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Getting over the unforgivable

This is a collaborative post. A couple of nights ago, I found out that my husband had cheated on me. And worst of all, my family were complicit. It came to a head when he’d booked a meal for everyone at a time I couldn’t do. He made excuses, but it didn’t add up. Eventually my daughter spilled the beans. The meal had been at HER house. I confronted him. Well actually, I knocked seven bells out of him. And then, I woke up. Furious The events were so vivid that when I opened my eyes that morning, I couldn’t…

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Easy no carve pumpkin

There’s always a dilemma here at Halloween. The girls want to carve a pumpkin, but they’re too little to do it themselves. They can get involved with scooping out the middle and drawing a face on, but I have to cut it. And quite frankly, I don’t have time. So this year, I’ve come up with something different. The no-carve pumpkin This month’s Bostik Blogger craft theme was Halloween and bonfire night. I looked at the materials they’d sent us and realised it might just solve my pumpkin problem. So, here are our no-carve pumpkins. They’re perfect for children of all…

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Thursday photo #179

This week must have been one of the longest ever. Last Thursday, we were bumbling along quite nicely. Things were busy but that was my own fault for taking too much on. Then on Friday, everything changed and it has been like regressing two years. Going back in time Two years ago, my husband had an accident on the way home from work. At the time, it didn’t seem like a big deal. His leg was broken, but he’d get over it. Fast forward two years and the leg is still broken. So on Friday, he had yet another operation…

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The best slippers ever for the whole family

I never really thought we were a matching slippers sort of family. But it’s amazing how having settling down can change a person. One day, you’re strolling down the aisle in a lacy dress and the next it’s all onesies and matching slippers. The best slippers ever My obsession with these slippers started a few years ago, when I bought a pair for Libby. I’d heard that my friend was making slippers with wool from her sheep. The business is called Runaway Baa Baa and the sheep are kept on a small holding in Scotland called Standingstone Hill. I bought…

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This is your cookbook personalised gift

Do you find your parents difficult to buy for at Christmas? My mum is great at telling me if there’s something particular that she wants but if not, it’s a struggle. But now I’m a parent myself, I’ve realised that when it comes to presents from your children, it’s the thought that counts. Hopefully that’s still the case now I’m an adult… The thoughtful gift This is Your Cookbook allows you to create a collection of recipes that is perfect for the recipient. You simply choose one of their recipe collections and swap out recipes you don’t want. You can…

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