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Tell me, do you play the piano?!…

Tell me, do you play the piano?!…

Where did this last week go? How can it be a whole seven days since I sat here at my desk and wrote to you last?! They do say that time flies when you’re having fun 🙂 This week we’ve taken another step forward with the house renovation and today the builders...

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A (hopefully) interesting story…

A (hopefully) interesting story…

Hi This weekend has been a huge leap forward for us. We have finally unpacked the last few boxes, we’ve started the gardening (yes, I bought gardening gloves, a lawnmower and even a wheelbarrow!) Our new home is starting to feel like ours - or should I say we really...

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I’m moving on and moving up

I’m moving on and moving up

What an absolute roller coaster these last few weeks have been. For those of you who don’t follow me on instagram, a week ago I moved house. Last Christmas I said to my husband (completely out of the blue) ‘This is the last Christmas we will spend in this house’....

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You’ll see it when you believe it

You’ll see it when you believe it

As I sit and write this I am looking out across my garden and the rain is absolutely pouring. The skies are grey and there is a chill in the air. I actually love this time of year and I use the autumn/winter season to knuckle down and plan for next years opportunity...

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Are You a Troll (it’s not what you think!)

Are You a Troll (it’s not what you think!)

What a fantastic week it's been 🙂 If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen that we made a last minute decision to head down to Devon for the week. The West Country is our second home - both my husband and I are originally from there and the children...

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Time is of the essence – act now!

Time is of the essence – act now!

Every day I receive emails asking a whole host of different questions about running a business in the wedding industry. This time of year the questions that come are almost always something along the lines of: - I'm feeling anxious about next year - How do I get more...

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I think you’re running out of time

I think you’re running out of time

Welcome to August! August is a happy month for me because it’s my birthday and for those of you who have followed me for a while will be know I LOVE my birthday. As a child I used to spend weeks imagining my birthday presents and the actual day itself (an early form...

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Why your mindset is holding you back

Why your mindset is holding you back

Well, what a weekend that was. On Friday evening I went to The Savoy in London to watch the west end version of Dreamgirls. WHAT a show! It's such a privilege to see such talented dancers/actors/singers up there on the stage doing what they were born to do. The vocal...

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My 5 Top Tips to Increase Willpower

My 5 Top Tips to Increase Willpower

We are almost half way through the year! Can you believe that?! It seems like just a moment ago I was sat here writing about New Year Resolutions. I’d like to take the opportunity to welcome all of those who are new to my weekly newsletter. It’s lovely to have...

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Shhhh… Can I tell you a secret?

Shhhh… Can I tell you a secret?

Yesterday I was asked a very interesting question... "How can I succeed?"I wasn't quite sure how to answer this. Success is completely subjective and I wondered in what way this person considers other people a 'success'. I wondered how she had decided what success...

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How I learnt to ‘dream big’ from my children

How I learnt to ‘dream big’ from my children

Hooray, the summer has arrived here in the UK. At long last we can crack open the summer wardrobe and wear our flip-flops without getting our feet drenched. How long it will last is anyone’s guess but it’s more than welcome to stay! Today I spent some time in my...

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If money was no object, would you invest?

If money was no object, would you invest?

Who is scared of pricing? Where are the weeks going?! I just can’t believe we are already over a quarter of the way through May. Many of you will already be well into your wedding seasons and I do hope you’re enjoying it. Thank you to all of those who replied to my...

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I think you’re too expensive

I think you’re too expensive

I know, you hear this all the time..... "I love your work but you're too expensive."Sometimes you're even asked to discount your carefully created packages and collections and you ask yourself "What is the point?" The first few times you hear this, it...

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Do You Need a New Start?

Do You Need a New Start?

The Season of New Beginnings Happy Easter! I know, I know, it's a few days late but I hope you all had a restful, fun and family centered long weekend. I really do love this time of year for it's sense of new beginnings. Spring is coming, the little lambs are skipping...

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How Much Do You Charge?……..

How Much Do You Charge?……..

Today I wanted to talk about pricing. I know that you're probably struggling with this right now. Maybe you've been charging the same prices for the last year or so and can't find the confidence to break away from this price point. Are you overworked and underpaid?...

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Ways to tell you need a holiday

Ways to tell you need a holiday

Do you need a holiday? This week I'm taking a holiday to North Wales. We're staying in a traditional Welsh Cottage in Snowdonia where we can enjoy the amazing mountains and also the beautiful rugged coastline. I love travelling and particularly enjoy varying where I...

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The Power of saying YES!

The Power of saying YES!

Happy Tuesday 🙂If you’re in the UK right now I’m sure you’re sharing my pure delight for the arrival of Spring. On Sunday I spent the whole day in the garden and was just the tonic I needed. I love the feeling of the sun on my face and the grass underneath my bare...

