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Spring Decorating - Easter Tree

DIY Lifestyle

Spring Decorating - Easter Tree

When we think of decorating a tree we immediately think of Christmas right?  But who says that Christmas gets to have all the fun! Easter trees have become increasingly popular over the Spring period, and they are just as pretty as their Winter cousins. 

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Managing Your Finances As A Small Business Owner

Small business behind the scenes

Managing Your Finances As A Small Business Owner

When it comes to the joyful time of completing your tax return you will have to make sure you have certain figures ready. You need to keep records of all sales and all expenses and you'll need to keep these on file for seven years. Even after you have filed your return for the year - so make sure you get some folders ready to keep them all in! 

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How I Started My Business

Small business behind the scenes

How I Started My Business

Please know my story is slightly different to others, I never set out to start a business, I never really intended this to be my career, it almost, sort of just happened. There isn't a certain way to get going but I will tell you how I feel Doodling Lucy began and, if you're thinking of starting your own business, some things I wish I had known at the beginning...

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It's Not All Happy Dances...But It's SO Worth It.

Small business behind the scenes

It's Not All Happy Dances...But It's SO Worth It.

And yet, even with all these perks, even with being able to follow my passion I have been struggling recently. I knew when I went full time with my small business it wouldn't always be plain sailing but it still takes me by surprise every time I resent my life choices. 

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Christmas Sausage Roll Recipe

Christmas Sausage Roll Recipe

Sausage rolls are one of the easiest things to bake, here is a festive take on the all time classic!  Ingredients: 375g British Sausage Meat (Best from your local butcher!) 375g Ready to use puff pastry  1 Egg (beaten) Salt & Pepper to taste Small jar of cranberry sauce 1 Large Onion diced 1 Bay leaf Pinch of dried sage 1 Small grated apple squeezed to remove excess juice 50g Grated Cheddar Splash of olive oil  Handful of sesame seeds Method    Preheat the oven to 180c  In a small pan fry the onion, bay leaf and sage together with...

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