Monthly Archives: September 2013

Women Not Reporting Rape Because of Lack of Faith in Legal System

Following the post I wrote last week on Michael Le Vell and a few of the comments on that post, after receiving a press release today with the above headline, I thought I’d write about the survey conducted by Reveal Magazine, for the sake of balance. The survey revealed that of the women asked, a rather shocking 16% said that they’d been raped at some point in their lives. Of those in the 16%, only …

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Dove Pure and Sensitive Beauty Cream Bar Review

Dove Pure and Sensitive Beauty Cream Bar Review

Last week I was sent some Dove Pure and Sensitive Beauty Cream Bars for review, which ties in nicely with the fact that it’s also National Eczema Week. As you may or may not know, I suffer from a few different skin conditions, which are largely due to my underactive thyroid. I have psoriasis on my feet and legs, dermatitis on my hands and also get eczema on my face and scalp. I appreciate that …

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Do You Bribe Your Kids?

Do You Bribe Your Kids?

My lovely friend Helen over at Kiddy Charts recently conducted a survey to see just how many parents bribe their children with various things to ensure good behaviour. I was very surprised to see that a massive 83% of parents admitted to using some form of bribery with their kids – maybe I’m just lucky to have a very chilled out Sausage, but I’m not sure that we’ve ever had to bribe her! Helen has produced …

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Michael Le Vell – Mud Sticks

Michael Le Vell – Mud Sticks

If you’ve been following this case in the news, you’ll know that Michael Le Vell, the actor who plays Kevin Webster in Coronation Street, was accused of sexually abusing a six year old girl. The girl, who is now 17 and hasn’t been named to protect her identity, says that he systematically abused her over a number of years and although the Crown Prosecution Service originally dropped the case through lack of evidence, Mr. Le …

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Project B – Pregnancy Wellbeing Boxes Review

Project B – Pregnancy Wellbeing Boxes Review

Now that I’m officially ‘in the family way’, the reviews on this blog are starting to get a little different and today’s review is the first of many pregnancy related products that I’ll be testing over the coming months. Project B is a month subscription box which starts during month 4 of pregnancy and goes right up until month 10, when you’ll receive a ‘Congratulations’ box after giving birth. The idea of the boxes is …

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Five Tips for Low G.I. Eating

Five Tips for Low G.I. Eating

I’ve been following a strict eating regime for the last few weeks, in an effort to keep my blood sugars regulated while I’m pregnant. I developed gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with Sausage and through a combination of stress and not taking care of myself, it stayed with me once I gave birth. Now that I’m pregnant again, going into pregnancy with Type II diabetes is a whole different ball game, it means closer monitoring and …

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday
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Ranty Friday – Selfish Parents

Ranty Friday – Selfish Parents

It’s Friday, which means Mummy Barrow is telling us all to get Ranty again, which is quite appropriate as I’ve had this post brewing for a few days, but didn’t know where to start. The other day, I was in our local shop, buying some ham. I got to the counter and there was a man in front of me buying cigarettes; he bought quite a few boxes at once and as the lady at …

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Panama Jack Review

A couple of weeks ago, we were sent some products to review by Panama Jack, the beach and suncare company, to try out in the last weeks of the summer holidays. Being the mother of a very fair skinned, red-headed child, suncare is of the utmost importance to us, however the fact that Sausage also has very sensitive skin doesn’t make this task very easy. Even some of the well-known brands, which claim to be …

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Three Plus One…

Three Plus One…

If you’re friends with me on Facebook, then you’ll already have seen my not-so-subtle, monochrome addition to my photos. However, if you didn’t see it then you won’t know what I’m on about! It’s official, our little family of three (well, four including Chuck!) is about to add one more to its numbers, as Husband and I are expecting our second child. Sausage is absolutely thrilled at the prospect of being a big sister, she …

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