Ridiculously healthy
Nov30

Ridiculously healthy

I’ve always suspected as a slim, teetotal, vegetarian, non-smoking runner I was pretty fit and healthy. But now it’s official. I am Ridiculously Healthy. If you’re not really old like what I am, you might not know that you get a free NHS health check when you turn 40 (and every five years after that until your mid-70s) – just to check your risk of developing nasty stuff like diabetes and heart disease. Because,...

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(In be)Tween Christmas shopping
Nov29

(In be)Tween Christmas shopping

The word tween is a relatively new one. It literally means ‘in between’. In this case, in between child and teenager (with teenagers of course being between kids and adults). Tweens are aged 9 to 12. I am currently the proud owner of two of the male of the species and they are REALLY FLIPPING DIFFICULT TO BUY FOR. It’s fun buying Christmas presents for babies and toddlers, isn’t it? So many cute little things....

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What she wore: F&F girls’ partywear
Nov28

What she wore: F&F girls’ partywear

You can’t beat a good party dress if you’re 7 years old. Many people would agree that you can’t beat one if you’re 37 or 47 either. So my daughter was VERY excited to assemble a party outfit from F&F at Tesco. We started where all girls should start – with the dresses. And we instantly saw a dress that we BOTH fell in love with! It’s great that we have the same tastes. The Signature swan print...

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The Gallery: November
Nov27

The Gallery: November

I’m not a fan of November. If I were to rank all the months of the year, it would be right down there at number 11, with only January below it. November is too dark, too cold, too damp and too damn miserable. The beauty of autumn is all about October. November is the long, dark descent into a long, dark winter. But this year November has been worse than usual. First my husband cut his face then I had my wisdom teeth out. I took...

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Moving day
Nov26

Moving day

The noisy blokes were back at 9am and it was all systems go. The move was a logistical nightmare as some of the stuff was going to the garage of the house we’re eventually moving into and some was coming with us to the rented house. Even though it’s only two doors down, some of the big stuff – like the settees – still went on the van. I carried my suitcases down the road, along with our duvet covers and a few...

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