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Wisley Gardens, Surrey U.K 

As with most months this year; July has gone by in a flash. I leave for Kent in two days (I am doing a four week Acting course with The National Youth Theatre, a post or two on that to come…) and I still have 101 things to get done before I go. Sadly, yet again… Continue reading Wisley Gardens, Surrey U.K 

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The Power of Happy: Finding the Funny

“They see the good, embrace the joys and laugh -louder than everyone else- at the funny”. I just spent seven days in Croatia with two of the happiest, most hilarious women I’ve ever known. Maia’s Grandmas. So full of beans, I at one point asked if one of them was taking anything. Nope, just high… Continue reading The Power of Happy: Finding the Funny

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“Mummy your Boobies look like my Barbie’s”….

I’ve noticed a bit of a theme developing recently with some of the comments Maia makes, in particular reference to my chest area. It’s only very occasionally, not everyday, and we’re still at the point where we all find it quite funny; so all I can do is share the amusement and hope as she… Continue reading “Mummy your Boobies look like my Barbie’s”….

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Lessons From My Daughter: The Night Ninja

“Shhhh Mummy be quiet! We’ve got to find the NIGHT NINJA…” “Oh okay..well where do you think he/she is?” “I saw a lot of foot prints and I went all around, I checked in the garden then I cleaned the carpet and then I went outside again.. “ *by cleaned the carpet, -just to clarify-… Continue reading Lessons From My Daughter: The Night Ninja

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Maia’s Adventures: Darling Don’t Stretch the Worm

“A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson It was cold, wet and grey but none of this really stops a three year old wanting to run around outside. One thing Maia particularly enjoys is hunting for wriggly worms (my Aunty’s idea, not mine, I simply stood there trying to appear un-phased… Continue reading Maia’s Adventures: Darling Don’t Stretch the Worm

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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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Confessions of a Single Mother: Friday Night in with Maia

“Babies don’t come with instruction booklets. You’d learn the same way we all do — you’d read up on dinosaurs, you’d Google backhoes and skidders. And you don’t need a penis to go buy a baseball glove.” ― Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home Friday night in with Maia went a little something like this: 1.)… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mother: Friday Night in with Maia