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Rainy Days and Mondays

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Wow. I know I love to drone on about the weather in typically dull British form, but MY GOODNESS the last week or so has been totally DIRE. Anyone who has been trying to entertain toddlers in this weather, I share in your pain. Literal pain. Lashing hail in the face cuts like a knife. It’s Read the Rest »

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TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN

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When does it all slow down? I don’t know if I’m just at a ludicrous stage of life, but when I think about the year ahead and how much we’re meant to be squeezing in – babies, work on the house, big/depressing birthdays, blah blah -it feels like time is hurtling by at a rate of knots Read the Rest »

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A Festive Top Ten

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Christmas is the season of Joy, goodwill giving and receiving. Well, that and a horrendously massive heating bill. BUT with Christmas merely days away now, it seemed only fit to remind ourselves of the good and slightly less good things that this wintery season brings: Top ten things I love and hate about WINTER 1) Read the Rest »

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Back in Christmas Business

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First, an apology. Last week I had every intention of letting Christmas RIP all over my life, but the lurgy continued. And then got much worse. And to be frank, the most festive news I had to share was my Snowman toilet roll for the full seven days. I could tell you about it at Read the Rest »

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The Christmas Lurgy

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For the past fortnight, I have felt a lot less ‘Jolly Christmas Elf’ and significantly more ‘Crusty Pile of Snotty Crap’. DAMN the Christmas Lurgy. Everyone in this blinking household has been full of cold and miserable – we seem to have collected every bug going. The scent of Olbas Oil in this place is Read the Rest »

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It’s CHRRRRIIIIIIIIISSSTMAAAASSS

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Phew, we can FINALLY whack on the festive tunes, crack open the advent calendar and start Christmas shopping without feeling slightly ridiculous. CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE PEOPLES. I can hear the bells as I type. Did anyone brave the BLACK FRIDAY sales over the weekend? What a farce! The most hilarious/infuriating thing is that, in Read the Rest »

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Christmas fairs, hen parties and hot dinners

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It’s Monday AGAIN and the weeks seem to be flying by so quickly, I am starting to freak out. It’s December NEXT WEEK. I feel both overwhelmed with excitement and totally unprepared for such a momentous occasion. We are only days away from official Christmas Time. The Christmas movies have already started. On Saturday afternoon, I watched the last half hour Read the Rest »

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Food GLORIOUS Food

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This weekend has been spent catching up with BRILLIANT friends, eating food in absolute excess and putting the world to rights from the comfort of our own sofas. I think Saturday can be best described by the word ‘curry’ and Sunday by the word ‘pie’. I feel SO FULL, even the thought of a buttered crumpet can’t tempt Read the Rest »

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Holidays and coming, holidays are coming …

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The smelly pumpkin has barely had time to decompose and suddenly the countdown to Christmas is upon us. Monty the penguin has caused quite a stir (does anyone else think that maybe the little boy could have done with a new friend under the Christmas tree?), the Coca Cola truck is coming over the hill Read the Rest »

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Autumn’s Top Ten

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Bonfire night is upon us, we’re getting the odd one of those cold and crisp days (a few more of the damp, soggy ones) but Autumn is in FULL swing. Blink and you’ll miss it. Time for a little Autumnal reflection. Top ten things I love and hate about Autumn: 1.Comfort food is a necessity Read the Rest »