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Tennis For Kids

May 24, 2017
Tennis for kids

Despite having to mindfully force myself to do any kind of physical exercise – usually with internal promises of wine, crisps or wine with crisps – I think it’s really important to get the children as active as possible. Not only is it obviously great for their health (or so my personal trainer tells me) but I love the thought it’s teaching them other essential life skills: teamwork, perseverance, and a healthy dose of competitiveness. I take advantage of the…

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Why We Still Need International Women’s Day

March 8, 2017
Why We Still Need International Women's Day

The last six months have been an absolute triumph of activism for and by women. Never before have I seen such a number of friends, colleagues and women in power stand up to the persistence of misogyny and sexism, determined to make a difference and create a world that is more fair and equal for ours and our next generation. The shame is the fact this campaigning has been a result of our rocky political and economical climate, and the position…

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Shopkins Chef Club: A Shopkins Movie Review

November 7, 2016
shopkins movie review

Ahh Shopkins. Not quite as painful as LEGO to step on, but one of those toys that you will – YOU WILL – find all over your house once your little one gets into them, as Elfie has been for the last couple of years. Not that I really mind, though. Although I’ve proclaimed to not really understand what Shopkins are all about, Elfie adores them and I defy any of you to find a teeny tiny pink furry loo…

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What’s in your future – the weekly spend #ad

October 28, 2016

Do you know how much you spend in a week? Shamefully, stomach I literally have no clue. Budgeting has never been something that comes naturally to me and – though I track my business incomings and outgoings like a boss – when it comes to my personal bank account I’m not as hot. Last week I told you about Aviva’s new Shape my Future tool, dosage an online engine that is able to tell you your approximate pension amount once…

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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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