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Current toddler obsession – Octonauts!

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I’m pleased to report that Tibbs has her first couple of toy obsessions. She is mega keen on baby dolls, putting them to sleep, feeding them, worrying about their ‘stinky bottoms’. But on top of that, she’s absolutely loving The Octonauts at the moment. If you haven’t seen it, Octonauts is a cheery cartoon style… Read More

This week I’ve been…

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Life has been a bit different this week. My other half has been off work whilst I continued working and I can truly say that without him being at home, this week would’ve been really difficult, I’ve had a huge project at work, on which I’ve worked 11 hours more than the 24 I normally… Read More

Things every 18 year old should know


In 1994, I was 18. I dressed like Francis Rossi from Status Quo. I’d just started Uni. I was living in a bad bedsit with a really bad boyfriend, with fleas jumping on our legs while we watched telly. I knew nothing. I was shown a list recently about things you wish you’d known when you were… Read More