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What I’m wearing this Christmas

I’ve had a little Christmas treat from the lovely people at Bonmarche this week, some new things to wear over the festive few days. Bonmarche is very much on my radar because there is a store in my local shopping centre, the Broadwalk in Knowle. I’d not been in there before as I wasn’t sure… Read More

Christmas traditions – are they hereditary?


Last week, my visiting godmother took one look at my two, traditional, non chocolate, religious-based advent calendars and said, “Oh, advent calendars. They always remind me of your mum.” One of them was from my mum – but this year, not for me, for Tibbs! See, my mum has a thing about advent calendars, and… Read More

Winter playground tips

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Time waits for no Mum, as we know. It’s winter, nothing you can do to change that. Time is a cruel boss, but not as cruel as a toddler with steam to let off. Frozen is about to take on another, even more annoying significance in your life. They don’t care about their health or safety,… Read More