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Creating A Home Office on a Budget

I don’t know if you remember but a while back I was lusting after various bloggers home office spaces. I really wanted a space I could call my own at home to blog from. The thing is I don’t really have the space for a full-on office type area at home so I always thought it was a pie in the sky idea. Could I create a home office on  ...

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Why Do I Blog and Should You Blog Too?

Have you been thinking to yourself why do I blog lately? And should I even be a blogger? I know I have. Bloggers ask themselves and get asked this question a lot. That or, how did you get into that? I know how I started a blog. Of course I do. Introduced to them via entering competitions I thought I could do that. And it seems I can. Well, at  ...

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Day Trip Vs A Birthday Party

In March Olivia is 11. 11! Every year except one she has had a party. That one year she was really struggling in school in her friendship group and it became obvious she was being slowly pushed out. It was really quite horrible to see. I decided I didn’t want to spend my money on a birthday party for kids who didn’t want to be her  ...

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Guest Post: Earning Online

.Today I have a guest post for you from Jon over at The Money Shed. If you are feeling the pinch, like me, this January this is the post for you!  Reading on to find out how earning online could be exactly what you need this year. January is often the time of the year when we need money the most and that gap between Christmas and your first  ...

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To Believe or Not To Believe

Are you a believer or a sceptic? Are you swayed by what you read on the internet or do you take it all with a pinch of salt? Surely if it’s been posted on the world wide web there has to be some vestibule of truth in it doesn’t there? A grain of reality in amongst all the embellishment. To believe or not to believe that is the  ...

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2016: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 2016

Wow what a year 2016 was hey! Talk about a roller coaster ride. Before we even get to me we had Brexit, Donald Trump elected president and a shocking amount of celebrity deaths! Does anyone else feel like somehow we lost more celebs this year than ever before in a single year? Such a sad loss each and every one of them. For every loss not just  ...

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NCC Home Learning: A Catch Up

Back in September I was so excited to be able to start something I have been wanting to do for a long time. I was offered the chance to complete a Creative Writing course with NCC Home Learning. As you may remember back at the beginning of the year I wrote a short story called Serenity. Serenity was going to be my novel. A foray into the world  ...

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Preventing a Fat-Berg this Christmas

It’s coming up to the day we have all been preparing for isn’t it. A day of  celebration and of course, presents. A day for families to come together. To eat, drink and be merry. And of course to be able to enjoy the food you need to cook it first don’t you. What meal do you all have on Christmas day? Ours starts of with my  ...

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Confronting my Hair Demons

So the other night I was sat around my coffee table in the living room playing Monopoly Ultimate Banking with Olivia and my youngest sister when she pipes up; “Hey girl you need to get rid of that big grey hair in the middle of your fringe” Woah, woah, woah!! Pick on the old girl why don’t we. Mock outrage ensued and we were  ...

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Guest Post: An Introduction To Me

Today I have another guest post for you. This one is from Kimberley over at Me, My Life, My Tardis. Kimberley is a new blogger and would love to introduce you to her blog. Hello, my name is Kimberley and I have a blog called Me, My Life and the Tardis. My mum has been blogging for a few years. Occasionally I wrote guest posts for her. I really  ...

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Guest Post: A DIY Christmas Wreath

DIY Light-Up Christmas Wreath for just over £15 Hi I’m Sam from dovecottageblog.com! I’m absolutely obsessed with all things home décor and particularly at this time of year, absolutely love making as many of my festive decorations as I can! One of the easiest makes I created this year was this little wreath, which took about 20  ...

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All Inclusive Family Holidays

All Inclusive Family Holidays. Next year we are going on our first holiday abroad for over 5 years. Actually by the time we go it will be 6 years. Olivia’s passport has long since ran out and memories of our fun in the sun in the gorgeous Egypt are relived through pictures. Sharm-El-Sheikh was our first and last All Inclusive Family Holidays  ...

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Co-Parenting Christmas

I may have mentioned this before on here about how I manage co-parenting with Olivia’s dad. I very rarely discuss my life as a single parent. Having been living this way for over 7 years now to me it is just life. The way it is. It’s not good or bad. It’s my life. Yes it gets hard and frustrating and at times it can be  ...

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Coca-Cola Ham: A Guest Post

I have treat for you today. Something you will very rarely see on here. Very rarely hear of me undertaking. This is a recipe! On my blog! Bet you never thought you’d see the day did you? The lovely Harriet from Toby and Roo is sharing a family favourite recipe for Christmas. My mum and sister make this frequently however my lack of  ...

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Sprucing up my Home Office

As you may have noticed I have been throwing myself into this blog of mine with gusto. I am really pleased with the way things are going right now and a few months back I decided to set myself up a little corner in my kitchen to call my office. And when I say little I mean little! Squarely nestled away at the back of the kitchen aside my  ...

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New Year, New Look

I done it! I actually redecorated! I know right, ever the procrastinator but this time I put my words into action and and the rest is history. Well, not quite, the rest is this blog post. This, in my own little story about my journey from drab to fab! One upon a time…….. There was a slightly goofball neurotic mum of one who,  ...

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Living with Diabetes: Guest Post

Today I have another guest post for you from Kim who writes over at Odd Hogg. This is her post about a subject I think a lot of us need to know more about, Diabetes. Just because you can’t see it, it doesn’t mean it’s not a serious medical condition. This is Kim’s story…………… Type 1  ...

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Competitions, General Posts

Happy Aunties Day: The Xmas Edition

I don’t know if you remember but earlier in the year I shared with you Olivia’s tradition of making up little gift bags for her aunties every Mothers Day. From an innocent question out of the mouth of a 4 year old a new tradition was born. Every Mother’s Day and every Christmas I help Olivia create some small and considerate  ...

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Guest Post: World Prematurity Day

Today is World Prematurity Day. I have written in the past about how Olivia was premature. There was no reason for it. I was 24, in good health and medically I had the perfect pregnancy. No issues, no problems, no complications. Olivia arrived 5 weeks early and spent 6 days in special care. Now 10 she has no long lasting health  ...

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A Hasbro Xmas Round Up

You may have noticed this year that Olivia and I, well more Olivia than me, were invited to be part of the Hasbro Toy Tribe! I, sorry we were so excited! From that first initial email. Hasbro have kept us busy this past few months with some toys to review from their latest releases! We got our first toy to review in July and have loved it ever  ...

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