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Looking Forward to Getting Older.

In the last month I’ve discovered that the pain I have been struggling to overcome in my neck and shoulder for more than 15 years is in fact arthritis. An ultrasound and x-ray confirmed that my shoulder joint, collarbone and top of my spine are struggling to cope with the toll that ordinary movement has […]

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School Sex Education Rage.

We are a liberal household. We always have been. I grew up feeling inhibited and embarrassed about sex and bodies and I was determined my children would not feel the same. We have specifically brought them up believing they can ask any question at any time and that bodies, big, small, voluptuous or with inexplicable […]

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Product & Event Reviews


Review: Teen Parcels That Make Periods Better.

I’m a mum of 4 girls and 2 of them have now gone through that moment where a mum blogger suddenly realises that it is time to STOP.SHARING. You just can’t blog a period. You did teeth and potty training and the time they fell in the toy box and how they felt when a […]

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Review: The Perfect Pamper Parcel.

A few weeks ago I had a horrible day in which I was made to feel rubbish and worthless and vile by someone in the name of doing good. It wasn’t a nice feeling and, although I picked myself up again, it knocked my self esteem and courage for six for a few days. Seeing […]

Creative Writing


Creative: Tired.

The end of the day. Shouting stops, taxi service ends, the meals are eaten and the quiet purr of the dishwasher, punctuated by occasional sloshes, is the only noise left. Downstairs, the detritus of the day is strewn across the corridor, the kitchen perfunctorily cleaned, the door locked and the car remains a crumb filled […]

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The Gallery – Talent.

Talent. They say it is everything. Some people have it. Some people don’t. I watch people who don’t have talent all the time. I watch people who have some talent all the time. I watch kids who sparkle. I watch kids who just ‘have it’. I watch kids who learn fast and kids who learn […]

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Book Reviews

My Reading Challenge for 2014.

You might remember I set myself a challenge to read 50 books this year along with a variety of other things I wanted to do to try and find myself a bit after the last few years. So far, I’ve read 13 books and I’m keeping a track on the Goodreads challenge widget. I’m keeping […]

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