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Getting set for winter with Sparks & Daughters

This is a collaborative post with Sparks & Daughters, but all views are my own. The clocks went back at the weekend and there’s now no denying that we’re on the rapid descent from ‘bit chilly’ to ‘absolutely freezing’. As ever, I’ve been caught out by the sudden change in temperature and last Friday before …

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Christmas is coming and so is the Smyths catalogue!

It’s started. September is here again, and so begins the descent into winter and the countdown to Christmas. Each year there are five tell tale signs that summer is long gone, and that winter and Christmas are on the way: The rain and drizzle returns and that spare bedroom, which has spent the last few …

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Life

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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Life

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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