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MTT Travel: London In 24 Hours

January 9, 2014

  Since I split from my husband I have relied on my friends more than ever before. When I was married my husband was my best friend and I definitely neglected my female relationships in favour of this relationship. One of the best things about splitting up has been re-discovering the connection I have with my lady friends and I couldn’t be happier with the brilliant examples of womankind I am surrounded by. Unfortunately one of the best friends I…

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BritMums Live Hangover 2013

July 2, 2013

All the Alices: An Essex Wife and My Life My Son My Way BritMums Live is undeniably the highlight of the Blogging Social Calendar. It’s a weekend where members of our community come together to share and learn, to chat and discuss. It’s not just the highlight of my Blogging Social Calendar though, it’s one of the highlights of my year. BML 2013 was slightly different for me. I didn’t go armed with tons of business cards and a highlighted seminar schedule.…

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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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The Montpellier Chapter, Cheltenham

April 25, 2012

Before Elfie came along Will and I didn’t really take much time to enjoy time as a couple. It had been just the two of us for over six years so there seemed no need to make a special effort having ‘us time’. But this time around spending time as a couple before the new arrival gets here has been much more of a priority and we’ve made a big effort to go out to dinner and do things we…

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The Weekend, By Instagram

September 12, 2011

Soft play areas, mummy and daughter lunch dates, early morning rugby and huge breakfasts, the most delicious roast dinner at The Bell and Bear, tug-of-war at the village fete, the nosiest neighbour you’ll ever meet, pyjama-clad evenings in front of the X Factor and sleep. Lots of lovely sleep.…

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Life Me

Alice Harold, age 26

July 25, 2011

It’s my birthday today! I must be growing up; I normally do a relentless 3-month countdown to the 25th July but with one thing or another (motherhood, mostly) I didn’t get the chance. The weekend has been amazing, I spent it with some of my favourite people doing my favourite things. Eating, drinking, receiving presents and sleeping. And today Elfie had such a good time at the pool that she took a nap on me for half an hour, something…

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Life Style

A Royal Wedding Move

May 6, 2011
Crate of stuff to move

You probably noticed that I didn’t write anything about the Royal Wedding. OK. Maybe you didn’t, but I did. When I was a little girl I used to think I actually had a chance of getting married to Prince William. Every little girl wants to marry a Prince and I used to think it could be me. Really. I’m not sure how down he would have been with me working at VICE, the binge drinking and my strop habit, but…

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Easter Is…

April 26, 2011
Alice and Kirsty

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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Carl Cox in a Leeds Warehouse

April 24, 2011
Elfie Welcome

Going out used to be such a big part of my life. At least twice a week I’d be at dinner, drinks, or in a nightclub – with my job and a husband who was a promoter I’ve never known any different. This stopped when I was pregnant and too tired to lift a glass to my mouth, never mind staying awake til 6am . I always half-assumed this break would be a temporary thing and I’d want to jump…

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….what now?

April 11, 2011

I started this blog really excited about the possibilities that lay ahead, and so pleased I’d have somewhere to write. Since then it hasn’t gone as planned as I have channeled most of my innermost thoughts into writing Digital Strategies and perfecting the art of getting up at 5.30am on a three glass of wine hangover. I have mastered one of these things so far; I will let you decide which. Our weekend was horrendously busy, in completely the wrong way. Rather…

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