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Is There Anybody Out There?!

Is There Anybody Out There?!

National Happiness Week 🙂 Hello and welcome to another week. Apparently it’s National Happiness Week this week, so ‘Happy Happiness Week’! If you’ve not done anything to increase your happiness levels yet, set yourself a target for at least one action per day for the...

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How I Maintain a Healthy Mind

How I Maintain a Healthy Mind

Hello! Well today officially feels like summer - the daffodils are out, the sun is shining, the bluebells are pushing their way through in the woods. I love living in England at this time of year. On a day like today there is an air of excitement and opportunity and I...

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How I Overcame FEAR…….

How I Overcame FEAR…….

How I Overcame FEARWho else is feeling like Spring is in the air? I actually left the house without a coat today for the first time in a long time and it felt great. The sun was shining and I wore my sunglasses. It’s amazing how satisfying a quick dose of sunshine can...

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What’s your ‘type’ – 2 ways to find out…

What’s your ‘type’ – 2 ways to find out…

This week I've been doing lots of work with my coaching clients on mindset. Now I know just by mentioning this word that some of you will switch off because talking about mindset makes you feel uncomfortable. Perhaps you think this is for 'airy fairy' people and not...

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How to make Instagram work for your business

How to make Instagram work for your business

Top 10 Instagram Tips Tonight I'll be talking to the members of The National Association of Wedding Professionals on how I've used Instagram to help build my business (if any of you are going to be there, here is a sneaky preview of my talk!) I'm super excited because...

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8 years ago today I made a HUGE decision

8 years ago today I made a HUGE decision

It's Your Time. Today I'll be celebrating my sons 8th birthday…. I know it's cliche but seriously, where did the time go?! If you saw my instagram post this morning you'll know that the last 8 years have been an incredible period of growth for me. I knew almost...

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My Top 5 Tips for Goal Setting

My Top 5 Tips for Goal Setting

This week I’d like to share with you something that had a huge impact on my businesses last year. Goal setting. We hear a lot about setting goals (especially in January when we all commit to change) but many of us fail to actually set goals, commit to them and achieve...

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The key to Happiness is in YOUR Pocket

The key to Happiness is in YOUR Pocket

Don't Put The Key To Your Happiness In Someone Else's Pocket Today I listened (as I do every day) to Chris Evans on Radio Two. I know he's not everyone's cup of tea but he offers me the right level of enthusiasm to get me motivated for the school run! I particularly...

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A Simple System (is the Best System!)

A Simple System (is the Best System!)

At the end of every week I take the time to track my progress and my happiness levels for the previous seven days. It sounds a little over-the-top, but it really helps me reflect on the hours, days and weeks that I am most happy and most productive. Productivity is...

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Creating My Dream Team

Creating My Dream Team

At the start of the year I started a new regime of making sure that I look back on each week and reflect on what was good, what I have achieved and also what didn’t work so well. Already I can see a pattern emerging and I recognise that my best weeks are the ones that...

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It wasn’t just a tshirt – Focus on Pricing

It wasn’t just a tshirt – Focus on Pricing

As I walked back through the streets of Kensington I spotted a shop. In the window of the shop were six t-shirts hanging on a rail. The shop was painted in a very dark blue and stood out from all of the other shops. The name of the shop was written in a very fine...

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The secret of Happiness is Freedom

The secret of Happiness is Freedom

The secret of Happiness is Freedom. The secret of Freedom is Courage. Hello again - wow how quickly do the weeks roll by. I can't believe it's already 4th January. I don't know about you but now that the excitement of Christmas and New Year has passed I am ready for...

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How 2017 will be my best year yet

How 2017 will be my best year yet

Let's set some goals It's common to hear people talking about New Year's Resolution's at this time of year. We've all been there (me included). On 1st January we fly out of the blocks by eating healthily, thinking positively, speaking kindly. And by the end of January...

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Don’t Be Scared to Dream Big

Don’t Be Scared to Dream Big

3 Sleeps until Christmas! So here we are, 3 sleeps until Christmas. It's this time of year when I start to recap on the past 12 months and make plans for the next. This year has been my best yet, for so many reasons:Both my photography and my coaching businesses have...

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Me and (the legend) Muhammad Ali

Me and (the legend) Muhammad Ali

"Every Pro Was First An Amateur" For those of you who follow me on instagram (link below if you don't yet!) you will know I love sharing inspirational quotes. It started years ago when I worked in the corporate world in a very alpha-male environment. I had a new job...

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How being brave took me to Lapland

How being brave took me to Lapland

This year has been so exciting for me…. I've taken risks, made decisions and gone with my heart. Boy does it feel GREAT! I've been hearing from a lot of wedding professionals how they should 'wait for the New Year' to start implementing changes to their business. Why?...

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