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The Finishing Touches to my Home Office Shelf

My home office has been a long labour of love. It started life as a junk room when we moved, as we just had so much stuff. Then when I went freelance 18 months ago, I needed to turn it into a workspace. We managed to squeeze two desks into the tiny room, and put up an IKEA picture shelf above the second smaller desk. I’ve been trying out different arrangements of pictures and bits and bobs on the shelf, but it didn’t ever feel quite right. But I think I *might* have cracked it.  ...

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Happy New Year! (And happy birthday to PinksCharming)

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and welcomed the new year with something sparkly. I woke up with a migraine, and all my New Year’s Eve plans were scuppered. I spent most of the day in bed, and finally managed to crawl to the sofa late afternoon, knowing I’d have trouble sleeping that night if I slept any more. I flaked out about ten o’clock, and then got woken up at midnight by the fireworks outside our house. Oh well, I’ve never been one for New  ...

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What I’ve Learned From my First Year as a Freelance Copywriter

A year ago, I took the huge (and very scary) step of leaving my secure, sensible, and generally fun job as Senior Copywriter at Avon, to become a freelance copywriter. I had practical worries: Will anyone want to hire me? Will I make enough money? Will I be lonely working by myself? Am I crazy to give up a good job in a recession? What if being self-employed is more stressful than my job? What if I get too distracted by other tasks to work from home? But I also had two very good reasons for  ...

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