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This Week’s 5 Things

5 Things that made me smile this week:  1.)  MUM IT’S RALPH LAUREN Cousin Robert  came for lunch the other day and – like every year prior to this one – brought a big bag of Christmas joy. For Maia, this beautiful Ralph Lauren dress. I squealed a little when I saw it – it’s… Continue reading This Week’s 5 Things

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This Week’s 5 Things

“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.” ― Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You Just when I thought Christmas was just about done; Aimy, Beth and Ems come over and correct me. I was spoilt once again with some lovely little surprises, including a You are my sunshine mug – the song… Continue reading This Week’s 5 Things

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For the Love of Charity Shops: This Week’s 5 books

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching I went in to Cancer Research to donate some clothes and left with these: TAO TE CHING This book came up in an interview I was watching with Oprah and Dr… Continue reading For the Love of Charity Shops: This Week’s 5 books

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Maia’s 5 Favourite Presents

“Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.” – Jean Anouilh So here is a list of my favourites – of all Maia’s presents. Maia’s actual favourite presents were simply not all that photogenic. – They were her little plastic Shopkins toys (not the kind of crap I’d want to showcase), her doctors set (which… Continue reading Maia’s 5 Favourite Presents

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Confessions of a Single Mother: Things My Daughter Said This Week

 “The soul is healed by being with children.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky Funny things my daughter said this week: Dad walks out of the bathroom, towel wrapped around his waist: “Look! Grandad’s got boobies!..” It’s Tuesday night, we’re sat snuggled up on the sofa, I’m tickling Maia, she’s giggling, then out of no-where, in between giggles:… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mother: Things My Daughter Said This Week

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This Week’s 5 Things

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh 5 things that made me smile this week: CHRISTMAS AT HAPPY HOUSE The past two weeks have been Christmas sessions at Happy House so we’re encouraged – mummies and toddlers- to… Continue reading This Week’s 5 Things

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6 Reasons I Love Dressing a Little Princess

“I’ve always loved the idea of changing myself, wearing costumes and disguises. It takes you back to being a kid, to dressing up.” -Vincent Cassel I have to admit, it is fun dressing a little girl. The options are endless and at this point, she’ll pretty much wear whatever I put on her. My favourite… Continue reading 6 Reasons I Love Dressing a Little Princess