This week, 26 March to 2 April 2018 is World Autism Awareness week. A week in which the National Autistic Society (NAS) asks people to get involved in fundraising to transform lives and challenge perceptions about autism. I have created a slogan t-shirt from which £5 of the profit from each t-shirt will be donated to the NAS to help …

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Everything’s Gone Green

A couple of weeks ago I became ever so slightly obsessed with a Tom Ford blazer that had appeared on the Spring 2018 catwalks. I needed it.  As if all life depended on it, this hot pink vision of absolutely flamboyant fashion perfection. And thus I set out to find a high street version, trawling the internet, expecting it to …

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Sosandar – Dresses for Spring

    Those of you who have been following me for a while, or perhaps have read my About Me page, are likely to know that I am on a career break from being a Product Developer and Production Manager.  What does this mean?  As a product developer, I look at trend forecasts, the brand’s customer profile and then work …