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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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Yankee doodle just dandy

20. March 2013

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Yankee doodle just dandy

Sponsored post I’ve always been a fan of Yankee Candle. In case you don’t know the brand, it’s a scented candle range with the volume turned RIGHT UP. You can usually smell a Yankee Candle stand long before you see it. But I like a candle with a bit of feistiness, instead of these wishy-washy […]

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Bouncing back

26. December 2012

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Bouncing back

Sponsored post Enough doom and gloom – let’s start the Twixtmas (that’s between Christmas and New Year’s Eve) phase with a bounce. And the best way to achieve a truly springy bounce is via a trampoline. Child One, though now 17 (gulp) still loves to go out and bounce on the trampoline several times a […]

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It’s Review Time

3. December 2012

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It’s Review Time

Hello lovely people, it’s review time again – with any luck you’ll find a bit of present inspiration here. I haven’t found any good tips in the papers this year – I nearly hurled my Guardian weekend section across the room on Saturday when one of their ‘experts’ opined that a scented candle was always […]

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Aptamil

9. November 2012

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Calling all Pigcassos …..

8. November 2012

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Calling all Pigcassos …..

Sponsored video Apparently my girls are the only teenagers in the known universe without bank accounts. They had euro accounts in Brussels, but since coming back to the UK, I’ve been rather busy with getting divorced, moving twice, getting remarried, finding them three schools, redesigning a house and garden and then having a little lie […]

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Join the Q ….

3. November 2012

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Sponsored Post There’s an awful lot of Bondage around at the moment. Not Fifty Shades-style – I mean good old James Bond, shaken not stirred etc, dropping in to a screen near you in the new film Skyfall. I saw it yesterday and it is brilliant. But is it just me, or is there more […]

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Finshers’ pack?

2. November 2012

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Finshers’ pack?

Can I just say that I love Lil-lets? They read my recent post on periods and have sent me this splendiferous teen starter pack for my girls: As well as a plethora of period pads, tampons, and liners, including some so tiny we decided they must be for fairies, they very kindly put in some […]

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