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A bit of this, a bit of that

Those days..

There are some days when nothing seems to want to go in your favour. It’s been one of those days here, and trying to entertain a 5-year-old and a 1-year-old during a rainy school holiday has been like cutting chunks … Continue reading

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Our rainy morning #NoddyChallenge

Today is officially the start of our daughter’s summer holiday (we didn’t include the weekend) – So of course it is cold and rainy! Thanks weather! We were expecting a friend to join us after lunch, so this morning was … Continue reading

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A little reminder to myself

This year has seen one of my greatest achievements to date. I finally finished writing and editing my novel for young adults – after having the idea nearly 2 years ago. The story was so strong in my mind that … Continue reading

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That first wobbly walk

This post is my entry into the Tots100/WaterWipes Baby Milestones challenge, where bloggers have been asked to write about their own personal milestones to celebrate how special our families are. I have to admit that I am naturally a very … Continue reading

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Through the eyes of a 4-year old

On the few occasions that Dubai has ever come up in conversation, I have to admit that I’ve always pictured young couples on honeymoon, luxurious hotels and an intense heat that means you spend the whole holiday floating on an inflatable … Continue reading

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Breakfast biscuit anyone?

We got this free sample from Ocado today. To me, this one biscuit emphasises just how difficult diabetes is to manage – and how very misleading all these ‘healthy’ alternatives actually are. These are marketed as a ‘breakfast biscuit’, but … Continue reading

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A friend to remember

A competition on Eurotunnel Le Shuttle asks ‘do you have a favourite story about your pet?’ – My answer may be somewhat surprising. Lancelot was the cat who was literally born on my lap when I was 15, and who … Continue reading

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No one is immune

Over the Christmas holiday I found out that another member of a group I am part of tragically took her own life due to post-natal depression. She had a husband, a three year old daughter and a five month old … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Carving for Halloween

This Halloween, my little girl was just about old enough (she’s 3.5) to get involved with our annual pumpkin carving. Before becoming a mummy, I used to carve the typical scary faces – usually Jack Skellington from one of my … Continue reading

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Another tragedy for captive Orcas

After watching the eye-opening film Blackfish​, I made the decision that we would not give any of the SeaWorld parks our money on our visit to Orlando, and we re-adjusted all of our holiday plans around this. It was difficult … Continue reading

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