Positive Thinking: Trust, Know, Believe

Yesterday my youngest son turned 7 . . . . .

And with his big brother just going into year 6 – that’s a lot of  parenting years. . . . and trusting in positive thinking has definitely been beneficial.

This morning my kids went back to school . . . .  I am trying to go back to work . . . . getting focused today is not as easy as I hoped it would be. . . .

Even writing this blog is a bit of  a struggle today. . . . but it’s been a fortnight and I wanted to touch base with you and let you know I am still alive . . . .
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Try Something New Today

What with the start of the school holidays, and trying to catch up the work before my own holiday and then the break while I was away then I don’t believe I have written a blog for almost a month. . . .

. . . maybe you have missed it ?  maybe not . . . but no matter . . .

I am now back from my annual camping holiday, refreshed. . . relaxed . . . and raring to go . . . (hopefully).

After camping at the same site in Cornwall for the past three years we decided it was time to try something new . . . .
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Pocket Money – The 4 step guide

As a parent, the responsibility of making that judgement call when deciding what is “right” for your kids is huge.

I can still look back and remember as a child asking my own parents . . . “can I have? . . . . . can I go? . . . . . Can I do? . . . .

The answer is not always obvious . . . .

Do you remember that yearning for a time when you can make all the decisions yourself, without having to ask someone else if its OK . . .

And once that time comes, you realise that you still kind of like to ask someone else if they think its OK . . . as the truth is you are not always all that sure . . .

. . . there is not always a magic answer. The only thing that is certain . . . there are lots of opinions . . . and many different ways to approach things.

This week I read a Facebook post from a fiend of mine broaching the subject of pocket money for your kids . . .

1. To do or not to do? . . .
2. How much? . . .
3. What for? . . .
4. How do you keep track?  . . .

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6 ways to make it good to talk

Talk, you can all do that can’t you . . . .

my family will all say I talk too much . . . I am old and wise enough now to agree with them . . .

. . . and I get tired of it sometimes. . . especially when I have to repeat myself when my kids are not listening.

And talking in front of everyone at a business networking – that is not always  so good – so I will come back to this later . . .

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Would you go back to the future?

What is tomorrow? . . . Wednesday? . . . yes . . .  October 21st. . . yes . . . 2015. . . .

Oh but its so much more than that. . . because exactly 30 years ago tomorrow a young man called Marty McFly travelled 30 years in order to sort out the terrible mess his kids were making with their lives.

Tomorrow is “Back to the future day” . . . I pricked my ears up when I first heard that because the back to he future series are my favourite films of all time. . .

. . . and in my opinion. . . The back to the future series are still one of the best series of films ever! – even my husband likes watching them and he’s not really a sci-fi fan. . . . and my boys enjoy them too.

Seems plenty of people agree with me too . . as this text from wikepedia proves:
June 2008 the American Film Institute’s special AFI’s 10 Top 10 designated the film as the 10th-best film in the science fiction genre. Continue reading

Make your Wedding Invitation even more special

Its a little known secret that Wild Ideas (that’s me) . . .can also design wedding stationery. (Check out my wedding ideas pages, at the top right of this blog page)

Oh OK,  surprised? . . . but what is a wedding invitation  if not a graphic design.

But it is so much more than that . . .
because it represents the culmination of a beautiful emotional journey . . .

It encompasses those rapturous magical feelings, unique to every bride and groom excited about their wedding.

There really is no other time that you experience such an incandescent feeling as when you are the centre of the self created perfect universe that is your wedding day.

And that is why you spend so long planning everything . . . making sure is it absolutely as perfect as it can possibly be . . . .
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5 simple tasks that will improve your website SEO ranking

If you read last week, then you will remember that I got a bit fired up by the salesman at yell . . .

. . . and it prompted some deep investigations, on how to improve your website SEO ranking. . .
. . . without the need for costly and non-guaranteed paid for services from online sources.

(I had another 2 hour conversation with a lady at Scoot this week, who while she questioned the ability of my own trusted webmaster,  . . . .

and bombarded me with all their wonderful services to help . . . . could not actually make any promises of her own.

After a chat with (aforementioned webmaster) Dennis at DBN web design, my business associate, cousin and trusted friend, I was armed with the benefit of his knowledge and experience. Continue reading

Pourquoi? – Qui? – Comment? Font – Colour – Design.

Blog 99, (eurovision) remember this:
Watch this space, and in a future blog I will tell you how it went.

Well true to my word, here is the client story, the Why, Who and How. . . . of the Parent = Leader project. . . . . (with some valuable design tips on font and colour  to help you too.)

. . . . now in the beginning, this was merely a great opportunity to catch up with an old acquaintance, and work on my first international project . . . .

. . . but more recently, due to personal events with my eldest son (just the normal pressures of bringing up a 9 year old I guess) this has made me think a little deeper. Continue reading