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Egg and spoon race

28. March 2014

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Egg and spoon race

Sponsored post  I’ve bought three calendars this year, in a bid to get more organised. Unfortunately, none of them have the children’s holiday dates written on them yet ….. but I know Easter is coming up soon because wonderful Cadbury’s has given me something to do with them all during the holidays. Mind you, we […]

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Sponsored video – Goal!

20. March 2014

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It’s been odd, after what seems like a lifetime bringing up girls, to observe the male of the species growing up. My stepson is now 7, and a very sweet boy he is. No doubt he would make a most disgruntled face at that description, but there we are. He’s lovely. There’s no denying that […]

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Sponsored video: Hot Wheels

11. December 2013

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Post sponsored by Mattel I don’t know whether it’s intentional, but all TL’s suggestions for presents I could get him are things I really don’t want to buy him. Like a record turntable. These, as you know, ladies, are enormous great wodges of ugly plastic which collect dust when not belting out horrible, scratched old […]

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Sponsored video – Party time

21. November 2013

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Sponsored video Nom nom nom nom. Oh, sorry – you’ve caught me salivating over Waitrose’s website. They’ve asked me to tell you all about their Christmas party food and mmmm, it looks good. It’s not just effortless little bits and bobs that you can safely pop into the oven, knowing they’ll come out looking and […]

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It’s Review Time

16. October 2013

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It’s Review Time

Sponsored So my lovelies, a quick round-up of some of the delights that I’ve been asked to test run on your behalf this month. And, as it’s Halloween quite soon, I have a truly spooktacular selection for you …. Haribo Who can resist Haribo? My girls, though now virtually grown up (alas) still list their […]

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Let there be light

16. September 2013

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Let there be light

Sponsored post OK, OK, we might as well just face it. It’s autumn. It’s raining. The weather is doing everything it can to remind us that we’ve made the odd choice to live in the UK and therefore must learn to put up with whatever comes our way. But we can do things to cheer […]

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Child’s play

15. July 2013

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Child’s play

Those luvverly people at Big Game Hunters have sent me a splendid giant chess set – just in the nick of time. After several consecutive days of good weather, the kids have got quite bored with the ancient badminton racquets and deliberately non-functioning water pistols which were all that remained in our outdoor games bucket. […]

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All Bran 5 day challenge

20. May 2013

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All Bran 5 day challenge

Sponsored post Warning: the following post contains a lot of sniggering bathroom references. I’m afraid that, despite my best efforts,  I’ve been powerless to eradicate them all, because, well,  they make me laugh. So here goes. Regular readers *tee hee* will know that I’m not one for faddy diets. Or diets at all. Frankly, I’m […]

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All clued up

20. May 2013

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All clued up

Sponsored post Well, today’s offering is proof that you can take a child to a lovely new toy, but you can’t necessarily get it to play properly. The fab folk at Gala Bingo recently sent me a huge box of Sherlock Holmes-themed goodies to celebrate their new Sheerluck Holmes game (see what they’re doing there?). […]

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Dress code

24. April 2013

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Dress code

Sponsored post My eldest daughter absolutely loves her new school and, much to my relief, is really thriving there. The one thing that drives us both mad, though, is the dress code. She’s in the sixth form, but they don’t have to wear uniform – they are supposed to turn up each day in ‘interview […]

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