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Don’t worry, be happy.

You may or may not have noticed I seem to have dropped off the face of the blogging planet recently. It was never my intention to leave it so long but I’ve tried not to give myself too much of a hard time about it with everything that has gone on this year. I’ve actually
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#MumsKnowBest

#MumsKnowBest (sort of)

It was my mum’s birthday recently so when Littlewoods asked me to share one time when mum really did know best I simply couldn’t resist joining in. The problem is I was quite a rebellious and stubborn teen… in fact, I’m still pretty stubborn in my now 30s. I can think of lots of times
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the beginning of our new chapter...

The beginning of our new chapter

This is a post I never thought I would ever write and it’s probably (I hope) the hardest I will ever write. In all honesty I was in two minds about even coming back until tonight when I received a message from one of my readers asking if I was okay – cue the tears. Anyway,
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Dear Eleanor on your first birthday...

Eleanor, today is your first birthday.

I cannot believe that this time last year I held you in my arms for the first time. So tiny and delicate… and just so darn precious. The whole family fell in love with you at first sight and who could blame us? It was a tough start –  the breastfeeding problems, the slow weight gains, the sleepless nights but we
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A festive break in Wales

After getting acquainted in the lovely Mulberry Inn hotel for the next 2 days in North East Wales, we made the short trip over to Erddig and their National Trust park at Erddig Hall. Being a crisp and dark night, the ground were the perfect setting for their Christmas special, the ‘Erddig Glow’ where “Victorian parterre,
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