Monthly Archives: January 2016

Being a Pedant.

Being a Pedant.

I seem to have gained myself something of a reputation. I get tagged in memes on Facebook on an almost weekly basis, usually things along these lines: Now, I’d love to tell you that my reputation was totally unfounded and that I am, in fact, super easy going and rarely judgmental, but that simply isn’t the case. I am, by dictionary definition, a pedant: It’s not just spelling and grammar which draws my ire (although …

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Telling a Grown Up

It doesn’t matter what age you are when you finally tell someone that you were abused as a child, the questions are always the same; where, when, how, who…but perhaps the hardest question of all to answer is “why didn’t you tell a grown-up?”. It’s very difficult, as an adult, to look back and try to process the reasoning of a child. Aside from the fact that many survivors of abuse have huge chunks of repressed memories …

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Mother’s Day Without a Mum

I was talking to a friend today and it reminded me of this post, something I wrote this time last year but never had the courage to publish. In honour of moving forward as my own person, and of finding someone who feels exactly the same as me at this time of year, I decided that now was the time to hit publish. Now that I’m a Mum, Mother’s Day is all about hand-painted cards …

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Dealing With Utility Companies When Moving Home

Dealing With Utility Companies When Moving Home

What are the most stressful things you can do in your life? The top five are often listed as the death of a loved one, losing your job, a major illness, divorce and… moving home. Moving home is a hugely stressful experience which is compounded by several factors. There are things which are exciting and as well as those which we face with trepidation, starting out in a new area, perhaps unfamiliar area, making new …

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5 Perfect Baby Shower Gifts for a Small Budget

5 Perfect Baby Shower Gifts for a Small Budget

Your friend or family member’s baby shower is happening soon, and you want to buy a gift, but your budget isn’t allowing you to overdo it… so, what do you do? Choose one of these five perfect, baby shower gifts for a small budget, of course! Matching baby shower shirts This is a cute idea and a nice surprise for the mother to be if she is arriving after everyone; the idea is to have …

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Healthy & Tasty Recipes the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Healthy & Tasty Recipes the Whole Family Will Enjoy

It is a tough task to find healthy meals the whole family will enjoy. It is important that your food provides all the vital nutrients for your kids, so they will remain energized and in good health. However, you may have some picky eaters in your brood that may be tough critics. Luckily, there are a number of wonderful recipes that you can sneak in the important nutrients and successfully find the balance between tasty …

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Big Girl Birthday Party Ideas

Sausage is at an age now where the average soft-play birthday party just won’t cut it anymore. In 2014 she had a Pizza Express party where guests made their own pizzas and then ate it all once it was cooked, and last year she had a party at our local Waitrose test kitchen – both of which were lovely parties, but these days I think she needs something a bit more…rowdy! I thought I’d take …

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The Year That Was.

2015 has been a pretty odd year for us. We started the year living in the little bungalow that we’d lived in for the previous 5 years but knowing that we had the prospect of moving hanging over us because our landlord wanted to sell. We moved in March, thinking we’d found a long-term home, only for our new landlord to decide to sell up so by September we were living in our third home …

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