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Food

Win! An Everdure by Heston BBQ Worth £599 from Kettler

May 4, 2017

Summer is so close I can almost smell it, and over here the season smells like cut grass, SPF 40 and, our absolute favourite, BBQs. In our house we’ve always been a fan of the BBQ, and it’s one of my favourite methods of cooking. The kids love it too – sausages, chicken, vegetables (yeah right – sweetcorn if you’re lucky) – and the start of summer always heralds the firing up of our outdoor grill. It’s a real family…

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Food

#CookandShare with Waitrose This Easter

April 10, 2017
#CookandShare with Waitrose

I once dated somebody who wasn’t really into food. “What’s the point?” he would say. “Food is only fuel to run your body”. This particular man had managed to get to the age of 32 without having tried either stilton or avocado which should have been red-flag enough, but glutton for punishment that I am I went along with a couple more dates with him to Nandos. Apparently I wasn’t grateful enough to be the beneficiary of his loyalty points-chicken after one particular…

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Motherhood

My Mummy

March 23, 2017
Mr Men My Mummy

We’re big on talk about feelings in our house. I’m not sure if it’s because we’re a fractured family, but I always want my children to feel completely loved and secure: they’re constantly told how loved they are, how important they are and how much they mean to me. And I think it works… we’re always swapping germs (In the last two months alone we’ve all had flu, a sickness bug and a cold), and in my book if we’re…

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Shopping

Shop Alert: TUSTING

March 21, 2017
Tusting

I am a huge fan of everything British. The Monarchy, Yorkshire puds, Blue Peter… If it was made in the UK, it’s for me. Despite being firmly against Brexit (we’re all Europeans, yo) I am out-and-out proud to be British: in the way that I collect royal mugs, not in a BNP sense. For real, I spent a very large part of my early teen years wondering what I would say to The Queen when I first met her as…

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Elfie

WIN! £100 of Shopkins Goodies

October 20, 2016
Shopkins

My daughter is obsessed with Shopkins. OBSESSED. As are her friends. Whenever they’re together talking about Shopkins they usually rope me in: “which is your favourite Shopkins, cialis mummy?” Elfie asks. “Err, shop I dunno, the fuzzy loo roll?” is my usual answer. I mean, it’s a fuzzy loo roll, what’s not to love? Elfie and her friends always roll around laughing at my favourite Shopkins. Apparently that’s Not Cool. The cool Shopkins to like are the French fries, the…

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Motherhood

The New Superheroes

August 16, 2016
#VertbaudetHeroes

It goes without saying that we’re big on feminism and empowerment in this house. 5 years ago I never thought I’d be in my position – a single mum running a business around a hectic life – but the rollercoaster experience of re-building a family and becoming a breadwinner has been a true lesson in the strength of a woman. Back then I (of course!) acknowledged strong women and their achievements, but I’d never thought that could be me. I thought…

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Interiors

WIN! Your Dream Nursery from Oak Furniture Land

July 6, 2016

Even though my children are now 4 and (eek) 6, I think I’m still allowed to lust after nursery interiors. I mean, when it comes to decorating your kid’s room, the newborn stage is the one time you will have full autonomy over exactly what it looks like. That blissful period before they discover everything Thunderbirds, Minions and Frozen. The calm before the storm when all they’ll want to do is paint EVERYTHING pink and plaster photographs of princesses all…

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Lifestyle

When I’m a Lotto Millionaire… WIN £100 Lotto Credit

June 21, 2016
Aviva tool

For someone who doesn’t actually play the lottery all that often, I spend an embarrassing amount of time daydreaming about what I’d buy with the jackpot. Which I’m sure is entirely normal, right? I’m not a flashy kind of lottery winner – honest (wink wink). I’ve decided that, for the win to be really life-changing and worth it, I’d need around £10m (cos anything else is just pocket change, really), and I’d put my money in a few different places.…

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Lifestyle

The Small Moments: #MarkWarnerMum

February 19, 2016
#markwarnermum

I took a bit of a break from blogging. Well, a week, but you know. That felt like A TIME ;) It wasn’t really an intentional thing: the children went off to their daddy’s, and every time I sat down to write, even if it was about sofas, my sadness poured out in paragraphs of weepy word vomit. I don’t know why I took their absence hard this time. In the early days of the split I would look forward…

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Life

WIN! 4 Tyres For Your Car Worth £200 with ATS Euromaster

January 21, 2016

One of my favourite things in the whole world is my car. I bought it last year; as I’d been with my husband since the age of 18 we’d always bought cars together, rx and when we first split in 2013 my parents loaned me the money to buy a new (to me) one. This was to be my first solo car purchase and I was excited. Saving up the cash to make that purchase last year and spending a…

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Life

Vaginas, The #GetComfortable Campaign, and WIN a £50 John Lewis Voucher

December 24, 2015

We all know that I don’t mind talking about things that might be seen as slightly risqué. Sex, bladders… none of it is off-the-table. As far as I’m concerned, we all have bodies: why not discuss them? Life is confusing enough without having to feel shy about bodily functions that are completely normal. Thrush is one of these things that happens to almost all of us: three quarters of women will experience thrush at some point in their lives. I…

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