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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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The One Where we Buy a Shed.

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As regular readers may know, we recently added a new member to the family – Teddy the puppy. Mostly, Teddy enjoys biting stuff. Toys, sure, but also skirting boards, passing feet, coats, her own lead… and bicycles. Flea and I noticed that Teddy had started chewing the tyres of our bikes, which were locked up […]

25 Reasons you don’t deserve Mother’s Day Gifts

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Ah, Mother’s Day. That special day of the year when family and friends congratulate us on being selfless, loving creatures who would do anything for our precious offspring. Except when we’re lying through our teeth, obviously. Being a Mum is – I’m increasingly convinced – one long con-trick. If I’m not trying to convince Flea that I […]

What does it mean to be “like a girl”?

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A week or so back, Flea and I were returning from a bike ride, when suddenly, the gears on Flea’s bike started slipping. She’d managed to turn the gears while her bike wasn’t moving, and they were protesting. I probably rolled my eyes, but it was no big deal, or so I thought. But Flea’s reaction […]

Win a Kobo eReader for your Book Confession

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Generally, I’m quite an honest person. That’s not always a positive trait – I’m horribly tactless sometimes, and I embarrass myself on a regular basis because of my tendency to speak without thinking. But there’s one area where I can regularly be found lying my pants off. Books. Specifically – pretending to have read books when I’ve got no intention of doing so. Don’t […]

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 […]