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Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the HIBS100, Foodies100 and Tots100 - an online community of more than 15,000 UK bloggers. She is also a busy single Mum to Flea, the world's coolest eight year old.

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Five Questions to ask when Choosing a Primary School

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So it occurred to me this morning that after this one, Flea only has one more year of primary school left. Before I start the panicked visits to secondary schools, I thought it might be a good moment to look back on Flea’s primary years. I agonised over which school Flea should attend. I went […]

Cycling with Kids: A Parenting Masterclass.

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Cycling is pretty much the most virtuous thing you can teach kids to do, I reckon, short of treating leprosy. It’s environmentally friendly, inexpensive, good exercise, and it’s fun. So a couple of months back, I made the decision that I’d buy myself a bike, so that Flea and I could go riding together. My […]

Colombia: Exploring Cartagena’s Old City

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One of the highlights of my recent trip on the Thomson Dream Pride of Panama cruise was spending a day in the Colombian city of Cartagena. You may not have heard of Cartagena (pronounced Cart-a-hay-na) but it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with one of South America’s biggest fortifications, and miles of narrow, cobbled streets lined […]

10 Stupid Things Dog Owners Do.

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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 needed to go outside (consistency being the […]

Valentines Day: Sharing the (blog) Love.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! So, here’s the thing:  I’m not a big believer in Valentine’s Day. Over the years, frankly, I’ve had some shocking Valentine’s dates. I count my blessings that only two ended up in hospitalisation. But that’s a story for another time. Preferably after several stiff drinks. Anyway, this year, we’re stopping home. It’s safer […]

Zoo Keeper Experience at Folly Farm, Wales

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Although I’m known to be a fan of a far-flung holiday destination, some of our favourite times together as a family have been spent closer to home. In particular, Flea and I are huge fans of the British coastline and we’ve spent many a happy weekend exploring the coasts of England, the Scottish borders and […]

Now TV Review for Simpletons (like us)

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Here at the Whittle household we are big fans of TV. Big. Huge. Seriously, I think I might give up food before I gave up TV box sets. I’ve written before about 40 Box Sets to See Before You’re 40, and I also have a deep, abiding love for 80s movies. So when the lovely […]

Back to Earth with a Bump

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It’s the little things, that let you know you’re not on holiday, isn’t it? You were enjoying late nights and lazy mornings… and now you’re lying on the sofa, being told it’s “okay if you’re too jet-lagged to take me to school tomorrow” You were getting gently sun-burned in 37 degree weather… and now you’re scraping […]

What Boyhood reminded me about Parenting

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This weekend, we re-watched one of my favourite movies of the past year, Boyhood. In case you haven’t heard of it, Boyhood is a coming-of-age story with a difference – filmed over 12 years, it follows the same cast through the boyhood of the film’s central character, Mason. We follow Mason from being a six-year-old […]