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So the BBC Dont Pay Women the Same as the Men...This isn't new news!

clare barton

Im not sure why anyone was surprised yesterday when they found out the men were being paid more than the women, it is happening in just about every organisation throughout the country.  Of course some will come back and say they have transparent pay structures with grading that all can see, but I guarantee where men and women sit within that pay grade is different. Very early on in my career, I was told by my boss that I had potential to do well within the organisation I worked in, I was reasonably popular, I worked hard and I was...


Learning to Crochet

clare barton

Tags beginners crochet, crafts, crochet, crocheting, toft, warwickshire

A couple of weeks ago I went for a crochet lesson with my Aunt to Toft Farm in Warwickshire.  My Aunt is very into her crafts, she can knit, sew, and makes the most amazing cards, so I was a bit worried that she would pick it up really quickly and I would be sat there asking for help every 5 minutes.  Well the bit about me asking for help was realised, but I wasn't the only one. https://www.thetoftalpacashop.co.uk/Article_Pages_OpeningHoursforToftStudioDunchurch.aspx Toft farm is set in beautiful Warwickshire countryside, where they keep alpacas and then use their wool in the kits they...


Welcome to the World Little One

clare barton

Well we have had quite a week. Last Friday we welcomed our second Grandaughter to the world, weighing in at a healthy 7lb 5oz, and really making her entrance into the world felt by her parents! I have been a very lucky lady, I wasn't lucky enough to have my own children, but have been fortunate enough to be embraced by my Andrews family.  Which has meant I have been able to share in the joy of 3 amazing weddings, and the joy of two beautiful grandaughers. Both Sophie and Emilia are very lucky young girls, both wanted, both sets...


Looking After my Niece and Nephew During the School Holidays

clare barton

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I had a fab time last week looking after my niece and nephew, but you do forget how exhausting looking after kids is, so kudos to all you child carers out there! We did some really fab stuff together, and considering the fact that the weather really challenged us, we managed to have lots of fun. Allana cooked with me every night, except for the night that I took them to Macdonalds....im afraid I gave into kiddie pressure, and caused them great amusement by not having a blooming clue how to order, as its gone all tech in my local,...


Versatile White Mini Pegs

clare barton

We have had a very busy and great family week. A family wedding with a stylish 1920's theme, the bride and groom both looked amazing and could of stepped straight out of a F. Scott Fitzgerald novel.  They had really gone to town on the table decorations, with every table having its own personal theme. I hope Luke and Sarah have a long and happy life together, and if the pictures they are sharing are anything to go by, they are enjoying there first week away as husband and wife. Speaking of weddings, it definitely is the season, all of...