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Going #CrueltyFree (and a cute beagle video)

A few months ago I made a kind of spur-of-the-moment decision to go #crueltyfree with my toiletries and cosmetics. Now, for me, Cruelty Free means not tested on animals. I am not vegan, I am not even vegetarian, so I don't see the point in going vegan for cosmetics....

Go, Go 8 Bit!

On Monday a new TV show comes to Dave, Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit. Not only was I in the audience with The Boy for two of the show recordings, I've been a fan of this show for the last couple of years. How? Because it used to be a live show at the Backyard Comedy Club...

Special Announcement

I am planning on having a career addition, as opposed to a career change. Or a sideline if you like. At the beginning of the year I applied for a training course, and a couple of months back I was interviewed, references were taken and I was subsequently accepted....

Why I’m leaving Women of Email

This is the post I put on the Women of Email Facebook page today: Hey ladies, I think I'm going to have to leave this group, I don't think it's for me any more. I'd love to be a part of something that champions women in the industry, celebrates successes and helps...

Being ill as a Freelancer

When I decided to go freelance, one of my big fears was getting sick - sick pay is not a luxury you get as a new freelancer, and I seem to have quite a low immune system. However since I've been contracting, I've only lost one day's pay from sickness, and that's quite...

I’ve found a hobby!

I've never really had a hobby, even as a child. There were things I liked to do, and stuff I'd collect, but nothing you could call an actual hobby. I recently decided I'd like one. Despite having a puppy and working freelance, I still find myself wasting too many...

I got myself a new curvy Barbie. But I have a strange criticism…

ICYMI: Mattel brought out a range of 'real body' Barbies. Looking at my new curvy Barbie I have a criticism. And it's not the fact that she doesn't have the same range of movement as traditional Barbie. (Her knees don't bend, and her waist doesn't pivot). It's her...

20 things I’ve told Kimber not to eat this week

Kimber is my 6-month old puppy. He's a Beagle. Beagle's are food oriented. They count everything that can fit into their mouths as food. And some things that do not fit. So Kimber explores the world with his mouth. Here are just some of the things that I've had to...

The 2016 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards

I need to start with an apology: This is almost two months overdue! I have had a few distractions with a poorly puppy and finishing my permanent employer to become freelance, and the panic attacks involved with both of those things! And I need to follow that up with a...

Teething time

Poor little Kimber. After spying some blood spots on one of his white chew toys, I did a quick Google and discovered that he's teething. Which also explains his crappy mood over the last couple of days. Another quick Google and I'm throwing nylabones and rope bones...

A Retraction?

Yesterday, during a meeting where I was told that my boss had decided that my employment should be terminated early, it was brought to my attention that the post I wrote last week about my boss expecting me to leave my post-op 10 week old puppy at home alone when he...

My boss is asking me to risk my puppy’s life to come in to work

I repeat. My boss is asking me to risk my 10 week old puppy's safety, and potentially his life, to come in to work. Now, I can feel people jumping to conclusions here, so let me spell out some facts... I have a 10 week old Beagle On Thursday just gone, he escaped his...

Introducing Kimber…

I've been a bit distracted for the last week and a half. And will continue to be so for a while to come... The Boy and I have a new addition to our family. We already had a couple of budgies, Jack Sparrow & Sherlock, but we also now have a puppy 🙂 Kimber is a 9...

I’m a Finalist in the 2016 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards

I am thrilled and honoured to be among 34 women who are being recognised for changing the face of technology in the UK at the 2016 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards. There are 11 categories, and the one I was nominated for, Digital Star, is one of two new awards for...

So, it turns out I’m a F*******!

I have just finished a book that I should have read eons ago! And I didn't, because of the utter slating that it got in the press and on social media - I based my opinion on that, instead of actually reading it and making my own mind up. And no, it's not "50 shades",...

October’s Pink Parcel

Yay! Awesome box from Pink Parcel this month… Definitely a subscription I’ll be keeping. There’s a breast cancer theme this month, with a #teamboobs badge, a card on how to check your boobs, a coppafeel sticker, breast cancer themed hair bandzees and coppafeel sachet...

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