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Home made crispy tofu – it can be done…

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Last week I posted on social media that I was going to attempt to make crispy tofu, at home, from scratch. I had some encouraging comments, particularly from friends who like tofu or who are vegetarian, and some comments from

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Kick starting things with SML diet plan…

SML diet logo

I have successfully lost a fair amount of weight over the past 18 months (ahem, 51lb to be exact, that’s pretty much a small human in weight, when I think about it) with a combination of exercise, portion control, reducing

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Size 14 is an ok place to be…


I like to think that when I talk about weight loss and gain, that I know a little bit of what I am talking about. I have been both very thin and also very overweight. I have worn size 8

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My Sunday Photo

Very happy bumblebee on a fading poppy…         Please do not copy my work, or use my photos. Thanks © 2016 karen reekieAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense Summary:You may read the original content in the context in which it is published (at this

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How to help your child adjust to a new sibling…


While the majority of children look forward to the arrival of a new baby, some do change their minds once they arrive. They might suddenly start being naughty or craving your attention more than usual. Some children will even regress

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Squeeze my hand…


Matthew and I have a secret code, something I taught him (and actually his sister too) for when he is really struggling. When life with SPD is getting to him, or he is somewhere he is finding hard. I tell

Posted in Sensory Processing Disorder

Yes, I am having a mid life crisis, and I’d like to be left alone to get on with it, thanks…

Me thirty

I turn 40 in less than two weeks. It’s bothering me rather a lot. I don’t necessarily know why. Perhaps it’s because 40 seems old. It certainly seemed that way, when I was a teenager. Perhaps it’s because I am

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Football fun with Lidl

My small boy is a bit football mad and loves kicking his ball round, playing with his mates in the playground and watching matches on the TV.  So a visit to the  Lidl football Zone at the Royal Bath &

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My Sunday Photo

Happy Father’s Day to those out there who are Dad’s or who play the role of Dad in someone’s life. If you are missing your dad or he isn’t in our life, we send you love and hugs. I am

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Yet another miserable summer…

weather whinge

So I didn’t have a rant planned for this week. I did have a few rants in my head, but they aren’t suitable for a family blog so I won’t share them (it’s been a rough week in many ways)

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