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Blue Monday? Let’s put a positive spin on it!

By Katie Topping / January 20, 2020

Blue Monday – also known as the most depressing day of the year – has been trending on Twitter all day! Did you know that Blue Monday began with a simple press release? In 2005, the now-defunct UK TV channel Sky Travel sent journalists an exciting promotional announcement that, with the help of a psychologist,…

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Pantone’s 2020 Colour of the Year

By Katie Topping / January 8, 2020

Update your style game and add some ‘Classic Blue’ outfits to your winter wardrobe. It’s Pantone’s 2020 Colour of the Year! For all us colour addicts out there, this announcement is quite an exciting milestone in the year! It also dictates so many decisions for the year ahead! The American colour forecasting company Pantone have…

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Back To School Musings

By Katie Topping / September 5, 2019

School bells are beginning to ring all around the country and it is with mixed emotions that my boys returned to school today as we have had a great 6 weeks of Summer!

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Stress, Anxiety and Depression – Do you suffer?

By Katie Topping / April 14, 2019

Stress, Anxiety and Depression – Do you suffer?       Does this look like the face of someone who struggles with anxiety? You never know what someone might be struggling with based on his or her appearance.  I have struggled with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression and negative thoughts for a large part of my…

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Happy Mother’s Day – A Special Sunday

By Katie Topping / March 28, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a special day, a chance for families to show their appreciation for their mothers and maternal figures. The day has evolved into an occasion for kids to honour and give presents to their hardworking mums. In the UK, it was originally linked to religion but has since…

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Spirit & Grace Wins ‘Best New Business’ Award

By Katie Topping / March 11, 2019

Inspire Conference – Awards Ceremony On Friday in celebration of International Women’s Day, I attended The Business Girls Network ‘Inspire Conference’, at the Riverside Marquee, in Bray. I had the most amazing day, filled with much laughter, merriment and even tears!  First thing, walking into the marquee I could feel the buzz of anticipation, the room crowded…

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How to cope with a new year & a busy lifestyle.

Goodbye 2018 and Welcome 2019!

By Katie Topping / January 14, 2019

As we were ushered into the New Year and 2019, I felt overwhelmed thinking about the phenomenal year that has just gone by and the new & exciting times that are yet to come. 2018 was an eventful year for me both on a personal and professional level, and boy do I feel excited about…

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Christmas Countdown – What Will You Serve?

By Katie Topping / December 5, 2018

The best way to spread holiday cheer is by giving people what they want! We are all busy people and most of us are spinning too many plates and finding it hard to juggle all the demands on our time, yet still, we want to serve up a delicious and decadent cuisine & accompanying refreshments…

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