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Easy holidays from Bristol

It’s absolutely pouring down outside and Tibbs has chickenpox, so we’re stuck indoors with CBeebies and a lot of anti-itching lotion. Naturally, my wandering mind has turned to holidays and sunnier times. We’re so lucky to live in Bristol, because it puts such a huge amount of wonderful holiday locations…

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Never shut the back door – why saying goodbye to the pre-motherhood you is a bad idea

Inspired by this piece from The Telegraph this week, I’ve been having more than a moment’s thought for the pre-mother in me. My favourite bit says, Motherhood is hard because there is an assumption that it will instantly take away all your demons and make an honest woman out of…

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Beyond raisinable doubt

“Don’t love me for fun, girl. Let me be the one, girl love me for a raisin. Let the raisin be love. – Ronan Keating, Boyzone, the 90s. It was about two months ago that Tibbs discovered raisins, mostly from following her nose at playgroups to where the other babies…

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