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There’s No Epidural For Motherhood.

Lots of first time mothers (and fathers) are frightened of childbirth. I can’t blame them, in all honesty; in fact, I was them. Pre-splashdown, the thought of pushing an actual human out of my nethers was pretty low down on … Continue reading

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Soft Play Shenanigans, or Lessons for Life?

I braved the soft play today. I normally try to avoid this particular corner of Parent World at all costs, for a number of reasons. It’s not that I am anti- these primary-hued establishments. I can see the obvious merits in a … Continue reading

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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas – A Busy Mother’s Perspective

It’s the day before Christmas, the house is a tip! I’m nowhere near ready, I’m in need of a kip. The stockings aren’t hung, and the tinsel is wonky.

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I See You at the School Gate

I see you at the school gate It’s your little one’s first day. I can tell you’re feeling anxious But it’s going to be okay.

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Audley End House and Gardens

Address: Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF Website: Here We’re frequent visitors to Audley End. The kids absolutely love it, and now we have English Heritage Membership, so entry is free for us. (Prices here) There is enough … Continue reading

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Now What?

I don’t want to be a sore loser over the whole Referendum deal, but I saw the news this morning and felt saddened and sickened and disgusted at the UK. It shouldn’t have come to this. We never should have … Continue reading

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The Brusselo

Love this illustration from Axel Scheffler, the illustrator behind the Gruffalo, for the Guardian, to demonstrate his support for Britain remaining in the EU. It gave me a little idea 🙂 ……………………………………………………………………….. Vote Leave took a stroll through a deep … Continue reading

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