Monthly Archives: October 2012

Suicide is Painless…?

…or so Mike Altman would have us believe. I’m not sure if I do… I’ve had conversations with people about suicide before and in general people get very animated about it. I’ve heard a lot of negativity about people who choose suicide, words bandied about like ‘selfish’ and ‘cowardly’ and if I’m honest, I dislike it. In terms of selfishness, I have two thoughts. Firstly, I don’t believe that you can apply rational emotions to someone …

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Kärcher Window Vac – One Month On

Just for the record, the lovely Kärcher people haven’t asked me to do a follow-up to my original post, I’ve just found the device so useful that I wanted to show you how we’ve been using it over the last month. 1. Demisting the car As much as I love our old car, it’s not all that efficient when it comes to demisting the windows on a cold day. In fact, if I put the blowers …

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My Jolly Phonics – A Review

Sometimes, I get given items to review that are so overwhelmingly brilliant that I don’t even know where to begin with reviewing them and this is the case with the My Jolly Phonics kit, so instead of procrastinating over it for ages and leaving it miles too long, I thought I’d just dive in and see where this takes me! A Bit of Background As you probably know, Sausage started school in September, which means …

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Why Gangnam Style is So Culturally Important

A few months ago, I heard Husband laughing heartily in his office, followed by a yell of “Hun, you HAVE to come and see this”, so I went in and watched what can only be described as  the video for one of the most sublime pop songs I’d ever heard. It had a catchy tune, a killer beat, (and this was the clincher for me) a dance that I could do to accompany it. Could …

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Something About Doors Closing and Windows Opening…

I can finally stop being cryptic. That thing that I was feeling too superstitious to talk about? Well, it was a job. A great job. My dream job. And it involved moving home. The position was as a Digital Editor for a new magazine with a major publishing company and it was based in the West Country. I didn’t know if I was suitable, but I applied for the job just for shits and giggles. But …

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Treasured Secrets

I discovered something the other day; my Husband is a complete and utter sneak. I’ve spoken about my pregnancy enough here and in other places for most of you to know that it was utterly miserable, but for those of you who are new here, I found out I was pregnant because I was puking so much that I tore a hole in my oesophagus. The hyperemesis gravidarum continued for near-on five months during which …

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Silent Sunday

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Progress…

So, I feel like I should probably put paid to a couple of ideas that THIS blog post may have created in my nearest and dearest. 1. I’m not pregnant. I know I’ve said I’d like to be at some point, but I’m far too fat and unhealthy to even consider it at the moment. 2. I’m not moving abroad. 3. I haven’t joined a cult/had a sex change/joined a swingers club So there. One …

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Holding My Breath

If you read this blog regularly or follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’m a pretty ‘heart-on-sleeve’ kinda gal. There are very few subjects that I won’t write about; the way I see it – my space, my rules. I’ve always been the same and those close to me have often remarked that they worry my openness will leave me vulnerable as not everyone in the world is nice. The thing is, try as …

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Monday Mobile

I saw this linky (created by Cakes, Photos, Life) on one of Annie of Mammasaurus fame’s many, many sites and thought I’d join in. The rules are simple: 1) image from a mobile device, add a story about if you wish on your post 2) enjoy and link up  We had fish and chips for tea one night last week and Sausage’s kids meal came with a Pirate disguise kit. Being the dedicated blogger that …

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