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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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And now we are Nine…

Happy birthday Flea

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.

the break up

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.

single parenting summer

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 […]

The End of Term Report

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Term has already ended for Flea and we’re already a week into the supreme work/life balancing act that is the summer holidays in a single parent household. Truth be told, I don’t mind – I love summer. I love the freedom, I love that I can mostly work in the evenings and spend the days on […]

Ten Fabulous Things to do on Instagram

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I was a late convert to Instagram. “It’s just badly shot photos of Other People’s Children,” I said, knowing that Other People’s Children are never as cute as my own. How little I knew. Yes, there are badly shot photos of OPCs (including many taken by me) but since I joined up a year or […]

Should Schools be on Twitter?

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It’s prize giving at Flea’s school this week. I know, because one of the school’s Twitter accounts Tweeted about it. I also know that one of the junior classes had a really fun looking field trip last week, and the kids got covered in mud. I know that because another class Twitter account Tweeted a photo of […]

What I’m Doing Now

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I’ve been tagged by Lindy to tell you what I’m doing. Ready to be amazed? Yes. Well, move along then, sister, because I’m doing mostly nothing. I am SO ready for the summer holidays. But because I’m nothing if not obedient, here goes: Currently I am: Reading: If I Stay. Because I’m a sucker for […]