It must be nearly Christmas because…..

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It happens every year.  Christmas just creeps right up!  And we now know it's nearly Christmas because.... 1. The Late Late toy show has aired so therefore all bets are off about putting up Christmas decorations 2. The first (of many) showing of The Polar Express has hit TV screens 3. Having drinks on a Tuesday is okay ...

Turning 40 gracefully

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If I'm honest I'm not sure how graceful it was but on Friday 28th October I turned 40.  One of my goals for 2016 was to turn 40 gracefully so whether or not it was graceful I'm going to tick that off the list. Turning 40 on a Friday, of a bank holiday weekend that includes ...

New Beginnings

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At the start of the summer we reached the end of an era.  Our baby (she's actually almost 5) finished in Montessori which was based in the creche I had used since I went back to work almost 9 years prior to that. Of course every era that ends results in a new beginning.  After having enjoyed ...

Getting away from it all at Lusty Beg Island (Review)

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These past few months have been some of the toughest of my life.  Losing my Mum was horrendous in every way you could imagine.  With reserves used up even getting up to do school runs, keep on top of laundry and keep everyone fed was a challenge.  I have been in survival mode. When one of ...

End of an era

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Almost 9 years ago I walked to a local crèche and pressed the buzzer.  I had an appointment with the manager to start the settling in period of my then almost 7 month old.  I had booked her place while about 4 months pregnant and after my period of maternity leave it was time to ...

RIP Mum

My mum passed away on the 1st of this month. While I type those words I can hardly believe them. Mum is gone. I feel as though I will wake up any minute now and realise these past few weeks have all been a horrible dream. Sadly that will not happen. Losing your mum is ...

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