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My life - Rebecca Mackenzie

Yvonne Telford

My life - Rebecca Mackenzie

The month of July is Independent Retailers Month and Calladoodles are getting involved in this annual campaign. To celebrate,( and on their behalf) I interviewed four women involved (in one way or another) with running independent shops on Carshalton High Street.  This week, it is Rebecca Mackenzie turn. She is owner Dotty Teahouse. Rebecca talks motherhood, favourite food, and holidays. When was Dotty Teahouse set up? Dotty’s Teahouse opened in May 2016 following 4 years of trading at festivals and private events from my vintage caravan “Dotty”. Why was Dotty Teahouse set up? Dotty’s Teahouse was a natural progression for me having spent...

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My Life - Beth Johnsson

Yvonne Telford

My Life - Beth Johnsson

Mum of three and Field Co-ordinator for Reverse Rett, Beth Johnsson is an incredible and a beautiful woman - I am honoured to know her. After her daughter Hannah was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome, Beth and her family are now very involved with fundraising for research to help speed treatments and a cure. Beth talks motherhood, the future and rice cakes. What time did you wake up this morning? 5.45am, to the sound of a 6-year-old saying ‘Can I open my presents now?’! What is your daily routine like? Depends on which job I’m doing that day. If it’s a teaching day...

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My Life - Clare Callanan

Yvonne Telford

My Life - Clare Callanan

This week, we speak to Clare Callanan - Manager at Calladoodles. Clare talks motherhood, career, and Calladoodles. You have just had a baby boy, what is your life like at the moment? I'm enjoying my maternity leave and feeling more relaxed with motherhood the second time around. I am not good at being away from work as it is an extremely important part of my life, and I found being at home with my first child extremely challenging. This time, I'm happier just to go with it and I feel really lucky to have this time with both my son...

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My Life - Harriet

Yvonne Telford

My Life - Harriet

Harriet is one of the most beautiful humans I have come across - she is full of smiles, kindness, sunshine, a joy to be around... she is full of all things beautiful. Harriet talks Curry, something she wonders about, ice cream and looking forward to being 13. Enjoy. Yvonne x What is your most favourite fun thing to do? Playing  with  my friends and family. When do you do it? At school and when we have play dates or if we have friends at our house for BBQs. Why is it your favourite thing to do? It’s my favourite thing...

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My Life-April

Yvonne Telford

My Life-April

We asked April - a compassionate, funny and creative  friend of my daughter Ola some questions, some of her answers made me smile. I particularly picked April for this mini-interview because of her ability to be sensitive to other children's needs. For example, last year, for Ola's birthday, April asked her mum if she could get Ola a stuffed toy since Ola had mentioned to her that she had none - I had cleared my daughter's room out and donated her toys to charity! As we all know emotional intelligence is one of the ingredients that will help our kids get far in life... April...

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