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    2018: My year in review.

    Happy New Year! Now that 2018 is nearly over I thought now would be a perfect time for this blog post. I wanted to talk a little about 2018 and things I have learned, things to improve on, and things going forward. 2018 was a year that has taught me a lot. Mainly to realise that you aren’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea. And you know what? I’m fine with that. I only want to surround myself with good people with good morals. I’m super lucky to have people in my life that are decent people with good souls, I value ALL of my friends and love them…

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    You’re fired!

    Yesterday was fun. Myself and the rest of my department were made redundant. I started this new job back in July. It was supposed to be my new career after a life of being a professional dancer/choreographer. I was getting fed up with never being at home, always working, no pension, no paid holidays, no security(!) Instead, it turned out to be a short-lived career full of disappointment, a gain in weight and a life lesson. Before this job, I had been self-employed for most of my working life, and now having worked in a “9 to 5” I can honestly say that  I am not made for that life.…

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    There’s no business like show business

    I feel like I could talk about my life as a dancer for hours. I’ve been super lucky to have worked as a dancer for around 14 years (badly showing my age here). I have travelled the world, met my husband and made some lifelong friends along the way. It’s been a crazy, emotional, thrilling, tiring, draining and skint journey but I have loved every second of it. I’m going to try and share some of the ups and downs of my career as I feel like it’s coming to a natural end now due to me nearly being grown up and having responsibilities (house, husband and cat!). Dancing was…

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    10 Things I’ve learnt from being a driver

    It’s nearly been a year since I passed my driving test and what a year it’s been. I never thought I would be a driver. I just didn’t have the urge to drive as most other people did. I excelled at being a passenger. I was a great passenger, I never got road rage or got mad at people for stealing our car park spaces. That never happened. Honest(!) So at the tender age of 32 I passed my driving test on my 2nd attempt. I’m not bitter that I didn’t pass first time, really, (LIE), this is the first time that I’ve spoken about it without flying into a…

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    Resolutions for 2017

    I don’t usually make new years resolutions….Well I start the right way and in December I start planning all the amazing changes I want to make to my life; such as have more money, join a gym, eat healthier home cooked meals. However, by the end of January they are a distant memory and by February they might as well have not even existed! The problem is, I find I make resolutions that aren’t attainable. I kinda go all out and expect myself to become this amazing life coach with great organisational skills, that is cooking home cooked meals every day whilst doing as much exercise as an Olympian. Let’s be…

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    #Kilnerpopup at Rex Liverpool

    So last night I was invited to the Kilner Pop Up event at Rex in Liverpool. I’m a huge fan of the Kilner range. I have an unhealthy amount of their preserve jars for the huge amount of chutneys I make for xmas presents for my family so this inviation was very much appreciated. Kilner were showcasing their new range of products for 2017 and there was also a huge amount of drinks and snacks (thanks to Bakchick and the Chocolate Cellar) and Kilners amazing Freakshakes to marvel over. All the staff at the Kilner event were so passionate about their products and they are actually some of the research and…

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    Why I love January

    I wouldn’t go as far as saying that January is my favorite month, I mean…come on. But it’s pretty high up there as much as June, July, September is (best month, next best month until the kids break up and my anniversary month!) It’s a month of new. New body. New habits. New notebooks. New resolutions and new socks (thanks Mum). I love the freshness, the positivity that everyone has in the first 3 days of the year. Everyone is a bit skint so there are some fantastic offers on and you give your liver a chance to recoup from that massive dent you put in that bottle of gin. …