10 not so great smells

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#1 That rotten egg catalytic convertor smell. Do you point out to your passenger or driver that you didn’t, in fact, trump? Or do you gamble on them knowing that it’s the catalytic convertor and keep schtum? Continue reading

10 ways in which running a business is (a bit) like having a baby

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Pirate babygrow: model’s own

#1 There’s a gestation period where you put in everything you can… in this case, money, time, contacts, energy and hope… in the faith that one day soon it will deliver you a healthy little business. Continue reading

10 bad habits

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#1 Using your sent mailbox and trash mailbox as an unofficial filing system for your emails. Before you know it you have over 2,000 sent messages, God knows how many items in your trash, then your mac goes down and all hell breaks loose when you lose your ‘filing’ in one fell swoop. Continue reading

10 good things about January (yes, really)

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Introducing my first ever ‘Good Things’ jar

#1 The shortest day of the year is officially behind us. From here on in, the mornings will slowly but surely get lighter and evenings longer, daffodils and tulips will bloom, gardens will spring back to life, temperatures will lift and the sun will shine. That said, see #2. Continue reading

10 things that only happen over the Christmas holidays

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#1 Despite popping to the supermarket nearly every day in the run up to Christmas, come December 26th you have nothing of any nutritious value to eat. Well you might have, but with every darned plate, bowl and tub in your fridge covered in tinfoil it’s hard to be sure. Continue reading

10 things that don’t go together

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#1 Lipgloss and windy weather. A thought that occurs to me practically every day at present. But still I won’t be parted from my Bobbi Brown gloss, even if half of it does end up shlepped against my cheek. And while on the subject of windy weather, see #2. Continue reading

10 signs Christmas is in the air

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#1 You have to talk yourself out of buying every sparkly top you see  ‘Put the hanger down, step AWAY from the sequins’ – reminding yourself over and over that every year you buy one and every year you wear it only once. Absolutely. No. More. Oh but how you covet those lovely sparkly sequins. Continue reading