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Author: Cristina

You Learn Some Hard Lessons in Small Business

Since coming up with the idea of starting my own bookkeeping business in November 2009 and commencing in March of 2010, it has given me so much. Maturity, independence, perspective, patience and improved our finances. Most importantly, it’s given me the time and flexibility to be around for my son as he grows up. But while I am always grateful that I’ve been given this opportunity to take my destiny into my own hands, it’s not always a smooth experience.…

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100 Kisses

Every night, I give my son 100 kisses before he goes to sleep and for him to know he is loved. But for every child that is doted on and cared for, there are thousands that are neglected, forgotten and left to fend for themselves. I became a UNICEF Global Parent so that I could make a difference in the lives of children living in poverty. I may not be able to give these kids 100 kisses every night, but…

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Updates from a long lost blogger

Wow – 3 months of not writing. As can occasionally happen, life gets in the way of blogging. Now that I’m back to not having a life my routine, I can get back to writing. Firstly, I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year. I, for one, could not wait until 2011 was over. While there have been some highlights, the majority of it has been craptastic. To fill you in on what I’ve been up to,…

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No, I’m Not OK

 NO, I am NOT OK because my uncle/landlord has decided to renege on our agreement and is now almost doubling our agreed on rental rate. NO, I am NOT OK because this means that we cannot afford it and now have to look for somewhere else to live. NO, I am NOT OK because our home loan application with the bank was rejected all because of 1 dishonoured payment back in May that has since been rectified. NO, I am…

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5 Things

This weekend, Fruit Man is off work for a whole weekend since he started his new job as a fruiterer (hence the name). I didn’t realise how much he actually did around the house, so here’s a list of 5 things I love about the man (had to limit myself to 5, otherwise I’d be here all day trying to get to 10). 5 Things I Love About Fruit Man He irons all our clothes (including unmentionables). I HATE ironing.…

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