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cooking fail
The Background I have a habit, as I’m sure many of us do, of only sharing what we want people to see. Because I share a lot of recipes and love food, I only share ones that taste great. I don't share a cooking fail. I also edit the photo’s ...
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The summer holidays are hard. I’ve found myself struggling to fit in work, blogging, taking the kids out and doing all of the housework. Husband keeps trying to help me, but I feel like because I’m at home, I should do it all myself. I’m in the mindset of a ...
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what year one taught me
I can’t believe that The Boy has finished year one already. It seems about 3 weeks ago that he was leaving the childminders to start school but apparently, that was now two years ago. It’s crazy! The Boy has learnt an awful lot, his reading, spelling and math’s are incredible ...
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bobsys 20 month update
I didn’t write a 19-month Bobsy update. This was in part because we were busy moving and I was neglecting my poor blog horribly. But, it was also because she doesn’t really change as much in a month anymore. It’s funny, in the first few days, the changes come fast, ...
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picnic happy
As I write this, I’m feeling a bit, blah and not that happy. Not sad as such, just a little bit like I don’t know what to do with myself. The kids are out for the day, Husband is at work and I’m sat here on my own. I’ve done ...
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moving house with kids
Number one. Don’t. Haha. No, really. Don’t. As anyone that knows me or listens to me moan on social media will know, we’ve been moving house for the last few weeks. I’ve moved about 10 times in the last 11 years. It’s something I do quite a lot. So, I ...
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You may remember 10 Things I Hate About Winter. I hate winter. But, despite being one of those awful people that complain when it's too hot I love Summer. I love not having to put a jacket on and the evenings being lighter. I'm not quite as keen on boiling feet ...
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mother daughter jewellery review
I’m going to be totally honest here, when Kaya Jewellery got in touch and asked me if I’d like to review one of their mother-daughter jewellery sets, my first thought was “oh no, it’ll be really naff!”. I’m so massively not into big necklaces with “mum” on and things like ...
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Popcorn is absolutely huge right now, isn’t it? The crisp aisle of supermarkets and shops has given up a good section to different brands and flavours of popcorn and even cinemas have started offering more options when it comes to popcorn flavour. I can certainly see why. Popcorn is hugely ...
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happy list 10
Well, that was a busy few weeks. You may remember in my last happy list I mentioned we were moving house? Well, since then, we haven’t stopped! I’ve also had a horrible cold the last week (starting on moving day, obviously!) and had to clean our old flat. I’ve hit ...
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Do you have favourite family meals that you always come back to? Those recipes that you've perfected over time that the whole family love eating? I know we do. We try to experiment as much as possible and try new things. I think eating the same five meals all the ...
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fish and chips
Eating out is something we in theory love to do. But, we’re not always very good at it. We’re not fussy as such, but there’s often a little bit of “well we could have made that better ourselves”. I’d never order a steak in a restaurant because I know Hunky ...
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happy list
The last two happy lists have been very much “it’s been a bit of a crap few weeks but let’s look at the positives” so I’m very pleased to say the last week has been amazing! I certainly feel like after a few months of things being a bit up ...
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40 before 40
At the beginning of my blogging journey, I posted 40 before 40. A list of things I wanted to do before I turned 40. Well, I've just celebrated my 31st birthday. Which means that they are only 9 years left. I realise 9 years is still a long time but ...
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birth story
The Bobsy is 18 months old, so her birth story isn’t quite as late as The Boy’s was. Nor is it as dramatic. It was almost perfect in the end. Pregnancy The Bobsy was sort of planned. Yet not quite. I had had a coil fitted but it fell out ...
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happy list
I’ve been terrible at doing these, haven’t I? which is rubbish, because I really enjoy siting and writing about happy things. Life just sometimes gets in the way and you forget to stop and reflect on the good things. Writing a Happy List is meant to force me. But then ...
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baby
The Boy is 6 so his birth story is coming very late. But, I’ve only been blogging for a few months and I love reading a good birth story. I think they’re lovely. But also, very useful to pregnant women looking for some real-life stories to help them to prepare ...
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girl chicken pox
Anyone that follows me on Instagram will know that The Bobsy has had chicken pox for the last week or so. You may also know that The Boy had them for a few weeks before. I wanted to write about our experience because I hugely underestimated how horrible it would ...
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Well, it’s been a pretty crap few months. Husband has been out of work for a while. He did get a new job which you might remember I mentioned in my last happy list. But, it didn’t work out (was in fact truly awful!) so he’s been searching once more ...
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Bobby smiles
Since I started writing these little Bobsy updates life seems to go much faster. I can’t believe it’s been a month since 17 months. In some ways, I feel she hasn’t changed too much, certainly on the surface. But, when I actually sit and think about it, she has taken ...
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