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In Lieu Of A Big Long Blog Post

June 9, 2014

Because – who knew? – commuting into the big city five days a week is kicking my arse in twelve different ways. Getting in at 7.30pm means that all my (limited) remaining creative juices are being sent in the way of my evening freelance work and I’m literally so tired that when I sit down to blog the words just don’t come. I have a million and one thoughts on the world of work from the eyes of a single…

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Elfie

A Bit About Elfie

December 14, 2012
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Poor Elfie’s had a rough time of it lately. A tummy bug hit on Tuesday (following her telling me she was feeling “sad, mummy” all day Monday) so she spent the whole day on the sofa after being sick in my lap. And now she’s suffering with a cold, meaning she’s one of those kids with a really snotty nose. I have to say, wet sneezes all over my iPad have not been a highlight of the week. Oh, germy…

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Pregnancy

9 Months Of A Bump

June 27, 2012
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9 Months of Bump When I reviewed my 9 months of a bump with Elfie I commented how amazing the body’s capacity to forget is. You look at photos of your pregnant bump and it makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside despite nine months of hell and illness. Don’t be fooled by my smiles, they’re just for the camera. Weirdly enough I didn’t feel that pregnant but looking back on it now I definitely looked pregnant. Very pregnant. I kind…

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Me

The Model Family

May 9, 2012
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  A couple of weeks ago my sister-in-law, who works for one of BT’s creative agencies, was looking for a family with young children who had BT products in their homes to take part in a photo shoot. We got roped in as we are both a family with such products and if anyone says the words ‘photo shoot’ to me I start practicing my smize and Oscar acceptance speech. Will agreed to it begrudgingly because he is a wonderful husband…

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Pregnancy

20 Weeks Pregnant

January 5, 2012
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  So here I am on New Year’s Eve. 20 weeks pregnant.  A time when it has become neccassary once again to put makeup on before leaving the house – thank goodness, for the sake of my face and the outside world. I’ve felt human for about 4 weeks now,  long enough that I have almost forgotten the hell of the first trimester,  only re-surfacing when a well-meaning acquaintance asks how my pregnancy has been going (“WELL… there’s a story.…

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Me

Before She Was A Mum

December 20, 2011
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I am really enjoying one of Mother’s Meeting‘s current features: ‘Before She Was a Mum’. It’s so easy to completely forget who you were before baby and fun to look back on your pre-motherhood life. Mine seemed to involve a lot of going out! Here I am: Halloween 2009 – pregnant and I didn’t even know it Nova Dando’s Fashion Week party with La Roux, 2009 With Naomi in Sven Vath’s DJ booth at Cocoon, matter, Summer 2009 With my…

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Elfie

Elfie at 10 months

May 10, 2011
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This weekend was Elfie’s 10 month birthday, and I am so proud of the amazing little person she is turning into. It’s no secret that I found the first portion of motherhood pretty hard, especially with the health issues she experienced. They’re still ongoing (the health stuff, not the finding motherhood hard bit!) but we’re able to cope now and we have the bonus support of Elfie’s Grannie and Grumpy around the corner from us now. You can take Elfie…

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Life

Easter Is…

April 26, 2011
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Babies, friends, Pimms, laughs, family, food and IKEA… (For those interested, our epic sofa journey has ended with the purchase of the Karlstad plus footstool. Now I’m moving on to persuading my husband the John Lewis Mr Bright chair is essential)…

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Life

The Weekend

April 17, 2011
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This weekend I recovered from my tummy bug, went sofa shopping (not very successful but we ended up with this – so it was a success for the male member of this family), had our first roast Sunday lunch in forever and soaked up some english rays. And WORKED. Work work worked. I could tell you the story about the John Lewis clearance sofa I fell in love with and missed buying by 5 minutes, but to be honest I’m still pretty traumatised by the…

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