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Single and Want a Baby?

May 10th, 2010

As a Mum who was a single parent from the very beginning, I’m often asked about the pros and cons of having a baby by yourself.  In this age of independent women having careers and travelling, whilst the biological clock keeps on ticking, it’s a decision more and more single, thirty something, women are faced with.  If you are single, want to have a child, and are running out of time, then deciding to go ahead on your own can be the only option.  There is no right or wrong answer here, no foolproof decision making tool, but here are some important questions to work through to make the best choice for you.

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I’m Not A Politician, But…

April 13th, 2010

I know so many small businesses at the moment that are either going under or struggling to stay afloat (myself included) and it is not because they are not good operators or offering valuable products / services – it’s more to do with them being reliant on other small businesses as clients and getting caught up in a downward spiral.

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Kiwitax – Small Business and Property Investors Accounting & Tax Agents

May 17th, 2010

It’s that time of the year again and many friends and clients have been asking me lately if I can recommend any good accountants. As it happens, I definitely can. Whether you’re still trying to tidy up the accounts from the last financial year, or wanting to kick the new financial year off on the right foot, good accounting support is worth its weight in gold. If you’re a small business, self employed or a property investor, my pick is the team at Kiwitax.

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Mao’s Last Dancer

March 20th, 2010

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A great movie!  So refreshing to see an original storyline – probably because it is true.  It brought back fond memories of my travels off the beaten track in Asia, and also reminded me how precious our freedom is, and how lucky I am to be born in a country where we simply take this for granted.

A moving true account of the life so far of Li Cunxin – a Chinese born ballet dancer of international acclaim, currently living in Australia.  This movie managed to make me laugh AND cry – the measuring stick of a good movie in my book.