The Oh F**k Moment of Parenthood and Me-Time Trips

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013

The Oh F**k Moment of Parenthood and Me-Time Trips

When pregnancy strikes the first time, seasoned parents rave how wonderful parenthood is. They don’t tell you about the ‘OH F**K’ moment that hits within about seven days. It’s that moment when you realise that no matter what you do with your life, you will affect this little thing that you are now 100% responsible for. It’s that moment when your realise that if you take risks you have a knock-on affect on this little person’s emotional and mental well-being for the rest of their life which will impact on their kids and their kids after that. You have started a chain that cannot be broken. It’s that moment when you realise that you are now the adult in charge, you are the one that will have to fight off the zombies if there is a zombie attack. It’s that moment when you realise your life is no longer your own: it has been consumed by the ball of love – and even if you are not one for using bad language, a silent cry of  ‘OH F**K’ screeches into your head.


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Happier Than A Billionaire

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013

Happier Than A Billionaire

How many of you out there have thought about packing in the 9-to-5 or packing up your business and moving to the tropics? Yeah, I’d say plenty of you have done. Well Nadine Pisani, author of Happier Than a Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, and Living the Zero Hour Work Week, did just that. She and her husband packed in their businesses, sold all their possessions and retired to Costa Rica in their 30s. She has written about her experiences in two books,  Happier Than a Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, and Living the Zero Hour Work Week and  Happier Than A Billionaire: The Sequel. I’ve read both and both are hilarious, so if you want a belly load of laughs do buy them. Recently I had the opportunity to chat with Nadine about what drove her to the decision and how she recreated her life down in Central America.


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To Be: Prince of Your Own Land

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013

To Be: Prince of Your Own Land

If you don’t have the opportunity to marry into a royal blood stream, there are several things you can do. First you could take over a country or buy an island and proclaim you are the king of the land. Anyone who disputes it would have to fight you for it – think back to The Lion King and you’ll get the picture. This can all be a bit messy: armies take a lot of time and effort, there can be a lot of upheaval to your daily routine, and there would be blood and guts to deal with and lots of crap to sort out.


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