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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 Playmobil Advent Calendar!

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Christmas is awesome. And so is Playmobil. Put them together and it’s a veritable festive smorgasbord of awesomeness, as can be seen in the Playmobil Advent Calendar range. What makes Playmobil advent calendars particularly brilliant is that, over 24 days, they let your child build up a festive scene that can be taken apart at […]

My 10 Top Tips from BlogCamp

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As you may know, part of my day job is running the Tots100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 blogging communities – and every so often, we like to invite our members along to one of our free conferences for a day of chatting about all things blog-related. Last weekend saw our BlogCamp conference hit Birmingham, where around […]

Win a Fab Personalised Cushion from Jonny’s Sister.

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Personalised gifts are always appreciated in our family, and Flea was green with envy when this personalised letter cushion arrived from Jonny’s Sister. It’s a shop, not a person, just FYI. Beautifully packaged in a box with ribbons and tissue paper, the cushion is wonderfully well made, with a firm, hypo-allergenic filling and pre-shrunk cotton piped […]

Questions without Answers

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Recently, Flea went on a sleepover with her four best friends. As 9 year olds are inclined to do, they stayed up way too late, chatting, giggling and watching music videos. Back home, Flea was full of tales of everything they’d got up to, and at bedtime she wanted to show me some of the videos […]

What’s Blogging Ever Done for Us?

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A lovely blogger I know has recently become disheartened with blogging. One of her posts was used on a mainstream website and idiotic trolls took the opportunity to say some fairly terrible things. She wants to give up blogging. I read her most recent post, about the kerfuffle, and felt very sad. Lots of bloggers […]

The Egg Roulette Challenge

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It’s no secret that Flea and I love stupid games. The more stupid the better. And that’s why we’ve decided to take on the egg roulette challenge. If you’ve not spent time exploring the many, many stupid games on YouTube recently, the rules of egg roulette are pretty simple – take a dozen eggs, four […]

Party? I *am* the party.

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In certain lights, I can almost pass for someone with cool musical taste. I know my way around the back catalogues of Pearl Jam and Green Day, and I can name more than a dozen Bob Dylan tracks. I can even bluff for almost ten minutes about the Beatles, and Led Zeppelin. See? I have […]

What’s your Beauty Legacy?

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When Flea was four, she told me that, yes, of course she was gorgeous. And I worried, like a million Mums before me, how long that would last. When would the doubts, the nagging inner critical voice, creep in? Because at the age of 40, I’ve yet to meet a single woman who considers themselves to […]

And now we are nine…

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We’re a month or so into Flea being nine. I’ve been a parent now for almost a decade. And I’m realising – it doesn’t get any easier. Sure, children learn to dress themselves. They can tell you if they’re tired, or hungry, or hurt. They can play independently for entire afternoons, providing there’s a ready […]