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I just want a sick day

I have been feeling rubbish all week, pretty sure its some sort mild strain of flu. A few people in my work have it and lets face it my work is exactly the type of place you would pick something like that up. Today I have a day off and I honestly felt lik
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Posted in Personal on March 25, 2017

A connundrum

I have a bit of a dilemma on my hands. To cut a long story short I am friends with a guy who has written several books, almost exclusively football related as he was a sports journalist before taking to books. He wrote two novels a few years back bas
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Posted in Personal on March 11, 2017

Has Jeremy Hunt ever actually been to the Emergency Department?

I think I need to stop reading the news because all it seems to do is annoy me these days. The article that has set me off today is one on the BBC which says that Jeremy Hunt wants all hospitals in England (so I guess the rest of us will follow suit) to ge
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Posted in Breaking News on March 9, 2017

My new website

Remember how I told you about my exciting Forever Living business a while back? Well I am still doing reasonably well with it but the online side of things is a little slow. I always thought my problem was the website I had, it was a company one and I had
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Posted in Business on March 5, 2017

Are we just really bad with money?

So following on from my rant about not being able to buy a house because we don't have savings I have been doing a whole lot of thinking/research on how to improve the finances. There is a great website here in the UK called Entitled to which shows things
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Posted in Personal on March 4, 2017


Seen as I had no real debt, was miles away from my pension and didn't own a house when the financial crisis hit I thought it had no real effect on me. I guess it did indirectly, wages not increasing and the like but I didn't really feel it the way oth
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Posted in Personal on February 25, 2017

Parents who regret having children

I was reading the news on my phone to pass a bit of time while I waited on the washing machine finishing it's final spin when I came across this article about parents (although it is mostly mothers in the article) who regret having children. As someone wh
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Posted in Family on February 11, 2017

A great reminder

I have been quite negative about my job on here recently. To be honest it's hard not to be with pay freezes and bad press about the NHS everywhere you look, but last night I was reminded about the difference I make to people and the reason I became a nurse
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Posted in Personal on February 5, 2017

Should I approach them

I was innocently checking my emails tonight when I came across an email from a company that sell lean meats. I have ordered from them before and their meat is butcher quality, yet fat controlled and high protein - exactly what someone following some of the
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Posted in Business on January 30, 2017

One of the many reasons I gave up freelancing

Those of you that have been on this site for a while will remember that I was once a massive fan of freelance writing, and in particular a site called oDesk. You may also remember that when oDesk merged with Elance and eventually became UpWork I had a fall
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Posted in Writing on January 26, 2017

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If you're on Twitter or G+ look for me under the same user name as here if you'd like to keep in touch hon. Otherwise I have a new blog on wordpress: WordChazer's Words. If we don't stay in touch, I'll miss your posts *tears*, but good luck and God bless you and yours. One day I hope to see you on the staff listing at my place...

February 18, 2016, 4:59 PM

Hello there. I wonder why I sometimes over look some writers. I get so wrapped up in things I forget about posting comments. Take care and good luck.

January 30, 2016, 7:04 PM

Thanks for your comment on my differences between American and British English post. I am now following you.

September 15, 2015, 12:38 AM

I hope you get your essay written. New follower here.

July 13, 2015, 2:02 AM

Oh yay! You're from Scotland. I like you already ;)

July 11, 2015, 2:53 PM

Hello Melody in Scotland; glad to follow you!

May 14, 2015, 7:29 PM

Following you, from the warmer south coast of England :)

January 20, 2015, 6:06 PM

Thought I better follow you just in case you came down over the border and tried to find me emoticon :smile:

January 13, 2015, 11:34 AM

Nice to meet you. Look forward to reading more of your posts.

January 4, 2015, 9:53 PM

Hi kiddo! In the comments of November FOPP post I had written, I just noticed that william88 would like to join the challenge, so am sending the info your way, our wonderful volunteer clerk for December. : )

December 16, 2014, 11:52 AM