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Love + Dating

The One Where I See My Best Friend Get Married

September 30, 2015

When I got divorced I worried that I would stop believing in marriage. I remember going to my cousin’s wedding soon after the split, concerned that I’d be all cynical and jaded about love. But I totally wasn’t – with Elfie as flower girl and a bow-tie on my date (Hux) it was a really amazing day and I went home excited and happy for my cousin and her new husband. So when my best friend Bryony got engaged a year and a…

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My Inspiring Mum of The Year: Emma Cantrell, First Days

November 10, 2014

The internet has given me many wonderful things. ASOS Premier, Facebook messenger, the DM’s sidebar of shame. But by far the best thing about the internet is the people I have met online. Typing that out still feels a bit weird: seeing the phrase ‘the people I have met online’ conjures up images of old men wearing dirty string vests in their bedrooms with the curtains shut, tapping away at a big old CPUs and massive monitors. Not women who…

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How To Be Inspired (And Frugal)

January 27, 2014
Peppa Pig Phone

The internet has brought a lot of good things my way since I bought my first computer 13 years ago. Pinterest, a career, many dates, an online shopping habit. I have a lot to thank Tim Berners-Lee (and ASOS) for. But what I’m most thankful for – the thing that has brought me the most happiness and inspiration – are the friendships I’ve made, the people I would never have met had the internet never been invented. I know there…

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Elfie Life

A Christmas Girly Day Out

December 21, 2013

I realised something the other day when I was scanning through iPhoto. Since I separated from my ex-husband at the beginning of the year I have barely taken any photographs with my DSLR. It’s all been Instagram, VSCO cam-filtered pictures that are all vintage-y and trendy. I can’t quite work out why that is. There were a couple of issues with the autofocus (which I think I’ve fixed now, wooh) but it’s gotten so bad that I think I’ve almost…

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Single Life

The 28th Birthday

July 29, 2013

You could say my 27th year of life wasn’t the easiest. There was the going slightly mad bit, then the separation bit. The Olympics were a highlight and I don’t even like sports: that says it all. So I was looking forward to my 28th birthday, looking forward to seeing the back of 27. But weirdly enough it was the hardest birthday I’ve ever experienced. I don’t know if it was moving from my mid twenties into my late twenties,…

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Still Here But A Little Bit Tired

January 30, 2013

Marvellous mum and marvellous Kaisa At the moment I feel like my life is revolving around PND. I usually find it easy and enjoyable to sit at my computer daily and shape some thoughts into a blog post, but I’m totally coming up blank. All I can think about is PND… PND… I’m starting to bore myself and am getting worried about boring other people. It’s a pretty exhausting thing to be dealing with. I’m experimenting with the medication I’m…

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Thanksgiving, The British Way

November 22, 2012

  Americans really have the right idea at this time of year. Thanksgiving: a time for family, friends, warmth, love and CARBOHYDRATES. Lots of carbohydrates.  I love the idea of a big turkey accompanied by potatoes and pies, though I still get a little wary of the addition of macaroni cheese. Does it really work? But most of all I love the idea of sitting down with your loved ones and giving thanks for the good things in your life.…

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My Best Friend’s Blog

November 19, 2012
Su and Me

(Sometimes our husbands get us mixed up) I interrupt my usual programming to announce that after years of ho-humming about it one of my best friends in the whole wide world forever and ever and ever amen has started her own blog! I could not be prouder than if it were Elfie or Hux blogging: Su is an absolutely brilliant writer and I know she’s been wanting to get down and creative online for a while. I first met Su about 10 years ago…

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MTT Travel: Hill House, Norfolk

September 25, 2012

I have a confession to make: I’m not a girly girl. Yes, I love make-up, clothes and all those good things that us lot with vaginas get to do with our hair, but put me in a room of women and I will not know what to do with myself. The screeching, the cattiness, the drama, the girliness of it all… it scares me. I feel much more comfortable in a big room of testosterone watching a rugby match. I do…

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Getting Away For A Weekend

August 29, 2012

  When we go away as a couple now – just the two of us – there’s a whole host of reasons to get excited. A car journey with conversation and music rather than whining, clothes that don’t have to provide easy boob access for feeding (Dresses!!), a lie in, bathtime without plastic cups, wine, prosecco and Pimms, lots of other grown ups… going away as a family is awesome too but there is something so very wonderful about remembering…

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Me And My Boy

August 20, 2012

Despite this little ball of chub repeatedly waking me up all night because Mummy I don’t like my bed, I want to sleep in yours, his little gummy smile is still a delight to wake up to. I guess I can sleep tomorrow night? Today is Huxley’s conception anniversary. A year ago today we were at the wedding of Paul and Jo where we were so full of love, happiness and vodka shots that we made another baby. Happy conception, Hux!…

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