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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
JesΓΊs 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: Christmas Shopping Finale

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I can't go on anymore with days of shopping. This is a cry out for HELP!...LOL
Everyday there are more bits to buy, it seems like it's never going to
end!  Tomorrow, I'll collect my vegetables and some fruit - oh yes not forgetting  my Jamaican fruit cake, then that will be it! So no more  snack grocery shopping! 
Christmas is coming and I'll just wait.

This Week: Christmas Shopping day #1

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Day 1 shopping for Christmas has kicked off. πŸ› I only have to stroll a couple of
minutes from my house to find the must-have decorations, clothes and gifts  for this season. The focus is so much on whatever you want rather than need,  so I must be careful not to immerse myself in the junk shopping, well at  least that's the plan anyway.

So in order to be good whilst shopping I have not participated in any group shopping like it's a sport activity or shopping with anyone with compulsive shopping disorders.  I have stayed away from those elves in retail, who try to get you to try perfumes  or clothes. Thanks but no thank you...  I have this shopping strategy in the bag! πŸ›’





This Week - Networking with designer labels

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Networking with designer labels...?
Helloooo my Coco Lovelies. This week I was invited to a networking event  at the House of Fraser City, a popular department store in London.  Where Will Excell and LMA hooked me up with free makeovers and 10% - 30%  discounts on all items in the store.
There was a DJ in the house (literally) and if that was not enough to wow me,  they gave me a fantastic massive House of Fraser goody bag stuffed with all  kinds of top notch beauty products including Urban Decay, Lancome, Laura  Mercier, Benefit and my now favourite parfume Flower Bomb by Viktor Rolf . 
The best bunch of freebies that I have had in a while.  It didn't end there, there were waiters topping up my glass with cocktails and  Presseco; and we know that alchohol + department store = splurge 😧.  
So as much as I wanted to hang around 'til 9pm for their Mulberry bag prize draw that I traded my business card in for - I had to leave before I became a retail therapy  patient. Here are a f…

THIS WEEK: MY SUMMER DIET

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Hey, I have decided to publish details about my successful diet so far.
I have devised a meal plan based on a realistic diet for me which covers my
health and emotional needs. I hope sharing my daily feasts and nibbles will
help someone with their journey to a healthy or healthier ever after too.
Side note: I eat home grown salad and buy organic foods whenever possible.








THIS WEEK: ALL ABOUT THE ART

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So it's raining right now and I was going to play some tennis but now it seems
like painting will be appropriate - what they call wet play in school and wet
play it is.



Also, there is eclectic art home made by my brother "Artist"

Ideas and styles that are different influences from growing up in the suburbs
of South London and travels around Europe.




Now selling encased in a beautiful frame (black or white) 27cm x 42cm. Inquire: info@mysuitcase.org



This Week: My Paycation Journey

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My Paycation Journey... My journey so far; started off being interested in what my friend was doing as a Paycation on-line travel consultant.
I checked out the opportunity myself
(with my trained legal eye).






I've always had an entrepreneur mind set but didn't want to jump in to investing £60k for a business like a franchise. I saw that this business
matched my idea of a low investment for a share of the license and obtaining
credentials. The X factor for me was getting paid the equivalent of a day job
by simply booking travel with a click of a button on my laptop.
My brother asked me "why would people need your service?" I immediately  explained that there are many people who do not have the time to plan,  shop around for best deals and book travel - I will provide the personal and  convenience service. Indeed, customers including friends and relatives were
waiting for my service. I fired up and was in the pursuit of joyful work. 
£99 CAREER vs £99 3 COURSE MEAL I l…

THIS WEEK: TIME FOR HOBBIES

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Have you ever felt that you've somehow neglected your hobby/hobbies?

I did for a while. Oh but finally this week I have reunited with my babies;
my hobbies which meant having some "me time"!  My shame of not writing
the final pages of my fiction and non fiction novels seems likely to soon
disappear - mission almostcomplete?

I had kept my love for writing novels to myself for a while because I was
conscious of being that "writer" who is writing the never ending story.

It's so encouraging to have the support to complete the finishing touches.
For myfirst non fiction novel I'm looking at my funding and publishing options
whether to self publish or find a publisher that will accept my trail of
thoughts...take a cheeky peek at my e-book cover below. What do you think?

Book release date coming soon 
A moving story called Balcony Child...





















Another project that I'm polishing is my children's story 
for my  5-7 year old critics, such an empowering story w…

THIS WEEK: THE TRUE MEANING OF FLEXIBLE WORK

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Hey

Just was thinking out loud when I said flexible working hours is
so ideal for me as a mother needing time to engage with my child.

I do not miss the heavy traffic on the roads or the embarrassing close
body contact with strangers on train journeys to and from work.

I saw the POWWOWNOW poster below which made me giggle and I
guess that is what triggered my random thought about flexible work.
I think it illustrates the meaning of flexible work which is getting the
ideal work life balance.








THIS WEEK: COME ON FAB FEB!

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Camera, lights and action for me this month.

So lucky to be a part of a fab campaign for Paycation - making a
difference to lives and providing tips on lifestyle wealth.

Please look out for my debut which I will provide an update once
the filming is published.

As a treat I got some goodies handy for a vacay (hopefully soon)

So excited. Look Loook...   

Goodies: A Jetsetter's comforts; a tablet case, vanity case, Lifestyle cap and Tee.





















I'm ready to have the experience of a life time.


THIS WEEK: WHY DRY JAN ?

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No need for Dry Jan when there are cheap sales everywhere.

I  mean there is no need to sacrifice a perfectly good month when
you can enjoy it's perks of being Jan filled with discounts and sale items.






































THIS WEEK: Happy New Year!

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Happy new year all,

Yes we have said adios to 2015 which hasn't been easy to some
who are still feeling disappointed with their present from their partner
or secret Santa. Worse - some people are still doing thewalk of shame
since the office party ("blame it on alcohol") scandal incident.

Many are happy with the fact that life has given them a new year/chapter
for a chance to make the most of a clean slate as the future is always
spotless.










I think a new year is a good point in time to ear mark a start of
a new project, idea, job or even behaviour; and checking
your progress in the Summer and again 6 months later, if needed.

If you want to improve your lifestyle but you are not sure what
goals to focus on first. You may find the following idea helpful:

Get started with three points 

1. Personal
2. Business
3. Health

Think about your goals

Think of 2 goals for each point for the next 12 months, 5 years
and 10 years

Write the goals down

Write short term and long term goals and p…