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The National Cafe:  Review
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The National Cafe: Review

School holidays seem to come round more often than I ever anticipated and as soon as H returns to school, she seems to break up again! I’m fortunate enough to say that work is flexible so when H is off, I can fill our days with activities.  On the most part, we are creatures of…

The problem of Toxic Masculinity
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The problem of Toxic Masculinity

Think of the ideal man – who comes to mind? Sean Connery as James Bond? Brad Pitt in Fight Club? Or perhaps Clint Eastwood as the all-American action hero? What these images have in common are a certain type of maleness – one that is repeated in Hollywood movies, in T.V. dramas ,and in men’s…

The Rise of the Freelancer
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The Rise of the Freelancer

Freelancing: An Industry Where Women Thrive It’s common knowledge that the workforce is changing as more people are turning to becoming their own bosses – a popular trend over the few years. over the past decade the amount of people turning to becoming their own bosses, and recent research has revealed that the freelancing is…

Baby Bao, London:  Review
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Baby Bao, London: Review

Who knew I liked Taiwanese? I mean, I certainly didn’t until I stepped foot into Baby Bao with one of my girl friend’s last month. Discovering new eateries is always something I enjoy, especially when the menu offers so much choice to even the most difficult of eaters. Originally born in Brighton, Baby Bao made…

An Interview with Ayla
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An Interview with Ayla

Ayla has been a wonderful support to Mamazou since the beginning and we were so lucky to catch up with her to learn more about her motherhood story… How did your parenting journey start? My first contractions began the day after New Year’s Day 2014. Like many first-time moms, I assumed labour would be relatively…

5 Ways To Be More Environmentally Friendly At Home
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5 Ways To Be More Environmentally Friendly At Home

The vast destruction of our planet Earth is probably scaring you as much as it is frightening me. Every day we see pictures of oceans filled with plastic, starving polar bears, and destroyed rainforests, amongst others, and it can honestly feel like whatever we do won’t really help anymore.

But it will! If each of us makes a consistent effort to make a few small changes in our lives we can collectively make a huge difference. And teaching our kids how to be conscious of their waste and how it affects the planet from an early age is very important too.

Being is better than having
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Being is better than having

“start a child on the right road and even in old age he will not leave it…” At a time when mental health is the buzzword, where schools employ Counsellors, in this absurdly competitive environment, I have come to one conclusion. Whatever else is going on let us all be aware of the well-being of…

Going Bald with St Baldrick’s!
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Going Bald with St Baldrick’s!

If you are like me you probably just assumed that all cancer research funding was equally divided based on need. Unfortunately this is not true at all. Approximately 1 in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer in the US before the age of 20, with the average age being 6 years old. However, only 4% of federal cancer funding is dedicated to pediatric cancer research.

One Month of The Cleaning Gurus
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One Month of The Cleaning Gurus

I’ll admit, I was really quite reserved when The Cleaning Gurus initially contacted me about reviewing their services.  Firstly, my OCD is pretty intense when it comes to um, most things, and secondly, well, I like things done in a very specific way.  But when they offered a month’s free cleaning in return for a…

If you like Beer, this one’s for you…
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If you like Beer, this one’s for you…

For the beer-curious, Open Gate Brewery’s expert brewers will lead a series of workshops and tastings every Wednesday throughout December 2018. Guests can get to grips with the world of beer at Ales, Beers and Craft: An ABC to brewing, a refreshing guide to IPAs, Pilsners, Stouts and more. Plus, tasty dishes that complement Open…