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Travel Round-up: Easter treats

For an Easter Monday treat, I have a large selection of travel posts to give you plenty of inspiration for holidays and days out. The majority are based here in the UK and might well provide you with some ideas for places to go with the family during the Easter break. Hope you find something […]

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Travel Round-up: Backyard blogging

At BritMums Live in 2013 I was a member of the travel panel with Kelly Lees from Gogobot. She inspired many in the room by saying that bloggers are a great online resource when we write about where we live. If people are searching for recommendations of where to eat, stay or visit in a particular location, […]

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Good Reads: Farewell to my daughter, shaking it off and iEverything

I don’t know where the Christmas break went, but whilst you were busy enjoying the break from the alarm clock and trying to figure out where you were going to put all the new toys your children were lucky enough to receive, I have been scouring the internet for posts that will keep you reading […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Summer is a-coming

The days are warming up. Summertime adventures are on their way. Like holidays abroad and staycations. Rambles through the woods, and excursions to the park. Afternoons spent with the children, splashing around in the paddling pool, squirting icy water at each other from a hose. Hurray for everything these sunny days brings to childhood (and […]

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Good Reads May 2014

Hello! How are things? Did you miss me? Probably not, but to flatter my own ego I am going to assume that you pined. For hours. And speaking of pining, with half-term a hop skip and jump away I am confident that I shall be pining for school mere minutes after 9am on Monday morning, […]

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Mental Health Round-up: Suicide, Rape & Stigma

It appears that Spring has most definitely sprung upon us with actual sunshine and everything. As I’m recovering from my Easter egg hangover, I’ve been in the garden willing all of those little vitamin D’s to jump into my skin while I wait another few agonising weeks for my meds to be changed over. My only […]

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Good Reads January 2014

Golly the year has got off at a pace! I’m already cruising towards February and feeling every bit as cold and damp as the weather. I do hope that Christmas brought you all your heart desired. At the very least I hope you and your sanity survived in a better state than our car, which […]

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Good Reads: Remembrance, the worst bits of motherhood and who needs family anyway?

Can anyone tell me where this year is going? I couldn’t believe it when the latest Strictly series started because it signalled the beginning of Christmas. Eeek! Anyhow, I won’t hang around banging on about all that I have to do before Christmas, which is a mere six weeks away. Instead, forget about the ‘C’ […]

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Team Honk needs YOU!

  Drum roll please… We are really excited to announce that the award-winning, fun-raising phenomenon commonly known as TEAM HONK is officially back for 2014. All you people who made Team Honk rock so much last year and all you who fancy some fun this year. We’re so grateful to BritMums for giving us the […]

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Home and Design Round-up: Moodboard Madness

Welcome to this month’s Home and Design Round-up where I’m hoping to show you what’s been happening in the world of home and interiors blogs, picking out some of my favourite posts and top ideas for your decorating inspiration. You may remember last month that I wrote about the Interiors blogs shortlisted in the Finals […]

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Good Reads: Spooky science & mental patient costumes

You’re feeling it, aren’t you? The switch has been flipped from summer to winter and as the temperature of the British thermostat drops to meet winter standards there are a couple of blissful weeks where the leaves fall like post-wedding confetti bringing chaos to commuters on train lines and joy to dog walkers and small […]

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Special Needs Round-up: New term newsletter

Welcome back to the Special Needs Round-up for our new collection of must-read posts and news of what’s been happening over the summer break. I hope you all survived the school holidays with your sanity in tact and that your children found activities on offer that were suitable for their needs. The long break can […]

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Travel Round-up: Summer hols

A couple of times a year, instead of choosing half a dozen travel posts to highlight, I throw the round-up open to everyone and compile a list of blog posts you would like me to mention. It’s a great way for readers to find lots of suggestions for day trips in the UK to far-flung […]

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Health round-up: Giving cancer a good kicking

This month has seen some major news in the fight against cancer. Hopefully you can’t have failed to notice the big story this week about updated guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) that recommends the use of two drugs to help prevent breast cancer in women at high risk of the […]

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Home and Design Round-up: The One with the Mini Makeovers

So who’s still unwinding from Britmums Live then? I know I am, but what a fabulous inspiring weekend. Speaking on the Style Panel was a big highlight for me and if you came and got involved in the discussion, thank you for supporting us. I hope we inspired you to write more about homes, style […]

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Announcing the Brilliance in Blogging 2013 winners!

A word of praise must be mentioned to everyone who was shortlisted in the 2013 Brilliance in Blogging awards A round of applause must go to the six who made the Finalist stage voted by their readers and their blogging peers, they are the shining blogs of 2013. And a massive congratulations must be shouted […]

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Good Reads June

The countdown is on: less than a week until the event of the year, BritMums Live. I, of course, will be there. So if you are too, stop by and say hello. You won’t have trouble finding me: I’m very loud and I have really nice pink shoes. Plus if I get the chance I […]

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Teens and Tweens Round-up: Tissues, tough times and teenage girls

Welcome to the very first teens and tweens round-up. Because parenting doesn’t stop when kids start school. In fact, it moves into a whole different phase. There’s no nappies and weaning to worry about it, but there’s a whole load of angst heading your way. The tween and teen years are a bumpy ride. Strap […]

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