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Getting Fit when you’re Fat

Pretty much exactly a year ago, I was given one of those lovely medicals the NHS has started giving people as they turn 40. Nothing BAD was found, thank goodness, but my GP did sternly tell me that my weight was likely to affect my health more as … Read More...


Fresh Air Fixes Everything

Yesterday was one of those days. You know the ones. Where you can't do right for doing wrong. My ex-husband was annoyed with me. My ex-boyfriend was upset with me. Work plans and school plans and travel plans all collided, and I was … Read More...

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Why are clothing sizes so stupid?

I bought a new top from Next recently - it was an impulse purchase, one of those, "It's a blogging event tomorrow, I have nothing clean, this looks okay."  It was a nice top - green, plain, detailing on the sleeves. So nice, in fact, I decided … Read More...


Win £50 to spend at Olive and Vince

This weekend, Flea updated her summer wardrobe, which meant a shopping trip for both of us. Frankly, shopping is WAY more fun with a toddler - Flea has an aversion to wearing cute dungarees with stars on and teddy bear slippers these days, which … Read More...

Favourite Posts


Flea’s Harry Potter Bedroom Makeover

As you may know, Flea's recently been away for a week on a school ski trip. While she was gone, I kept myself busy working on her bedroom. We moved into this house when Flea was two years old, and the yellow walls and Winnie the Pooh trim weren't … Read More...


Things I’ve Learned About Blogging

So it turns out my blog is five years old this month. I know! Five years ago I was blogging about tiny Flea and how we muddled through every day, and I'm still here doing the same thing, except Flea keeps getting less and less tiny. I'm not … Read More...

Travel Posts


An Anthem of the Seas Adventure

This weekend, Flea and I joined 2,000 other invited bloggers, journalists and travel industry types for a 48-hour sneak peek at the brand new Anthem of the Seas cruise ship, which is sailing from Southampton this summer. Anthem of the Seas is a … Read More...

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Summer Days Out: Go Ape Grizedale Forest

One of our favourite places to head during the warmer weather is the Lake District, and so this weekend we took advantage of the sunny weather and headed up to Grizedale Forest. Grizedale sits between Hawkshead and Coniston, and about a 30 minute … Read More...

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Summer Days Out: Drayton Manor Park

Over the years, we must have been to Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire almost a dozen times. And it is a powerful testament to the park's facilities that we had just as much fun when Flea was three or four as we do now she's 9. It's quite rare … Read More...


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The League of Toaster Crimes

It goes (almost) without saying that there are some big problems facing the world in 2015. But one of the biggest is surely how to make the perfect toast for breakfast. A quick survey of my family reveals our top three toaster … Read More...


10 Stupid Things Dog Owners Do.

It's 7am. It's 7am, and I'm standing outside in my Batman jammies (don't judge) and a hoodie, with my arms stuck out to the sides, forming a human umbrella over the dog. What has my life come to? I mean, it made sense at the time. The puppy … Read More...



Fifty Guaranteed Happy Makers

Last week, I went to an event that made me very happy - the nice folks at Getpaidto invited a bunch of bloggers to the London Eye to find out about the launch of their new site. It was a gloriously sunny, clear day and the views from the London … Read More...