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Some Hotel Chocolat goodies just in time for Christmas….


When we were asked if we would like to review some gluten free products from Hotel Chocolat, we had no idea what a treat was in store for us. We were rather stunned when a splendid package arrived, and it

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There’s a certain smell….


Today, tonight in fact, my family and I are off on an adventure. We are flying to Bangkok to be with my Dad, aka Long Suffering Granddad, for Christmas.  This is not the first time I have been there, in

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Discover gluten and dairy free Christmas food with Newburn Bakehouse


Enjoy a gluten and dairy free Christmas with Newburn Bakehouse recipes Indulging in tasty festive treats is a must for many in the run up to Christmas. From devouring the pieces of chocolate found behind each door of your advent

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Silent Sunday


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Our week in photos – cake photos are back!

 Welcome to our week in photos. Snapshots from the slighty crazy of our week, with the odd cake, grumpy cat and plenty of coffee thrown in for good measure. Taken from Instagram and Facebook.   Last week I got a few

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I was bloody minded about breastfeeding….Breast is not always best!


Almost a month ago, I took part in a live discussion, that was broadcast on certain TV channels and online. I was asked to join the panel, to talk about my experience of breastfeeding, the difficulties I had, and what

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When someone has a miscarriage….

Warning, this post may contain things that will be a trigger to some. Please read with that in mind. Also, I am speaking from my own experience, hoping to share to others who have not had a miscarriage, but also

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Today I’m a bad parent because….

I have started a new series of blog posts. I am FED up of the way parents, and actually mothers, to be honest, are put under so much pressure, to be perfect and to have this parenting thing under control

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Making new friends can be hard, when you are a mum…


When you become a mum, and life changes, quite dramatically (in a good, if somewhat tiring way) it can be hard, sometimes to find friends or maintain friendships. If you are one of the only of your friendship group that

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The grommets are still in…


And I am relieved, and realising how grateful I am for those two tiny pieces of plastic, keeping his ears healthy and comfortable. Last week, Little Man started complaining of a sore ear, and was a bit grumpy and irritable!

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