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I think I’m doing Isolation Wrong.

I’m not sure really where to start right now. In the past few weeks, everything has gone to shit (excuse my French), and we appear to be in a sort-of, not-quite-but-pretty-much Lockdown. While everyone else seems to be baking bread, learning Mandarin, renovating their houses and binge watching Tiger King, I… am not.

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My 2020 word of the year: Self

This year, I’ve decided to follow the advice of my lovely friend Sarah and think of a specific word to sum up my aspirations for the year, rather than a lots of resolutions or goals (because I never know where to stop!). This year, my word is self, and part of me feels a bit awkward revealing that, but also, I want to be more unapologetic this year, so I’m sticking by it.

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A Quirky Etsy Christmas Gift Guide*

The following links are affiliate links but the words and opinions are all mine. I am also being compensated with a gift voucher for writing an Etsy gift guide but that doesn’t affect any of my choices.  It’s that time of the year again where I trawl through Etsy to find the coolest gifts available on the internet. This year …

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Escape Room: The Game Review*

This game was gifted, and the link is an affiliate, but the opinions are all mine baby! I’m bossy and competitive, so of course escape rooms are my ideal way to spend an hour. I have wanted to go to one irl for ages, and finally got the chance a few weeks ago. We got out, of course (although with …

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A Day in the Life of A Working Mum

I get home from my “day job” at 2am and I’m exhausted, but also still wired from a hefty shift and a pretty long drive home. Of course, Ruben is wide awake and has been for an hour or so, so I greet a very harassed husband and cheeky baby. I need the toilet but that’s going to have to …

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Paris in Town – the Perfect Place for Parents

Until you become a parent, you don’t realise just how un-child-friendly so many places are. Is there room to put your pram? Is there adequate baby changing? Can you afford a little treat on your maternity pay, or will you have to go into your overdraft for a slice of cake?

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Quirky Christmas Gift Ideas

Y’all know I LOVE Coolstuff.com for quirky and unusual gifts, and I’ve been working hard with them behind the scenes to put together a gift guide of things you probably won’t see on many other lists. I’m giving some of these things out for Christmas, so if you happen to get something from this post, please act surprised!