Lifestyle Travel

Postcards from Costa Nova, Portugal

September 9, 2017

A quick look back at our holidays in Costa Nova. It is always good to get back hometown but this summer was even more special as the last time we have been there was 3 years ago! Plus now we got to show the little one around. Not sure if he will remember anything after all but I guess we have some fantastic pictures to add to the family photo album!…

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Household Budget Smoothies

KNY RECIPES: Slim Green Smoothie

May 28, 2017

Welcome back again to the Let's Eat - the series of post when I investigate and compare the cost of healthy eating as oppose to the high street easy available options. Last week I compare homemade nutella with the original Nutella spread. It turned out that the healthier option was 38% more expensive. The good news is that at least your love handles may actually shrink of you go for the homemade nutella 😉 Today, I take a close look at this revitalising recipe for…

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Household Budget Sweets

KYN RECIPES: Yummy Homemade Nutella

May 22, 2017

Welcome to Let's Eat post series! This series is a part of #KnowYourNumbers (KYN) campaign where I encourage you to look more closely into the cost of your household.  My recommendations are purely based on my taste and are result of my journey to eat better and at the same time keeping control of the household spending.  Having had sweet tooth pretty much my entire life I think I manage quite well considering I am not obese. However, finding myself…

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Management Managing Yourself

3 MONTHS OLD BABY & COMING BACK TO WORK

March 5, 2017

I am officially done with the ‘fourth trimester’ of pregnancy. The little baby boy has turned 3 months. I have recovered to the point where 30 min gym session and a short run feels great again. Moreover few notes on coming back to work and exploring horizons with ground-breaking work by Anne-Marie Slaughter. Self – awareness It it no secret that I am over 30 years old and getting closer to 35 every single year. Our baby boy was born…

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Management Managing Others

WHAT MANAGERS DO?

February 6, 2017

delegate everything so that they can spend their time browsing the internet – oh well, this may be ideal but one that would not last at work for a very long time, that I can guarantee you, ask to have their coffee ready by the time they arrive in the office. You are lucky they do because a manager without a coffee is like a steam train without breaks (lol), simply make it difficult for people to get their work done,…

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Children Personal Finance

MATERNITY LEAVE & FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

January 29, 2017

I grew up in Eastern Europe in a middle class family when education was the primary focus. By the time communism was gone, I knew nothing less than an average Western child. I was brought up by loving parents, who both worked very hard - mum as a caregiver, father as a breadwinner - to make sure I did not end up in prison. 32 years later I find myself in their shoes having recently given birth to our son…

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Inspiration

Weekend Inspiration / Community

January 15, 2017

If you follow me on social media (if not, I recommend you do as it would make me very happy) you might have noticed that I recently became a mother. As with almost any project I embark on (isn’t it rude to call pregnancy a project?) I like to do a little research so that the unknown turns into less unknown. I would usually pick up few books here and there and so I did on parenting. Make sure you…

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Management Managing Yourself

FEELING HOPELESS? CHANGE YOUR HABITS

September 21, 2016

If you are just a little bit like me I am pretty sure you have your own episodes when you are very well aware you should change something in your life – whether it is loosing a few pounds, getting a promotion at work, spending more time with your family or getting in control of your money; but when you eventually embark on the journey it actually feels overwhelming. Although you do try very hard, that six-pack image you have…

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