Posts Tagged 'The Property Mermaid'

Flies and jelly fish

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With all this beautiful weather (haahaa), we having been struggling to find a moment t0 leave the windows open at home …. Why is it that flies … blue bottles or the common house fly, immediately come in the house and fly round in circles endlessly. At least bees and wasps have the brains to bang into the windows in a bid to escape. It made me think of when I was diving last year and watched a trio fo ...

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Who are you?

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Are you Lady Gaga or One Direction? I had the music video channel on yesterday as I rearranged the front room to make way for an accidentally over large Christmas tree, when I noticed that, all bar one of the members of the group, One Direction had comb-overs!

Now I don’t know about you but that was something grandfathers (and some others) did to hide hair loss. So why were teenage lads doing it? In fact, I then started ...

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What keeps you motivated?

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I wrote a blog for Virgin about active responsibility but the underlying message was the concept of values. We all value something; each of us gives different values and weights to different things. That was really clear to me in the Money programme on BBC 2 Tuesday 29th (one of 3 parts).

The successful people and gurus/ experts were asked what do you spend your money on and each one said nothing really – there ...

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I like watching TV

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I find it relaxes me after a head of busy thoughts all day – but not when the programme presents a view I disagree with!

Who watched “Money” on BBC2 Tuesday 29.11.11? The outcome of that episode …

A – spend money on personal development and wealth, get rich courses and you will just have credit card debts, remain poor and be fooling yourself

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B – it’s not about money it’s about time ...

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Changes to housing benefits – will that mean more babies?

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Recent announced changes to Local Housing Allowance may have a dramatic effect on population growth and has been underestimated by the government.

From January 2012 new claimants under the age of 35years old will no longer be entitled to the one bed self-contained rate (ie one bed flat rate which on my patch is £90 per week) they will only be entitled to a shared rated of £56pw. So what does this mean?

To landlords and ...

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Button, DRS, KERS and Huna

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I recently read a great little book “Create your Desires and fulfil your dreams” by Donald Upton – a remarkable man, one of the original founders of the (now) College of Osteopaths in 1966, well-educated and read naturopath and my friend’s grandfather.

The book turned out to be an easy explanation of Huna, a belief system initially held by the Kahunas (mostly Hawaiian people). It was like a missing piece of a jigsaw puzzle for me and ...

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Embracing new technology Part 1

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2011 has been my foray into the 21st century, some may point out its 11 years later but I say there are still 89 years to go so I am ahead of schedule. 18 months ago Thomas Power said get a Blackberry as I-phones and other androids (get me with the language) were not user friendly – sadly I ignored him. I have clung ferociously to my Nokia 6310 as a dear and droppable friend.

Thomas also said that engagiContinue Reading →

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How many cups of tea do you need?

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I had such a funny conversation with one of my Polish building team recently…. I did a very British thing – I offered tea or coffee. I had made them coffee as they arrived – that’s just polite – I let them know where everything was and that they could help themselves and went back to work.

Mid-morning I came down and asked if they wanted another cup and they explained no ...

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The retirement threat

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If you hold a job that you love then the thought of a dull retirement to day time TV or tinkering in the shed might fill you with dread. If you don’t care for your job or worse hate it then the thought of retirement is like the light at the end of the tunnel (albeit a long one).

Recent government proposals to increase the age of retirement are happening across the ...

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Strange things happen

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I posted a blog  a few weeks ago and had the most comments, shares and views I had had from any other blog.

The story for me was about the kindness of the post office worker that replied to a little girl’s letter to God asking to look out for and take care of her newly deceased dog.  I rarely post things like that – it caught my eye and I felt the urge to share it.

The next day ...

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