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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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An Ode to Nine.

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Nine’s such an unassuming number isn’t it. When it comes to kids, we expect huge leaps in development at one, two and three. Four and five are starting school. Learning to swim. Riding a bike. And everyone knows 11 is a big one – starting secondary school, embarking on puberty. Nine? Nine’s sort of in […]

Why are we so scared of men?

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So, I’m going to let you into a bit of a secret: I like men. I point this out because some people think you can’t be divorced and a feminist and like men. Some people are stupid, what can I say? Anyway, I do like men. I date men. A lot of my most long-standing friends, […]

Exciting Summer Plans

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The sunshine is making the summer hols feel tantalisingly close, isn’t it? In our house, we’re on total summer countdown – Flea’s got just a few days of school left and then we’re FREE – eight and a bit weeks to do what we please, no enforced early mornings or racing between rounders practice and lifeguards […]

Like a tragic, older Ferris Bueller.

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It’s basically undisputed fact that Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is The Greatest Movie ever made. Don’t agree? You might as well stop reading now. You and I? We have nothing to talk about. If you’re still here, though, you’ll remember the final 10 minutes or so of Ferris Bueller – where Ferris is racing to […]

The Girlguiding Big Gig 2015

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Regular readers will know that I’m a big supporter of scouting and guiding for young people. It’s a sad reality of life for many kids today that life is pretty limited in lots of ways – while our children have access to information and technology my generation couldn’t even dream of, many children today don’t […]

The First 1,000 Days: What they don’t tell you.

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Flea’s going to be turning ten years old in a few weeks. Ten! I’ve completely and utterly loved nine. I had a blast with eight and seven, and six and five. I adored four and three. One and two? I loved her. But I wasn’t a natural parent. From the moment I woke from the general anaesthetic […]

What’s the right age to wear make-up?

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I spent this weekend with three amazing 9 and 10 year old girls, at the Capital FM Summertime Ball. It was really good fun – I danced and screamed a lot to Olly Murs and One Direction, and the girls danced in a cooler, more restrained fashion to Meghan Trainor and Lunchbox Lewis. Going to Wembley […]

A Weekend at Puy du Fou, France

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It isn’t every day you find yourself watching a woman get tied to a pole and surrounded by lions. And it’s probably a teeny bit unusual to find yourself watching a Viking longboat rise out of a lake, complete with Vikings on board, while watching a man being chased by wild pigs, followed by a […]

Family-Friendly Mallorca: Villa Alba Review

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When Balearic Villas offered us the opportunity to visit one of their family-friendly villas in Mallorca, we thought about it for…. ooh… ten seconds. And so it was, we kicked off our May half-term this year with three days in Pollensa, a small village in the Northern part of Mallorca. And this was the result – Villa Alba. […]