A new start (again!)

Toward the end of August I wrote a blog post about how I’d accepted redundancy from the company I had worked for, for 11 years. In the same blog post, I shared the good news that I’d managed to find another job. This was great because I’d managed to get another job within a short space of time. However, all was not as it seemed. There’s that saying that if something is too good to be true, then it probably is. Sadly the carer job didn’t work for a few different reasons, but thankfully I’m not the kind of person to… [Read More]

Finding the right person for the job?

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Finding a local tradesperson or other service in your area can be pretty time consuming. Where would you start looking? Perhaps those little cards you see in shop windows? Maybe you could look on your local Facebook group, ask your friends or neighbours for a recommendation or perhaps search online? There is an easier way and it’s called Bidvine. Bidvine is a local services tech startup, connecting customers with the right service providers all over the UK. Whether you want a personal trainer, piano lessons, a painter and decorator or Spanish lessons, Bidvine, is a great place to start your search…. [Read More]

Are children today luckier than ever before?

Are children today luckier than ever before? Our twin girls are three, soon to be four years old. In their short lives they’ve experienced quite a lot. They’ve been on an aeroplane twice, enjoyed two holidays abroad plus two holidays in the UK. They’ve also been to four theatre shows plus a live show in an arena and they go on lots of days outs to farms, zoos, beaches etc. In December 2015, we went away for two nights to enjoy a Christmas themed break, meaning our twins saw Santa a total of three times. Once with mummy and daddy… [Read More]

Finding the right job for you

Finding a job that’s right for you can be a tricky business these days. With job cuts and redundancies seemingly on the rise, just how exactly are you meant to find the perfect job? Source: Freedigitalphotos/stuartmiles Granted the word perfect may not be the right word to use, I mean in today’s economic state to have a job at all is a blessing, but there are some things you can do improve your chances. Search Online Searching for a job online using websites such as City Calling is a good place to start. When I was growing up we’d have… [Read More]