Posts by Boudoir Madame

Sold my business : What’s Next?

Sold my business - What's next?

After six and a half years of living, eating, sleeping and breathing my business, The Bedroom … my business partner and I took the hard decision to move onto different things and to sell our baby on to someone fresher and more passionate than we were who will hopefully take it to even greater heights.…

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Wonderful moments in desperate days!

Sometimes a story just has to be written and shared. The story of today is one of those for me. Forgive me if this is long and rambling, it’s not a short story and it needs some background. But I hope if you read to the end, it may leave you feeling grateful, and maybe…

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Don’t underestimate the effect hormones have!

So we all know every teenager turns into a raging hormone at some stage … and most women turn into horMOAN hags at that time of the month … but these are not the hormones I speak of in this post … instead I speak of Thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones are a bitch (scuze the…

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Entrepreneurs – born or raised?

The whole nature vs nurture debate is absolutely fascinating to me given my upbringing, who I’ve become, what I’ve achieved, etc. A topic I’m becoming particularly passionate about is education (why I don’t know because I have no kids and am not a teacher) but it fascinates me how hungry children are for data and…

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Rude awakening!

The term rude awakening was given new meaning this morning when I was woken by a rustling noise in my bedroom … I sat up and looked into the face of a burglar in my bedroom! The gall! Bastard had broken in, already taken my new Samsung LED Smart TV and was trying to unplug…

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Countdown to the holidays

Five weeks from now I’ll be on holiday … I can’t wait! It has been a long year this year! Of course the next 5 weeks are rather manic, but super exciting too! We’ve had an unusual amount of grey days in Durban lately … I am definitely suffering from SAD … Need to get…

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The busy-ness of business!

  If you have never built and grown a successful business (and I don’t mean you working from home on your own here) you may not understand the workload, pressure and sheer determination involved. I get that, not everyone can understand what I’m going through. What amazes me is how some people judge my unavailability…

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My most precious thing … Time!

Time is one of the things I think is most valuable to all of us, think about it, money you can always make more of, things you can just buy more of, food you can simply eat more of but time is gone forever once it’s passed. We can’t rewind time, as much as we…

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Get your warped perception out of my lovely reality!

They say that perception is reality. The challenge is not to let other people’s perceptions cloud your reality. I’ve learned that perceptions in my business can be both a blessing and a curse. I recently went for breakfast with two acquaintences I haven’t seen in a while. When I arrived, the one exclaimed, “My gosh,…

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Recipe – versatile Meat/Bolognaise Sauce

It’s been a while since I posted a recipe … and the cold has me thinking of food … so here’s one of my staples.  Use it or lose it!  This is one of the things you will ALWAYS find in my freezer frozen in various size portions for a nearly instant dinner anytime.  And…

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