4 ways to protect your freelance business now!

If you work from home, or work out and about but manage your admin and other tasks from home then there are a few factors you need to consider to make sure your business is properly secure, and giving you safety in the knowledge that you’ve done everything you can to secure your equipment and data. Below are the key…

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I Quit my Job

I quit my job. Today I handed in my notice to the company I have worked with for over 15 years, and it felt GOOD! I’m going to be blogging/freelancing for a living now and I couldn’t be happier! I was doing one management shift a week and then helping out on the odd shift when needed, to cover holidays or…

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Working 9-5 – or not

When people ask what I ‘do’ all day with the kids I always want to answer sarcastically ‘sit on my bum eating biscuits, watching Cbeebies and building towers for Arlo to knock over’ but actually it is all of that plus two freelance jobs (social media management for small businesses and managing my own blog) plus I’m also back at…

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Thoughts: Returning to work

Today I am returning to work after 13 months of maternity leave. It is going to be super strange to walk back into ‘my’ hotel, my first baby really, and not be the boss. I am 100% happy with the person who is the new me, after all I’ve known him for a long time and he learned how to…

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The work decision

So despite ranting and raving and making it a new years resolution to not go back to work, I am going back to work and I’m looking forward to it, shock horror! After 13 months I think I am ready. The idea of going back to work and not being with Athena all day was an awful one, in the…

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Thoughts: To work or not to work…

At least three times a week someone asks ‘so, when are you going back to work?’ and I have to stop myself from reaching out and smacking them upside the head. I can’t blame them really, as I have done two ‘Keeping in touch’ days in the last few weeks. KIT days are days that I am paid for at…

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In which I don’t go to the beach

     Dress: Matalan (oooolllld!) Cardigan: Peacocks (also oooold) So this is what I wore to the ‘beach themed’ conference I went to last week, I moaned about it here. Obviously I would’ve gone in by bikini, but the rule was no swimwear! So this was most summery thing I could rustle up, and a few other people I went…

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In which I bake!

I Baked some cupcakes to take to work on my first day back, everyone loved them but the day was just horrific! Its a good thing I saved a few at home to scoff when I got in (and I had a glass of wine, which is really rare for me on a work night!) but I felt like I…

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