Nelly the elephant packed his kids and moved away to the circus

  Feel like taking your children and running away to the circus? Or somewhere else within the UK? Often following relationship breakdown, a parent will want to move to another area of the UK in order to pursue a new relationship, have a fresh start or return to their hometown. However can you do this […]

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I’ve had some really bad dates!

I don’t mean romantic dates – although I’ve definitely had a few bad ones of those.  The guy who only asked me out at the request of his friend (who had taken me out the week before) to see what I’d do was probably top of my list of bad dates.  Closely followed by the guy who […]

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Say what you mean, and mean what you say

It may sound obvious, but when it comes to drafting contracts, sometimes it goes wrong because people think things are obvious when they are not. Better to spell it out and be certain, than keep it brief and lose out. For example, what does the word “exclusive” mean to you. Well you’d assume that it […]

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That lightbulb moment

We’ve all had them.  That flash of inspiration when the penny drops, the clouds clear and suddenly you can see things from a whole new perspective.  Sometimes it can be huge, but often even small ideas can be very rewarding.   My company has been operating a dress down Friday policy for a few years.  […]

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I’m a gate crasher, get me out of here

If any of you met me for the first time at a networking event, you’re likely to remember me introducing myself as a gate crashed. Sometimes I go with professional drinker (no one could deny that’s true) and occasionally I go with pole dancer (I can’t really pull that one off but at least it […]

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Time gentlemen please

I bet that’s a phrase you don’t hear often anymore.  It’s probably quite sexist to assume that it’s only the men left standing in the pub at closing time. I can safely say that I’ve never heard the phrase being said (except on TV) possibly because I never last that long or perhaps because it’s […]

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Obvious Statements

As a teenager one of my favourite responses, when faced with someone stating the obvious was “….and you are telling me this because…..?” Said with a large dollop of sarcasm it could stop even the most confident of adults in their tracks. There are still times today when I’m tempted to use it. Usually when […]

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The short straw

If you believe everything you read, then you’ll know that apparently men rather than women are more likely to be emotionally scarred by divorce. Although I don’t believe everything I read, I still think this is true, and I didn’t find this apparently groundbreaking information surprising. Having acted for both husbands and wives in divorce […]

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A rose by any other name will smell awful

I’m really really bad at names. I forget my own name sometimes. I get my children’s names the wrong way around frequently (which they think is very funny). I am regularly at networking events where I meet people that I know. I know what they do. I know how I know them and I know […]

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