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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - meet Shamanth from Something Organic

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - meet Shamanth from Something Organic

  On Friday 23rd of April Shamanth from Something Organic joined me for one of the Friday Lunchtime Lives I'm doing over Earth Month. Meet Shamanth and discover all about her business, what inspired her to take environmental action, what she's trying to do to restore our Earth (the theme of Earth Day 2021). Who you are and what does your business do? Hi I am Shamanth Pereira Founder of Something Organic. At Something Co we inspire humankind to upgrade your daily essentials with sustainable alternatives that not only elevates your lifestyle but also reduces your impact on mother earth. How did you...

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#tbt One from the Archive: i could have danced all night… and still have begged for more.

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#tbt One from the Archive: i could have danced all night… and still have begged for more.

(First published on The Contented Calf website on Wednesday 14th August 2013. I'd just spent a week attending the London Amateur Ballet Summer Intensive, and I was buzzing...) In the words of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady: I could have danced all night!I could have danced all night!And still have begged for more…. I could have spread my (swan) wingsAnd done a thousand thingsI’ve never done before. I’ll never know what made it so exciting.Why all at once my heart took flight. I only know when he (actually, they - the rest of the London Amateur Ballet Summer Intensive Company, that is) Began...

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - meet Cathy from Miller & Keane

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - meet Cathy from Miller & Keane

On Friday 16th of April Cathy from Miller & Keane joined me for one of the Friday Lunchtime Lives I'm doing over Earth Month. Meet Cathy and discover all about her business, what inspired her to take environmental action, what she's trying to do to restore our Earth (the theme of Earth Day 2021). Who you are and what does your business do?   I'm Cathy, mum of two and owner of Miller & Keane, a British luxury natural candle & home fragrance business.   It's a small, family run business born from both a love of candles and also a huge passion for high quality,...

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#tbt One from the Archive: i’m leaning in – to work, and motherhood

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#tbt One from the Archive: i’m leaning in – to work, and motherhood

(First published on The Contented Calf website on Monday 17th June 2013. My youngest was approaching 15 months and 3YO was soon becoming a 4YO and heading to primary school. And so I was starting to think more about work again.) It’s funny how in life sometimes things come together at the same time isn’t it? For me this has come in the form of reading Sheryl Sandberg’s excellent book, Lean In, and attending the first ever Mumsnet Workfest this weekend. Although I’d heard her name, I first took more notice of Sheryl Sandberg when I heard her on Woman’s Hour...

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - meet Laura from Seven Shades

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - meet Laura from Seven Shades

On Friday 9th of April Laura from Seven Shades joined me for one of the Friday Lunchtime Lives I'm doing over Earth Month. Meet Laura and discover all about her business, what inspired her to take environmental action, what she's trying to do to restore our Earth (the theme of Earth Day 2021).   • Who you are and what does your business do? My name is Laura. I run Seven Shades - a sustainable clothing brand in between my full time job and my motherly and wifely duties.     • How did you came to start an Eco...

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