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My Favourite Five – April

Thinking about my Favourite Five things from April, to join up with Suburban Mum’s fab linky, was tough this month. Usually I pick a theme select my top five of that e.g. My Top Five Dashing Heroes But this month I am going for family randomness. So without further ado……. Our Devon Holiday We had a fantastic break… Continue reading My Favourite Five – April

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First Beach Trip of 2016

I LOVE the beach, any beach.. I haven’t been to nearly enough beaches in my lifetime. I like pebble beaches, sandy beaches, shingle beaches and ‘off the beaten track’ beaches. I find the sound of the sea, come rain or shine, to be so wonderfully therapeutic. I find the drama of an ever-changing coastline so… Continue reading First Beach Trip of 2016

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My Lent Challenge – Week 3 Roundup

End of week 3…and… *drum roll* I lost 3 pounds! (and NOT down the back of the sofa). Weight was 12 stone on Wednesday morning. Last week I weighed 12 stone 3lbs. Thank goodness for that. And the other big change this week is that I am thinking less and less about chocolate, and donuts,… Continue reading My Lent Challenge – Week 3 Roundup

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A Mother’s Love

What does a Mother’s love feel like? It most probably feels different for every Mother out there. I could ask all my friends that question and they would answer differently. I felt something during half-term week that I have never felt before, since becoming a mum six years ago. Let me try and explain… It… Continue reading A Mother’s Love

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My Fave Five – February

I am back linking up with Suburban Mum’s linky, Our Favourite 5, for February. I thought about choosing lots of lovely things that happened, including my biggest girl turning 6. BIG news obvs, but I am writing a separate post about that. So following on from my Top Five Dashing Heroes from January, I am posting about my… Continue reading My Fave Five – February

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My Lent Challenge – Week 2 Roundup

Well, quite frankly, I am narked. As we enter Week 3 of Lent I have not lost any weight by giving up chocolate, but have put it on. #FML So when I started I was 12st 2lbs and Wednesday morning I weighed 12st 3lbs. RUBBISH. However, in trying to find some positives from the last… Continue reading My Lent Challenge – Week 2 Roundup

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6 year old’s party – Top Tips

So I want to be all helpful and that and spread some useful knowledge to help you plan a birthday party for your six insert age year old girl. Me and the hubby took seven girls bowling and then to a local eatery for lunch. We also dropped the girls back home afterwards. We left… Continue reading 6 year old’s party – Top Tips

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My Lent Challenge – Week 1 Roundup

So it’s Day 8 of Lent and I am pleased to say I have not eaten anything chocolate. The list of foods I normally eat, that I have given up, includes: All chocolate bars and buttons Pain au Chocolat Costa’s medium hot chocolate Nutella Chocolate Digestive biscuits Chocolate donuts Anything with chocolate brought into the… Continue reading My Lent Challenge – Week 1 Roundup

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My Lent Challenge

I posted on facebook and Instagram about the charity creme-egg challenge I took part in at work recently. As a company we are all trying to raise money for a charity in Kenya. You can read about it here. I ate 7 creme eggs in 10 minutes, and came 3rd in the competition. At the… Continue reading My Lent Challenge

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Valentine’s Day, before the shops stole it

I was asked to write a post about Valentine’s Day, by a friend who feels similarly to me, because we are both quite cynical about the day, and the novelty wore off for us after working together in retail. I believe the day has turned more into an over-hyped commercialised event, causing people (mainly women… Continue reading Valentine’s Day, before the shops stole it