Learning To Drive (Aged 30 and 12 months)

24th June 2017

There are two things I am incredibly ashamed to have never managed to learn in my 31 years of life.

One, I can comfortably avoid most of the time, even if it really is an essential life skill – I can’t swim. I had lessons at school and whenever I seemed to be getting a bit of confidence in the water I’d do something stupid like fall in off the side, or have a verruca burnt off my foot, and then I’d be back to square one.

The second I think I am more embarrassed about. I am 31 years old and I cannot drive.

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On Being Rubbish With Endings…

17th May 2017

You may have noticed I’ve not been blogging all that much of late. I’ve been a bit preoccupied.

Back in February I joined our local Am Dram group, the Duston Players, and somehow I have utterly let it take over my life.

Do not misunderstand me – I have happily dived in and let it consume all my time because frankly I’ve been having the best time.

And tonight sees the shows we’ve been working so hard on come to their inevitable climax – the first of the real performances themselves. You’d think I’d be excited, and a good chunk of me is, but I’m preempting the sadness that will no doubt come after the last performance.

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Chemical Pregnancy | My Miscarriage

16th May 2017
chemical pregnancy

Chemical Pregnancy | My Miscarriage

When I started this blog I never thought I’d have to write a post like this.

I’d seen so many other bloggers sharing their stories, but never thought I’d find myself in a position to write the same sort of words.

It’s not easy to talk about. We don’t talk about it. Even though we spend so much of our lives on social media, sharing every minute detail of our lives, pictures of our food, selfies showing us to be having the “best time EVER!”, we don’t often share anything of real life.

So here’s something real. Last week, I had a miscarriage. 

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#bottlefeedingstories with Mimi Rose and Me

4th May 2017

This week’s #bottlefeedingstories comes from one of my absolute favourite bloggers – the lovely Kelly-Anne over at MimiRose and Me

Hi, my name is Kelly-Anne, I’m a 28 year old mother to one, my cheeky little lady Amelia. I am also a wife to my lovely Tony and we have set up our forever home in the beautiful countryside of Norfolk. I first launched Mimi Rose & Me back as a way to keep my brain from turning to complete mush whilst on maternity leave. Becoming a mother has changed my life and along with the blog my life is more fulfilling than I ever imagined. I hope to continue this new love for blogging whilst being the best wife and mother I can be. My blog is a UK family, beauty and lifestyle blog where I write about my life with my beautiful family who are always following the fun, living life inspired.

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Yes You Can – Fighting Gender Stereotypes for Kids

1st May 2017

Yes You Can

Yes You Can – Despite Hubs and I outwardly adhering to social expectations – he’s at work in a very masculine field and I’m a full time, stay at home Mum – we’re very keen to bring X up understanding that girls and boys can very much do the same things.

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