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Its that in-between time, Christmas is polished off, I've collated all the Christmas cards into one pile, one inside the other and presented them on my sideboard. Having them on mass just gets too much after a week or so, so I've not thrown them away, just made them look tidier, I do it every year! Not my usual 7-7.30am start today, more like 8.45am. Sat with a mop of tussled hair in a baggy grey sweatshirt, shorts? and Ugg slippers with a huge scarf on and the dog on a chair beside me. I knew today wouldn't be a...

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Wow this month is flying past, it all seems so Christmassy at the beginning of December, thinking about shopping, clients Christmas posts and lots going on with kids and school, rugby and choir's etc. The remembering of dates and times and where everyone needs to be and then it all seems to slow down a bit and hey presto there's a week left till Christmas. I've had an unusual and challenging few weeks with one thing and another but have managed to keep everything at Quack ticking along as usual and also make it to the odd event. I attended the...

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Many of the blogs or social media posts I write can sometimes revolve around our great British weather. Having to devise something new everyday or 3 times a week for clients who are too busy to send you new images, testimonials or news, as a social media manager you have to keep it going. I don't sit down in the morning and think, mmm they've not sent me anything new, instead I create something interesting. Today for example for one of my clients I designed a post about frozen down pipes and gutters. People like helpful tips for their home...

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Its not easy running your own business, I know it's not meant to be and after 20 years I'm amazed I still get surprised. I think you have to be very resilient, calm and unflappable. Even in my late 40's I'm still learning everyday and I'm glad I am because if we don't continue to learn we can't continue to grow. Yesterday bowled me over a little, no specific reason, I guess sometimes and thankfully for me it's rare, everything seemed to take over my mind all at once. All the posts I needed schedule, follow ups, I'm approached by...

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Sometimes all your work feels like it's crammed into a short space of time, I guess it's just how it goes. Yesterday everything was very, very, very last minute, I'm sure several of my clients didn't realise they were both asking for changes/updates etc. both at the same time all desperate between 4.20pm and 5pm. Calmness I feel always wins through, so of course I didn't let on and just did everything I could in the time I had. Phew it was fine! In fact here were their comments:  'It’s brilliant thank you so much Karen I’m sorry to make everything...

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