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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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Win a Vodafone Smart 4G Tablet this Christmas!

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I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to imagine life without TV box sets. Literally, I don’t know how my parents survived long train journeys, flights and waits outside the school gates without the ability to load up a mobile device and watch a quick episode of Gilmore Girls. It’s horrifying to […]

Counting the Cost of Christmas

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Social media is always entertaining at this time of year. It’s wall to wall elaborate bakes and crafts and spooky-faced elves and “toddler style” – all set against a perfectly-lit, stylishly decorated home. Of course. Because everyone knows Christmas can’t be magical unless your presents are purchased from boutiques, wrapped in artisan, hand-printed paper and […]

Tanzania: Discovering Project Last Mile

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I think it’s a source of pride for many English people (myself included) that our default setting is “cynical”. It’s so easy to be cynical about everything, isn’t it? Reality TV? It’s all fake. Politicians? They’re all corrupt. Multinational corporations? They’re all evil. This month, I was invited to spend a few days in Tanzania […]

Why not shop local for Cyber Monday?

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So apparently today is Cyber Monday – the day when we’re all going to be very enthusiastically shopping online. According to the BBC website, we’ll be spending cash at a rate of £450,000 a minute today – 26% more than last year. For me, though, I’ll be taking a slightly different tack to my shopping this […]

The Mean Reds and other Imagined Problems

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Maybe it’s the changing seasons. The lack of light; short days, which start and end in darkness. Maybe it’s the fact we’ve not had a working bath or shower for four weeks, now. Maybe it’s because I can’t remember having had a proper, actual night out in months. Maybe it’s because I’m bickering with one […]

Win a Gigaset Tablet in time for Christmas!

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An affordable family tablet is something of a holy grail among my friends – it’s tricky finding something that offers enough functionality to keep everyone in the house happy, AND which won’t break the bank (or break your heart if the kids drop it on a hard surface). This week, we’ve been trying out the new […]

What’s on your Christmas wish list?

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So, Flea sent off her letter to Father Christmas this morning. This year, the requests are (fortunately) more simple than the year she asked for a monkey, and to become a dog. I think Santa should be able to magic up a top hat and a scooter without too many worries. But what about my […]

Review: Subaru XV Family 4×4

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It’s fair to say I spend a lot of time in my car – the school run is an 18 mile round trip twice a day, and I regularly drive down to London and the surrounding areas for work meetings, not to mention visiting friends in our old home of Brighton. On that basis, I […]

Toys today are crap. Fact.

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Flea’s been under the weather a bit this week, and took a day off school. Of course, like a million distracted awesome working parents before me, this meant I parked her in front of the TV for the day, while I got on with earning a crust. I took the odd break where I could […]

It’s so funny how we don’t talk any more…

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Monday to Friday, my day follows a familiar routine. The alarm goes off optimistically at 7.45am. I hit snooze repeatedly until it’s 8.20am, at which point I call to Flea and tell her she has to get up. At 8.40am, I roll out of bed, pull on some clothes, and take Flea to school. On […]