Category: Me, beyond just being “mum”

Project 365 – a photo a day 09/10/18

Yes, that’s a screen shot of me watching a preview of Bohemian Rhapsody, which is out in November. I do happen to have two tickets to go and see it before it is out on general release, though…  Screeches with

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Four Essential Ways to Unwind this Autumn

It’s the end of summer, and as such we’re heading full steam into shorter days, longer nights and cooler weather. Autumn is a wonderful season of changing hues and climate, but it also comes with its own stresses and anxieties

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Those earrings…

Those earrings. Given to me by my parents when I was the same age as her. Made from a piece of jewellery my mother had broken up and made into a first pair of “good earrings” for me. Real stones.

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Looking for a place in the sun?

The husband and I may only be in our early forties, with children who have not quite hit the teenage years, but we do talk about our future and when the children leave home, and what we will do. We

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10 things I love about coffee…

It’s International Coffee Day. I don’t usually get behind all these days where we randomly celebrate things, other than if it involves cats, or cake, but I can justify celebrating coffee. You all know I love, love coffee.  So, here

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Why I support the restricting of laxatives from sale within the UK…

*this post discusses eating disorders, the use of laxatives, bulimia and mental health. If any of these are a trigger issue for you, it may be best you don’t read on. However, if you read this and would like to

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That’s me in the corner, baking bread…

When the going gets tough, or I am tired, or stressed, I don’t go shopping, I don’t get drunk, I don’t watch sad movies to allow myself to cry, or eat vast quantities of comfort foods.  I do things, productive

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Is it possible to not buy new clothes?

The alterative title to this blog post should be “I have a massive hole in the ass of my jeans and I REALLY don’t want to go clothes shopping” because I have been wondering lately, about clothes shopping. I don’t

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Every girl needs a pair of bling shoes (a giveaway)

*this is a collaborative post, I was kindly sent a pair of shoes to review, but all opinions are my own* I love shoes. Shoes are possibly one of my favourite items of clothing, and I think you can tell

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Project Linus quilt – update so far

So if you follow our blog, you will know that I am taking part in Project Linus and creating a quilt, with the tween’s help, to be part of a very worthy cause.  My mum taught me how to do

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