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Five things I could do without, frankly

Maybe it’s because we’re almost at the end of the school holidays and I can’t decide if I’m more upset by how many pounds I’ve put on or by how many pounds I’ve spent since the middle of July. Or maybe it’s because having both children at home means I have no time to tidy …

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What happened to easter
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Easter: what the heck happened?

Now, I know I run the risk of sounding like a grumpy old woman, but seriously: what the heck happened to Easter? I remember, as a child, waiting in anticipation for Easter Sunday to arrive: the excitement of finally being able to open and scoff all the Easter eggs that had been gathering on the …

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40? How did that happen?

It’s my 40th birthday tomorrow and I cannot believe it. I feel nowhere near old enough to be 40. I still haven’t even got used to referring to myself as a woman. In my head, I’m still a 20 year old girl, bopping away in the local indie club with my corduroy jeans and pixie …

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Mission Impossible?

I like to think that I’m fairly resilient. I’ve climbed Mount Fuji with nothing more than a banana to eat, navigated my way by train through India, and have even ventured into Sainsburys on Christmas Eve. I’m not afraid of a challenge and won’t easily be beaten, but I have to be honest: I think I may …

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So, how did I do?

It’s been over two months since I’ve written anything on the blog. In hindsight, it would probably have been a bit more professional if I’d announced that I’d be taking a break, but the truth is, I never planned to stop writing. Life just got in the way and before I knew it, we were …

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Come back September, all is forgiven

Now, I’ve already written something about my less than fondness for September, but in hindsight, I think my rant was misplaced. You see, this year, October is really taking the mick. Just to summarise our current position, late October: we are recovering from apple purgatory and now find ourselves slap bang in the middle of birthday …

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September, we meet again….

  Well, here we are again, September. You don’t waste any time, do you? August has barely packed up her flip flops and there you are, mooching about with your darker nights, cold winds and frizzy hair. I’ll be frank, September. You get on my wick. Here’s why. You saunter in all coy when no …

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