So it was officially deemed as the first day of spring on Tuesday this week, and OH MY does it feel good to be able to say that out loud. This was the winter that felt as though it was the longest one ever (it wasn’t, it was only as long as every other winter) but due to a few attacks from so-called ‘Beasts’ from…

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When Alexandra Burke took part in Strictly Come Dancing last year she got a lot of grief on social media. She was slammed for being ‘too confident’, for wanting to win ‘too much’. Many people didn’t warm to her, thinking she had FAR too much self-belief. She spoke out a few days ago saying that the British public in general seems to have an issue…

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I know, I know, I’m going on holiday during Easter time — are you fed up of me going on about it yet?! But seriously. Only 3 weeks to go! Before we jet off to sunnier climes, it’s Easter time — and that means plenty of chocolate, the Easter bunny visiting us, time off school & work, roast dinners, fizz and catching up with family.…

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Even though many parts of the UK were covered in a thick blanket of snow lately, (which has been playing havoc with all of our plans for an early appearance of any warm weather) I’m ignoring the crazy weather and instead focusing my mind on spring (yay!). They say that spring in the UK officially starts on 20th March 2018, which is next week. I’m…

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I casually reminded Dave the other day that we’ve only got 4 weeks until our family holiday to Gran Canaria at Easter — 4 weeks TO GO! Which is both exciting and has also sent me into a slight panic too (because of all the new stuff we need to get and pack). I know that most people right now are still buying chunky sweaters…

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I should have written this post in September, when the twins turn six, as that has a much catchier blog post title – but with Mother’s Day looming (i.e. it’s this Sunday) I thought I’d use that chance to reflect on Motherhood, for me, so far. Most of the time (99.9%), like most Mums, I just ‘get on’ with being a Mama within my busy…

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I don’t know if it’s because it has felt like the longest winter ever, or the fact that I’ve been blogging for four years now, or the arrival of the new social media app Vero, or that Lottie has been waking again early — or all four of these things — but lately I have been struggling to think of new content. Pressing publish on…

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Since I turned 39 on Christmas Eve (what a cruel day to have a birthday, thanks Mum!) I have been in full-on reflection mode on the last decade of my life. Because, for me, my thirties was a tale of two halves — terribly tough, and yet also pretty incredible too. When I turned 30 I had a big meltdown (ever the drama queen) and…

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I have already read a lot of blog posts from a variety of bloggers this side of 2018 in which the word authentic has appeared. Which has got me wondering recently whether this is going to be THE big deal within blogging and influencing this year? And I believe that it will.

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