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Win some fabulous furniture worth £1500 from Oak Furniture Land…

Oak Furniture Land logo

Would you like to win the chance to spend £1500 at Oak Furniture Land?   Their amazing nursery range has been shortlisted by Loved By Parents for an award and they need our help to get votes and if you

Posted in Family Life and Parenting

A family holiday with a difference – Home Exchange

Home exchange logo

Going on holiday and finding somewhere to stay can be challenging and sometimes expensive, especially when you are travelling with children. We’ve done it, and whilst we have managed and enjoyed it, I have often wondered if there was another

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Restoring my pelvic floor with Innovo…


Most afternoons in the week, I take half an hour or so of time out. It’s “me time” but not the kind of me time you would be expecting. I am not in the gym, I am not in a

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When you always need a rain mac – with Mac in a sac


We live in the UK. There are many wonderful things about that but one of the slightly, ahem, challenging things, is the lovely British weather. I always make jokes that even in the summer time, I need to take a

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Just what is your cat trying to tell you?

Cat Animation Static

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Posted in All things pet related

A treat for the summer…

Bee Lovely Gift Set for giveaway

Summer holidays are almost upon us… (if your children are already on holiday, just nod smugly and agree, some of us have another week or so to drag ourselves through 😉 ) You may have plans to go away somewhere

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BMI is NOT the be all and end all…


So I recently shared about weight loss and how I have worked hard to loose some weight, in order to get myself to a healthier place. I have been feeling pretty good generally and pleased with my efforts and also

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I am going a bit deaf – Animal Tales

Layla can't hear

My mistress is worried about me. She thinks I might be loosing my hearing. She says she has noticed over the past few months that I am not as responsive as I used to be, and that she will often

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Parents are SO embarrassing…

Emily is cross

So, ahem, apparently my daughter has something to say. She asked if she could write a blog post, about her parents. She seems to think we are appallingly embarrassing and wants to know if other children feel the same about

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Surcare – Getting tough laundry done, but being kind to skin…

Surcare Capsules

I do a LOT of laundry. Two kids, who wear school uniform, and a lot of extra curricular activities that mean there are lots of muddy, sweaty, sometimes paint covered clothes dumped in the wash basket every week. I also

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