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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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Summer in Pictures

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I’ve got a sneaky confession. I’m not one of those parents that secretly breathes a sigh of relief when September comes around. I love summer. I love long days that we can fill with our own adventures, finding new places, trying new things. This summer has been just what a summer should be – long, […]

12 Things to do on a California Road Trip

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We’ve spent the past couple of weeks in California, Flea and I. I had a birthday coming up, and depressed at the thought of my rapidly looming old age, I wanted to go and do something different this summer. To see somewhere new, to try some new things, and spend time with Flea. So we […]

Things to do in Ibiza when you’re Eight

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If you’re anything like me, Ibiza is not the first place you think of when it comes to family holidays. After all, isn’t it full of teenagers dancing to rave music, and drinking too much booze? So when First Choice Holidays invited us to spend a week in Ibiza to experience the Seaview Holiday Village […]

The Games we Play

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One of the very best things about being a parent is being given permission to act stupid. Obviously, I’m stupid on a daily basis in a thousand ways, but being a parent means you can be stupid in the most fun ways possible – making up games, inventing challenges, and generally being an idiot for […]

And now we are Nine…

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My girl is turning nine. This means it’s almost exactly nine years since I looked over at her Dad and murmured, through a post-anaesthetic haze, “Why are you holding that baby?”  These have been the best nine years. They really have. For all the bits that were hard work, or scary, or stressful, there have been a million more moments […]

And this is why I won’t be eating at your restaurant…

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A couple of weeks ago, I found myself at a motorway service station near Oxford. Culinary options were limited, so I found myself waiting in line at Subway, behind a group of teenagers – seemingly nice kids of about 15 or 16. Because I’m chronically nosy, I was ear-wigging their conversation “I wonder if it’s halal?”  […]

Dear Sky, it’s not me, it’s you.

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Dear Sky, We’ve been in a relationship now for 10 years. I give you money, you give me TV. But lately, I’ve just not felt as satisfied as I once did. Maybe we got too comfortable with one another? I used to feel like we spent such a lot of time together. But now there are […]

The Changing Room Conundrum

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Flea loves to swim. Loves it. So every week, she has swimming lessons at our local YMCA pool, and has done for quite some years. It’s fun, but chaotic. The YMCA in our town is one of the best places to get lessons – so it’s always busy. There are two teachers, each teaching half a […]

Things I’ve Learned About Blogging

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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 sure I’ll still be here in another […]

Hard Time.

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It’s funny how fast things come around. I guess it’s a function of ageing. It feels like hardly any time since I wrote this post about how weirdly isolating it is, as a single parent, when your only child goes on holiday with her Dad for two weeks. And how people who haven’t stood in […]