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Every Day Entrepreneurs

Move over Branson, Sugar and Caan, a new report from a leading academic reveals over two thirds (68%) of female business start-ups are so-called ‘everyday entrepreneurs’. Based on research conducted with 1,000 self-employed businesswomen, the Avon ‘Everyday Entrepreneur Report’ shows these women are breaking the Branson mould and hadn’t planned to be self-employed business owners. In fact, enterprising women are supporting the UK economy by running thriving enterprises, often from home, and appear to be motivated by flexibility and a passion more than the idea of money and power, with most not even connecting with the word ‘entrepreneur’.

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Preparing a healthy hamper for a children’s picnic

It’s great to go out for a family picnic in the sunshine.  The kids get to burn off energy, you get to relax in the Great British outdoors and it’s a really good way to get them to eat lots of different foods as you can make meal times fun.  It’s important to make sure that any meal contains a balance of healthy and nutritious food to keep little one’s bones and teeth healthy.   So here are some quick and easy healthy picnic alternatives which will keep your hygienist happy without compromising taste.

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Competitions, Lotties Loves

Design Your Own T Shirt Competition

Kids are individual and it’s great when you can get clothing that reflects their personality.  I love being able to design your own t shirt online for Roo and she’s got some great personalised designs, her favourite of which is a miniature cartoon dinosaur stomping all over a cardboard town.

So when the team over at clothes2order asked if I would be interested in doing some sort of competition with them I thought it would be great fun to get people designing what they would put on their kids t-shirts.  Clothes2order offer a huge range of personalised t shirts available for children and adults and you can even have embroidery and a photograph put onto them.  Plus with no minimum order it’s a cool way to get a t-shirt for a special occasion such as a birthday party or holiday.

How To Enter The Design Your Own T-Shirt Competition

Entering is really simple.  Just follow these steps.  The first one is compulsory to enter the competition.

  • Complete the Rafflecopter compulsory entry below by leaving a comment to tell me what quirky design or slogan you would put on your child’s t-shirt.
  • For a bonus entry you can also tweet about the competition
  • For another bonus entry simply “Like” clothes2order on Facebook.

personalised t shirts onlineSo budding fashion designers get thinking about what you would put on the t-shirt and  you can view the range of children’s t-shirts on the clothes2order website here.

Entrants must be from the UK only and the winning T shirt design will be printed by clothes2order, a specialist ‘ design your own t shirt ‘ company and sent to you directly via post.

Good Luck!

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An incident that led to a scared and frightened Roo

Something happened at pre-school nursery yesterday, something that whilst I wasn’t offended about I was upset at the way it was dealt with by the staff.  As a result it left Roo feeling frightened and scared and she cried when I got her to the car last night to go home.

What was it?

Well the version of events I got from the nursery is that Roo and “another child” (they never tell you who the other child is and it bugs the hell out of me) had an “incident”.  The incident was that the other child a boy showed Roo his winky and they found Roo showing him her foofoo.

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Blade and Rose Baby Leggings

When I was offered the chance to review some Blade and Rose baby leggings I jumped at the chance, because not only are they practical, but the designs are quite frankly totally gorgeous! I was keen to test them out as Roo loves leggings, hates tights with skirts and I wanted something that was easy for her to take on and off and that was comfortable.

The decision was not an easy one when trying to decide which ones we wanted as there are lot of designs to choose from. Most of you will know my sense of humour is a bit out there so I opted for the but I opted for the Strawberry leggings as Roo has such a cute bottom that it would be quite easy to nibble it if it was a strawberry!

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