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On Wings of Eagles Revisited

This is a return to a post I wrote 2 years ago, when I launched the series I painted called On Wings of Eagles. I thought it was something I could revisit following many people's challenges with the pandemic. This journey has been one that has been far more personal than just a series of...

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Reframing - a different perspective

Reframing. I first came across this concept a few months ago. The Dictionary of Psychology describes it as follows: 'a process of reconceptualizing a problem by seeing it from a different perspective.' We have a picture, and when we see it as a whole, it is easy to see the full...

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Being Appreciated

With everyone talking about the environment at the moment with COP 26 Climate Change Convention recently being held in Glasgow, we are all being reminded to look at our own contribution to climate change. The changes to recycle clothes, cycle places, alongside all the other moves to greener...

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Why is file size important?

When we are working digitally, a crucial thing to learn about are the size of files and the implications of this. A file size is the measure of how much data a computer file contains or how much storage it consumes. Online is no different to offline. A large file with lots of paper in it will...

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Getting hangry?

Are you guilty of getting hangry? The Cambridge Dictionary describes it as follows: Guilty. But I work on keeping it under control for the sake of those around me! Getting crabby when hungry was the inspiration behind the characters of Mr and Mrs Crabby. This fun couple were initially created...

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Business Start Ups - there's so much to consider!

There is so much to think about when you are starting a new business. Logos, branding, business cards, website, social media, flyers, clothing, advertising and so on. It can get overwhelming when you have so much to take on board at once. I get it! Being a small business owner myself I know...

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Intellectual Property - do you know about it?

I sometimes get into conversations with others and we get chatting about Intellectual Property. So often the response is that they don't know much about it. Intellectual Property (or more commonly referred to as IP) covers the following: The World Intellectual Property Office...

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Wobbly Wheels

One thing I have discovered in lockdown is my love for cross country cycling. I used to cycle indoors but when I was given the options of a dark room with lots of other sweaty bodies or the beautiful views of the great Yorkshire countryside, there was frankly no competition! I have really...

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Trying to keep up with the digital age

If you are anything like me, you have not grown up all your life with computers. They came into my life in my teens alongside tape cassettes, stereos and VHS videos. The computers in the 80s are a world away from the ones we know today and we have watched technology evolve at a fast pace...

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Christmas really?

When I worked in retail it was always very strange when Christmas was promoted long before anyone was ready! I know it’s only September, but I’m sending these out to get the orders in so there’s time to produce the cards and send them out to people again. These Christmas cards are...

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