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Children and pocket money – hard work pays off

I recently wrote a set of articles about encouraging children to go beyond earning their weekly pocket money and develop their business ideas as a young entrepreneur. This came about because we were experiencing a lot of negativity from our eldest daughter, which we were keen to nip in the bud. My ... READ the POST

City Breaks with the Kids – Rome

Our second city break of the year took us to Rome. This is a place that both my husband and I have already visited, so we had the advantage of having prior knowledge of the city. Previously I have climbed to the top of St. Peter's cathedral, toured the Vatican (twice), done an audio tour of the ... READ the POST

The value of true friendship

How do you teach your little ones the value of true friendship? Forming relationships with peers is an integral part of development, but not always an easy task. Friends will come and go and there will be heart break along the way. It's not easy to see your children suffering at the hands of their ... READ the POST

I’m Dancing

The bar is crammed full of people, standing close together in their groups, chatting loudly and animatedly. I push my way through, trying to ignore the feeling of claustrophobia that is starting to descend upon me. Mixed with the smell of sweat and alcohol, my stomach is churning, made worse by the ... READ the POST

Gluten and Dairy Free Dining in Rome

FOR GLUTEN AND DAIRY FREE RECIPES AND INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT A 'FREE FROM' LIFE. Eating out with children when you're on holiday can be challenging, especially when you have a child who is gluten and dairy free. As much as is possible, I do my research before hand to make sure I find us suitable ... READ the POST

When in Rome…

The crazy boy has been up to his funny antics again. We were in Rome last week and he was fascinated by the Coliseum. The funny thing about this place is that around the outside you find numerous 'Roman Soldiers' eager to have their photos taken with the tourists and then charge them 5 euros for ... READ the POST

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Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:40+00:00
"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!

"Nicola listened to and understood our wish to evolve our message along with our brand. Her copy was always succinct,...
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2020-02-28T13:13:38+00:00
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"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:13:54+00:00
"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."

"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:06+00:00
"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."

"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their...
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:19+00:00
"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their writing style."
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