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27.4.17

Is blogging dying?? | Blog

We live in a world where everyone wants to know everything as quick as they possibly can. Let me take you back to 2000, only 17 short years ago...if you wanted to know what the weather was going to be like tomorrow you would have to read a newspaper or wait for the news to come on so you could see the weather report at the end. If you wanted to know the answers to those burning questions such as how long does it take to boil an egg or what the capital of India is then you would have to look in a book. Information wasn't at our finger tips as it is now and I feel that it has turned us into such an impatient generation. People don't like to read anymore. They want info and entertainment in the quickest form so that they can get on with their day. News apps are more popular than newspapers these days. The apps only give you the basic facts of the news stories. No journalism is really needed as people just want the info NOW. This is why I think blogging is dying.

I could spend hours writing. I sometimes write a blog pot and think to myself ''Bloody hell...that's a lot of words'' and funnily enough, even though those posts are probably my best written, most heart

26.4.17

Becoming a mother made me! | Blog

Before I had pickle I had always thought that I would struggle to get pregnant. I don't know why. Nothing has every happened to make me think that it would be an issue but a little voice in the back of my mind always told me that I shouldn't get my hopes up about being a Mum. As I grew up I always said I wanted children but wasn't too fussed. I wasn't one of these people that everyone knew wanted to have kids...I was a bit of a take it or leave it type of person. But..that was just a front. Deep down in my heart I had always wanted to be a Mum. For me, it wasn't about having loads of children or a certain gender, it was just about being a Mum and when I had pickle it was like my purpose in life had finally been found.



21.4.17

Making Tax less taxing with Go Simple Tax | Review

Blogging does make me some money. There! I have said it! Something that seems to have so much taboo surrounding it is finally on paper (well screen) on my blog. I do make some money from blogging. The reason I am emphasising the some is because it is not a lot. Some bloggers can make blogging their full time job and main source of income (massive pipe dream of mine right there) but for me it brings in enough for a few treats every now and again which is lovely. The reason I am telling you this is because as with any income, this blogging income is taxable. Being self employed and dealing with tax is something that I had NO clue about until I started making a bit of money from my blog so when I was contacted and asked if I wanted to review a new service to help people with their tax returns I jumped at the chance!!
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19.4.17

I can't wait to get rid of my toddler!! | Blog

Some days I can't  wait to get rid of my child!!!! I literally count down the seconds until it's time for me to drop him off at my mums for the day and I actually look forward to going to work so that I can get a break!!! And do you know what?? I don't even feel bad for it!!

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Toddlers are hard!! Pickle seems to have really thrown himself into the terrible 2s recently and he is taking the role really seriously. 'No' and 'Mine' have become his favourite words, he's starting to try and argue back and reason with me ('one more' is a particular frequent phrase we get at the moment) and the meltdowns are coming thick and fast over the tiniest of things... last night it was because the dog licked his toe!! Pickle is being exhausting at the moment and some days dropping him off at my mums is a bloody relief!!!

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