Today Libby and I were joined by my sister Emma for a morning of shopping. We were taking part in the MoneySupermarket.com Retail Royalty Challenge.  Money Supermarket very generously gave us £30 to spend on a charity of our choice. We chose the Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter because that’s where we got Libby’s best friend Pluto from several years ago before Libby was born.  Before we headed to the shops, I contacted a few stores both on the high street and online to see if they could offer us any special offers or discounts owing to the nature of the challenge…

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Last week, I received an email asking if I would like to review a pair of running shoes. This came at the perfect time for me, my old pair were so far beyond repair it was no longer funny. I really couldn’t justify forking out for another pair of shoes but I was determined to keep on running. I have done a half marathon and a triathlon recently in shoes that were digging into my feet at the back where the fabric had worn away and had huge holes in the toes.  So you can imagine my excitement this afternoon…

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Libby has always enjoyed food. She eats anything that we give her, even if it’s spicy, strongly flavoured or otherwise unusual. She has always eaten what we eat and we never really gave her jars of baby food. Generally, it’s really convenient that she eats the same as us. We all eat together and I just cook one big meal that will sometimes last us a couple of days. Occasionally though, we might get home late and not have time to cook a proper meal, or my husband and I might be eating later because one of us is doing sport…

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Yesterday, I was lucky enough to take part in the Shock Absorber Women Only Triathlon at beautiful Eton Dorney Lake. I was also lucky enough to have a Shock Absorber sports bra to review whilst I was at it! We set off at 7.30 am to get to the venue in time to register before my wave started. My husband took the day off work so that he could bring Libby down to watch. Luckily we have an estate car, but packing my bike, Libby’s buggy, the cool box for the picnic and all my other kit into the car…

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