Monthly Archives: June 2013

Slave to my Hormones

Slave to my Hormones

Ever since I was about 9 years old, I’ve been a slave to my hormones. Every month I’d get that feeling of irrationality creeping in and making me react in ways that were far less reasonable than I would normally be. Sometimes, I’d know it was happening; like an out of body experience, I’d watch myself being aggressive and over-sensitive. Other times, I’d know fully well that I was acting differently and I didn’t care. …

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Bygone Bloghop

Husband and I often get a severe case of the ‘Anywhere But Here’, but we’ve also had lots of conversations, not just about places in which we’d like to live, but eras; time periods that we would have loved to have experienced first hand. I know I’m not the only one who thinks like this, so I thought I’d give you some of my ‘Anywhere But Now’s and then stick a badge and a bloghop …

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Did the BBC Make a Boob of Itself?

Did the BBC Make a Boob of Itself?

So, according to various news outlets, 139 people were so offended by the sight of Holly Willoghby in a bit of a boobie dress that they complained to the BBC after watching Saturday’s episode of The Voice.   ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY NINE of our Great British brothers and sisters are so incensed by the space between a woman’s boobs, that they dragged their carcasses out of their armchairs, took to pen or keyboard or …

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Should Ian Brady Be Allowed to Die?

Should Ian Brady Be Allowed to Die?

This week, we’ve been hearing on the news about Ian Brady and how he’s appealing to be allowed to return to a mainstream prison, so that he’s no longer force-fed by tube and can resume his hunger strike. For those of you who don’t know (and I’d be surprised if there were many) Ian Brady, along with his then-partner Myra Hindley, committed a series of kidnap-murders during a two and a half year period in …

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Have Your Chance to #WinJim with Fat Face

Have Your Chance to #WinJim with Fat Face

Fat Face, the lovely people who sent me an outfit for BritMums Live, started as a humble t-shirt business, started by two friends. “It all began in 1988, two friends desperately trying to avoid working for a living and enjoying all that the French Alps had to offer. The life was way too good to end too soon… but money was running short. A plan was needed… design some sweatshirts, sell ‘em at night, ski …

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Being Called The ‘C’ Word

On Sunday afternoon, after a lovely morning at the cinema watching Despicable Me 2, we drove to Waitrose to acquire some groceries for a late lunch. As we were pulling in, Husband and I were having a discussion about something or other, one of the usual things that we chunter on about in the car, you know, like how we feel about what’s going on in Israel, the price of baked beans and whether the …

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Saving Money on Utilities

Now that I’m no longer working full time, our family income has changed and although I’m tapping out a meager living by writing and blogging, there are still things that I can do which reduce our monthly outgoings. British Gas has a great page on its website giving you tips and tricks on how to get the most from your utilities, including ways to reduce your usage and making sure you’re on the right energy tariff. …

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The Perfect Swimsuit? Freya Fever Tankini Review with Lazeme

In my quest for the perfect swimsuit, I recently got in touch with Lazeme, the online retailers whose philosophy is something that really appealed to me: “Our aim is to bring you products that make you feel and look good when you find a bit of downtime. We work hard to source exclusive designs not readily available on the High Street and bring them direct to your door. So, sit back, catch a bit of …

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Clearing Out for Charity

I’ve mentioned in the past that I’ve done some work for charity and there are a lot of charities which are close to my own heart. As a child, I had meningitis and still suffer the after-effects of the illness at times, and I’ve done fundraising and awareness for Meningitis UK over the years. I also worked for the NACCC (National Association of Child Contact Centres) for a couple of years, supervising visitation between parents …

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Meet My BritMums Live! Sponsor

Me and BritMums Live! has been a bit of an on-again-off-again affair. I got a ticket quite early on and secured a sponsor, only to have a flash of guilt at being away from Sausage overnight, especially as the Friday is a Baker Day at her school. Then I realised that I could just go on the  Saturday and miss the Friday (what with not being nominated for a BiB and all…*harumph*! :-P), but by …

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