Author: Cheshire Claire

Mums in Control

A mum in control I don’t profess to be – I try – like us all!  But generally by 8am I have failed!    But this post is about the magazine Mums in Control and not me (for a change!) – they supported Dandelion Lounge in our first year of trading with editoral coverage and are now launching their own website in early May 2009 www.local.mumsincontrol.co.uk/SK9 so I am keen to reciprocate the support with a “plug” and link to their site which is sure to be a great read as their magazine is the UK’s number 1 magazine for working...

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Doing the juggle…

That’s what I’ve been up to … what’s the juggle I hear you ask?  The mummy juggle of course!  Still not sure then let me explain … I have H who is now a mere eight weeks from his second birthday, I work on a freelance basis in marketing, I run Dandelion Lounge http://www.dandelionlounge.co.uk I also run my home, kitchen, laundry, H’s childcare, Husband and try to ensure thank you, birthday & anniversary cards & gifts are with the right people for the right date.  Usually this is a fairly hectic but balanced weekly pattern, I can’t say routine because I don’t really “do routine” and working freelance isn’t a routine work choice – which is why I like it.  Anyway, there I was at the beginning of January in dark, cold, mid credit crunch Britain thinking I’ll be at home concentrating on home, family and Dandelion Lounge – no one will have budget to use a freelancer … wrong, diddly, wrong wrong … bang, squeak, squeal … that would be the sound of the wheels in my life going off  the rails!    The last three of four weeks has seen me on trains before 8am, my son staying over with Grandparents, me working back into an office (I usually work from home visiting offices for meetings only) and worst of all me wearing a suit – I hate...

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Here they are, sharing my recent cards …

I promised to post up and share my Christmas card design so here it is, also in the gallery (if I’ve done it correctly!) should be included the “Thank you” card all featuring exclusively designed by my other baby, Dandelion Lounge! There are loads of different designs for Thank you and other cards to celebrate and share life’s little milestones all loaded on www.dandelionlounge.co.uk so head to the lounge and have a browse.  Let me know what you think by adding your comments here or on our Facebook page.    Cheers, Claire...

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Its a boy! New safe arrival for Charlotte Church.

Many congratulations to Charlotte & Gavin on the safe arrival of baby number two, a baby boy who will be called Dexter with Lloyd as his middle name.  Dexter arrived on Sunday 11th January and he weighed in at 7lb 5oz.  According to Charlotte’s official website mum and baby are both doing just fine.  Great news and many congratulations from me and everyone at Dandelion Lounge … enjoy this special time. By the way… Charlotte is you’re reading this we’d be delighted to do your birth announcements or thank you cards for all the gifts which are no doubt...

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Happy New Year …

  Farewell Christmas, Hello 2009 – may it be a good one for you all.  This year I am going to write more on my blog so check back more often and there should be a new update – of course I have the obligatory lose weight in there too!   I am also going to try to work out how to include photos on my blog so … here goes … if this has worked there should be a photo of me with my Christmas...

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