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THIS WEEK - FUN ON THE FLOOR

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I was selected to attend an event at the London Frame Studio
organised by Total Greek yoghurt and of course I dragged my
American guest along with me to share the experience.
We were happy/nervous pupils being taught how to Rumba, Salsa
and Tango by the pros - Dee Thresher celebrity fitness expert and
Jesús Reyes Ortiz Jr dance instructor from the US.


 O' yes, it was a PROPER work out whilst trying to not look like the odd ones out
...hard work! However, it was fun and very friendly, which helped us shake off
any embarrassment or pressure.

The class was rounded off nicely with a generous spread of tasty food,
refreshments and other great stuff courtesy of Total Greek yoghurt.
If you don't like the gym, this could be an alternative keep fit method for you.




Now I have the hunger for more Rumba dancing so 'Strictly Come' or 'Dancing with' -
here these happy feet come!

More Fun on the Floor

This time it was fun on the 6th floor, where I ate lunch at the London Ken…

THIS WEEK: The Gift of Giving

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Gifts for people who don't NEED anything...in particular

Those people are the complicated ones to find gifts for - they
tend to have most things and things they don't have...are simply
not within your budget. To make life a tad bit easier, I just give
them tough tuff - love. Gifting becomes easier when you
consider buying things that you would love them to have.


Here are some tips on what to buy:

Sentimental

Bake a Christmas cake;
Buy sentimental things; if you remember what they like; tickets to
an event, collection of some of their video footage or photos.


Personalised

Framed front page newspaper story that was published on the date
they were born. Hopefully, it's an interesting story!

A mug with their day of birth poem...'Friday's child loving and giving.'

Random

As tradition and a silly challenge, buy anything with the person's name
on it. There is a rule, the item must not be pre-ordered or designed for
the person or it will spoil the nature of b…

This Week: Eat, Drink and Sleep

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GET into THE Christmas SPIRIT!




Choco - Log



Winter Soother





THIS WEEK: TURNING THE BITTER INTO SOMETHING SWEETER

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LIFE is a reflection of your perception.

Last week I made a life changing decision to change my perception...
after working for a top 10 FTSE 100 company for 6 years and 7 months
(to be precise) , I - was - made - redundant.

One morning, I woke up and said "I will use my skills used for the past
6 years to establish my own company" Fearlessly, I moved quickly
to find a professional name and registered at the Companies House.
I put everything in place and have accepted my first client.

I turned down good job offers and decided to start my own company -
I mean a real company with the nuts and bolts, company account and
all of that stuff.

It feels beyond great , it's sooo sweet!  I am working for myself and
building on my skills...I love it already.

I just changed my perception of my life, took steps in the direction
where I wanted to be and my life immediately changed and reflected
my current perception of my life.
I want to share with you ...

THIS WEEK: BEING FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE

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Yes I'm my new bank manager! I have become strict and more in control
of my spending habits because I really want to see my hard earned cash
groowww!

I've needed a little encouragement so I have stuck a few notes around the
house to remind me how to maintain a sustainable flow of cash.

Here are 4 tips that I have taken on board.

1 Don't spend today's money, today's money is for the future

This means that I will save a pool of money which may be
the 'rainy day' funds. If I want or need something big, I will use
money that I have already saved up rather than current money
being 'today's money'. It's not a good idea to spend todays money
as you may not have any for something important tomorrow.

2 Not just one income

Have other sources of income it could be buying and selling a
popular product on line to getting rental income for your parking
space.

3 Take the budget challenge

Plan to budget for a specific period like a 6 months or a year
to help w…

THIS WEEK: BEING A LANDLORD

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Being a landlord is like being a director, housing officer and
the estate agent in one. Here are some tips to make it easier.

You may decide not to hire a company to manage your rental
property. You may want to manage your property and ensure
that all the rental income go straight into your pocket.

MARKETING




Use the internet - it's your best friend when you need to
advertise and reach your potential tenants. Try Gumtree
and Room for travellers (roomsft), to help showcase your
property. Consider using clear pictures, detailed adjective
so instead of saying 'nice' say 'clean' and state key terms
and conditions such as cancellations policy and deal breaker
terms.

SET STANDARDS

Know the rental value and how much you want.
Know who you want to rent your property to, couples,
over 18 year olds, men only or families only.
Standards should really be stated upfront in a
lease agreement usually a shorthold agreement or
guardian agreement.

HAVE A BUDGET
It would be silly to …