Author Archives: Clare

Some drivel. And an announcement…

Reasons that I love AOW: 1. Best readers ever. Full stop. I could elaborate, but I’m not sure that I need to. Somehow, we have had the great luck to bring together a collection of wise, eloquent, kind, smart women, who I am honoured to know, even if only virtually in most cases. 2. AOPs [...]

Categories: Behind the Scenes at AOW, Life
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It’s good to talk

I love a good honest post on AOW. It’s what we’re known for and what we do best, I think. This is one of those posts. Emma sent us this with her own disclaimer, but I don’t think it needs it. It is thought-provoking, and it is interesting. The fact that this condition is so [...]

Categories: Health, Life
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Weekend Wonderings

Seeing as I don’t spend a whole lot of time perusing the UK papers, I may be way behind the time here, but I just found this series in the Guardian, and subsequently lost several hours reading through the previous letters. The basic premise is a letter you always wanted to write to an important [...]

Categories: Weekend Wonderings
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Any Other Photo – Piriya and Ben (Part One)

I’ve sneakily called this Part One, basically because I want to make sure that Piriya sends us in her wedding AOP too. But that doesn’t do justice, really, to the story that has gone before this picture. This is a perfect AOP all on its own. It has love, fighting through adversity, and a proposal [...]

Categories: Any Other Photo
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A sucker for a bit of christmas

It’s the last instalment of 2013 from the lovely Rach, who has spent the last six months giving us an insight into the start of a new business (as well as some rather lovely pictures of some very pretty dresses). Rachel thanks all of you guys in this post, but I would like to take [...]

Categories: Any Other Wedding, Money and Career, Wedding Planning
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Like exams and Christmas…just with more make-up and cherubs

This is Rach M’s wedding report. It is, as you would expect, fabulous, honest, and hilarious, all rolled into one brilliant wedding report. I’m not going to add any more than that because Rach has done such a good job herself, but I do just quickly want to say how much I love that AOW [...]

Categories: Any Other Wedding, Becoming A Wife, Wedding Planning, Wedding Reports
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What you should do

Katy sent this in to us saying ‘I’m sending this in before I get annoyed with myself about how preachy it sounds’. I happen to think it’s the opposite of preachy. I think it’s open minded, positive, and really pretty inspiring. Katy has followed the path that so many of us have – Worked hard [...]

Categories: Life, Life Experience, Money and Career
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A business woman, or a woman in business?

We’re back today with another post from Rach (where does the time go?! I can’t believe it was a month ago that I posted her last post), and this time she’s discussing the subtle, but important to her, difference between being a business woman, and a woman in business. Perhaps it’s just syntax, or perhaps [...]

Categories: Any Other Wedding, Money and Career, Politics and Feminism
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Clare Barker Wells Photography

This may seem like old news, to those of you who follow me on instagram, or facebook, but now seemed like as good a time as any to say that Clare Barker Wells Photography is now officially open for business! It feels pretty huge saying that, especially as only two years ago I’d never picked [...]

Categories: Behind the Scenes at AOW, Jobs For The Girls, Money and Career, Written By Clare
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Perfect timing.

Happy Monday, readers. And a happy Monday it is. This is a story that is going to set you up for the week. You will read it, and I guarantee that by the end of it you’ll be smiling. Carly’s story is a story of love, and how timing is everything, but also about how [...]

Categories: Engagement, Family, Friends and Relationships
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Hello! We're Clare, Aisling and Anna and welcome to a corner of the world where smart, flawed, real women talk about the bigger picture; about their experiences, stories and opinions on all aspects of being a woman today, from marriage to feminism to pretty, too.

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