Gratitude in Business: Count your chickens after they’ve hatched.

Last week I was at a conference for Christian Women which was fantastic. It was a great few days with lovely friends and one of the things that really came out of it for me was about gratitude. There were people I was there with and people who were talked about, stories that were told,…

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11 Colours: Grey

Colour is really really important in design. There are only 11 basic colour terms although there are MILLIONS of colours so it’s essential to spend some time looking at your colours and making sure that they create the right impression for your business.  This month is all about grey.  Grey is a neutral colour. It’s not exciting, it’s not motivating, it’s…

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Poles Apart: Challenges for Business in the Digital Age

I finished this over the weekend. Poles Apart: Challenges for Business in the Digital Age – by Kate Baucherel*. The book is all about making us “aware of the risks and rewards of engaging in the lnline space, and how to reconcile the different viewpoints across the digital skills spectrum” and I think Kate does this very…

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New Facebook Layout

I logged into Facebook this morning to see that I’ve got the new Facebook layout – yey! I quite like it 🙂 It’s now more similar to your personal profile and the app you can get for your phone, so it’s very easy to get your head around. Main changes: – There is only one…

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Don’t get burnt – keep your focus

Over the weekend we had my parents over for dinner and I made Naan bread. Which I’ve made before many times. This time I was a bit impatient, I wasn’t paying enough attention. So I slapped some dough into the hot oil in the pan and the oil splashed out and burnt me up my…

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Growing up and changing brand loyalty

Today I’m going to introduce you to someone special. This is Cathy, my daughters favourite teddy bear. She’s had Cathy since she was born, she was a present from some very lovely people and has been hugged, peuked up on, covered in tomato sauce, subjected to many trips in the washing machine, been to the…

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Nine ways to be more welcoming in your business.

Last week we were on holiday in the Lake District. We had a wonderful time visiting some great places including Grizedale Forest, the Safari Park, Sizergh Castle, the Steam Railway and Aquarium, Cartmel, Ulverston and Grange-over-Sands – but what made it truly special (apart from the excellent company), was the holiday cottage we stayed in.…

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11 COLOURS: RED

11 Colours: Red

Colour is really really important in design. There are only 11 basic colour terms although there are MILLIONS of colours so it’s essential to spend some time looking at your colours and making sure that they create the right impression for your business. Here is the fourth instalment in the 11 colours series.  This time it’s all about red. Red has never…

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How do you help your fish find you?

How do you help your fish find you?

The other day, my daughter and I went to the local Nature Reserve. We were walking along the river when a lady passing us told us that there was a Heron in the river just a little further along. We looked out for it and there it was was – waiting for a fish. After…

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Twitter changes

If you use Twitter, you may have noticed the recent redesign – and if you’ve moved across to it, probably not been too happy when your existing design work doesn’t look so good anymore! (UPDATE: Everyone is getting these changes from 28th May – so it’s best to prepared!) Here’s a run down of some of the changes. Check…

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