PART TWO  If you missed the first instalment of my interview with Katie Kirby, you can find it here. * I introduced a very old friend to your work who has just had her second baby and her first baby has had some health problems so it’s been a rollercoaster for her. I showed her one of your posts about sleep deprivation and she laughed and then she cried and she couldn’t stop crying! I’ve seen her cry about twice in my lifetime but it was so close to the bone for her. You do strike a massive chord, clearly.…

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For the second in my series of ‘So She Did Diaries’ I had the pleasure of interviewing Katie Kirby, founder of the brilliant blog Hurrah For Gin and Sunday Times Bestselling author of a book by the same name. We spent a glorious hour together chatting about everything from juggling work and life, people not getting her humour and the cringe of self-promotion. In fact we chatted so much, I’ve split the interview into two blog posts! Katie built her blog (which is now a brand in its own right) completely from scratch when she was on maternity leave looking…

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I’ll keep it short and sweet this week as I’m up early tomorrow to start a coaching course in London so I need my geek sleep! Here’s what I’ve been reading this week. Making A Life Changing Decision? Try This Simple Quiz. < Fascinating piece on the kinds of questions to ask yourself if you’re stuck at a crossroads: “That’s where it gets tough. The simple truth is that life’s really important choices are rarely black-and-white. Most often they span infinite shades of gray. But when indecision creeps in, when the path forward is shrouded in fog, only one question…

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“Buy Better Clothes. Buy less of them. Wear them more.” – from journalist Marc Bain in this great Quartz article.   I love shopping and I love clothes. I love finding a bargain, pairing things together that shouldn’t work but do, getting dressed up, having fun with clothes, feeling inspired by fashion, bargain shopping with my mum or splurging H… I. Really. Love. Fashion. I don’t love the amount I have spent on clothes (I dread to add it up, so I don’t), I don’t love how crammed full my wardrobe is, how hard it can be to choose something…

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Have you heard of ‘slow weekending’? I hadn’t until I came across this lovely piece (The importance of slow weekending) from freelance writer and girl crush Alice Tate. Without naming it that, a slow weekend is exactly what I’ve just had and I couldn’t have needed it more. I’ve walked, I’ve cooked, I’ve listened to a book, I’ve sat without a phone and talked to H and watched a film without any distractions (not always a given, shamefully). I’m not eating sugar at the moment (the Catholic upbringing in me has to give something up for lent! Which is prompting…

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