January is always a bit of a depressing month. Most people have just started a new diet/health regime and failed. You join a gym and go loads at the beginning of the month but then come the 3rd week works getting busy again and you forget. Then you realise actually you’d rather sit at home watching Netflix. Or is that just me?! The weather is always bad, it rains, it’s cold, grey and miserable. If you are lucky you might get snow or even a sunny day to lift your…

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I am a massive stationery geek, I always have been. I remember when I was little I loved getting a new pen set or notebook for Christmas. In fact I still love buying new notebooks/pens/folders/pencil cases even though I have no need for them. When I got my job at Paperchase I knew the staff discount would be dangerous for my bank balance and it really was! I could probably open my own store with the amount of stationery I own. Recently I saw a few other bloggers had reviewed…

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Up until the last couple of years I’ve had a tradition of going to the cinema for my birthday. I guess I was lucky in that the new Harry Potter film always came out around then. I can still remember when I saw the Half Blood Prince and the death eaters fly through London and destroy the millennium bridge, in the IMAX it was in 3D and it looked amazing. So last Thursday I had a Clem free day out with my friend Daisy to go and visit Hogwarts!! We…

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I cannot believe it is only 4 weeks until Christmas! I am not prepared at all. I’ve only just started to think about presents and one thing I had planned for this year was to do some homemade/personalised gifts for family. Like a lot of people we love to take photos, mostly on our phones or digital camera which means we don’t really get any photos printed out now. The photos just end up stored on our hard drives, never getting looked at. I occasionally get photos printed out for…

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Just over 7 months ago now I was diagnosed as having hypothyroidism, otherwise known as a underactive thyroid. A thyroid problem can be much more common than you think and the symptoms are often dismissed as something else. Hypothyroidism Symptoms • Fatigue • Weakness • Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight • Coarse, dry hair • Dry, rough pale skin • Hair loss • Cold intolerance (you can’t tolerate cold temperatures like those around you) • Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches • Constipation • Depression • Irritability • Memory…

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