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WIN! £100 of Shopkins Goodies

October 20, 2016
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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, mummy?” Elfie asks. “Err, 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 ice creams…

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Our Perfect Pet

August 22, 2016
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Recently, I almost got a dog. It was winter and I’d had a stretch of long and lonely nights alone at home, as well as an unplanned yet entirely beneficial six month period of abstinence, and I was bored. I was sick and tired of having nobody to converse with other than Twitter and Netflix, and resented my solo evenings working and reading. I pined for someone – anyone, anything – to chat to during these times on my own, and so…

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Now You Are 6 (Oh! The Places You’ll Go)

July 7, 2016
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Elfie’s entrance into the world six years ago today wasn’t an easy one. For a start, she’d spent the previous six months as a stubborn footling breech, with no amount of baby ball bouncing, crawling up the stairs or acupuncture turning her. And with one of her feet dangling somewhere around my cervix, the doctors were keen to whisk her out before I went into labour myself. So out she came through the sunroof on July 7th 2010, one week before…

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Lapland…

December 1, 2015
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One of Elfie’s teachers pulled me aside this morning, having heard whispers of our Lapland UK review. “Did you have a lovely time away in Lapland?” she asked. “Did you see the Northern Lights?” I felt a bit embarrassed telling her that actually, we’d stayed in the UK all weekend, but had driven a couple of hours down south to Whitmoor Forest near Ascot, the home of Lapland UK. A place that is so magical and authentic that, like Elfie,…

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Now You Are Five

August 3, 2015
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I‘ve been trying to write this for a little while now and am shamefully completing it almost a month after the event of Elfie’s fifth birthday. But I feel like Elfie turning FIVE has been such a milestone for our family – not just for Elfie but for everyone in our little family of three and it’s been difficult to put into words exactly how I feel about this little poppet now she’s getting older. Sidenote: since when did I…

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Bed Wetting: The School Age Taboo

June 24, 2015
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This post brought to you by DryNites®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of More Than Toast. I’ve noticed as a mum there are still some topics that are taboo, even within circles of friends. We discuss so much with other mothers – education, health, relationships, POO – but there are some things that really still don’t get discussed. One of these things I’ve noticed is the subject of bedwetting. I have one particular friend who I talk…

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Elfie: My #ARWOMAN

February 25, 2015
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  You may have seen the #ARWOMAN campaign floating around a couple of blogs recently. It is a movement created by Atterley Road, whose goal it is to get women openly celebrating other woman. As a pretty headstrong feminism loving woman myself (*fistbump*) I am more than happy to take part in celebrating the women in my life who are inspiring leaders, role models and all-round wonderful human beings. I’m lucky in that I have lots of strong woman in…

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Elfie Is 4! Again!

July 21, 2014

I‘d totally forgotten when I wrote about Elfie’s fourth birthday fails a couple of weeks ago that we’d get to do it all over again soon after: her birthday party! In the whole process of organizing Elfie a 4th birthday party I did one thing incredibly right and one thing incredibly wrong. The right thing was that I agreed it was a great idea to split the birthday party with a friend who is way more capable and organized than I…

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Sometimes Shit Days Happen (Alternative Title: Happy Birthday, Elfie!)

July 10, 2014

  In my infinite wisdom I decided that Monday was going to be a big day for Elfie. It was her 4th birthday so it was already huge. So huge that she padded into my bedroom at 4.55am to say “is it now, mummy? Am I four?”. (My answer: “you are not four til 7 o’clock. Go back to bed”. She didn’t) I don’t know if it was the fact I was knackered or that I was just giddy at the…

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And You Are The Girl With Small Hands And Big Eyes

December 16, 2013
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Every time I read the poem ‘B’ by Sarah Key, I think of Elfie. If I should have a daughter, instead of “Mom,” she’s going to call me, “Point B.” Because that way she knows that no matter what happens, at least she can always find her way to me. It is beautiful, the most beautiful piece of writing I have ever read. And not just because the similes and metaphors tumble together in a symphony like I have never read…

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A Love Letter To Elfie

November 12, 2013
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Apparently I’m unable to write about how much I love my little boy without going in to spasms of guilt that I haven’t done the same with Elfie. It’s true what they say, you know: you really never love one of your kids more than the other. You might like the one that doesn’t wake you up at 5.30am a little bit more sometimes (hey Hux, you were definitely my favourite this morning) but when your number one child punches…

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