*28* Becoming

Becoming by Michelle Obama What an inspiring read. I part read/part listened to this book and I’m really sad I’ve finished it. It’s an autobiography, a genre I’m not really a huge fan of, but I was intrigued and fascinated by her all through her stay at the White House and so, the hype behind […]

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*27* wellbeing

In my ongoing quest to use less plastic (and subconsciously drive the boys mad) I re-directed my attention to shampoos. Always in unavoidable plastic bottles (… I get it, glass in the shower could be hazardous… eye roll) and always needed. I understand there are people out there that advocated never to wash their hair… […]

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*20* scrappy socks

Let’s talk about something frivolous. I’ve done a lot of reading lately for College. Heavy stuff… actually ‘heavy’ is the wrong word… it was more like eye opening reading and what I saw wasn’t pretty… and I’ll have to think about it a little more before starting a conversation on this platform. In the meantime, […]

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*15* wellbeing

In my quest for ‘less waste’ I made myself try another everyday product in a different format, conscious that sometimes we get stuck in our ways and assume – (makes an ‘ass’ of ‘u’ and ‘me’… they boys love it when I say that… not) – that how it should be, full stop. It’s so […]

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*9* wellbeing

Blogging is about sharing, right? At times it does feel a little like I’m talking to myself, but generally speaking I think blogging is about talking to people and exchanging ideas and so today I’d like to mention a product that I discovered a few months ago and I’ve been using for just as long […]

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– 2018/191 – random Thursday

Is it me or it’s absolutely freezing out there? Today is one of those days I wished I had a rewind button, to start over, to shout a little less (although if you could see No 3’s bedroom you would actually give me a medal for my restrain… but still) and smile a little more… […]

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– 2018/184 – Silene Cardigan

‘Silene’ by Pam Allen The pattern for this really useful cardigan is to be found in this book:  Loop’s 10. I didn’t use the suggested yarn, but opted for De Rerum Natura, Gilliatt, which I absolutely loved.  Stitch definition is great, it’s soft but feels … natural… if you know what I mean.  I don’t […]

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– 2018/177 – small steps

Sunday morning Husband asleep.  Dog asleep.  Two teenagers asleep.  One teenager currently getting ready to go to London with friends to watch a game of American Football:  for some reason that I have yet to understand the Philadelphia Eagles are playing the Jacksonville Jaguars… in London.  Slightly baffling… or maybe it’s just me. I’m loving […]

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– 2018/166 – small steps

Just quick one today… crazy week, don’t make me go there, we would all be sorry… I’ve been meaning to mention these things for ages because I think they’re really good. Let’s start from the beginning: First, I have a tumble dryer.  I love it.  My tumble dryer is on a lot (less so in […]

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– 2018/164 – clay pigeon shooting

… you know when a bored friend sends you a random email suggesting a random activity and you’re bored too so you accept and the main reason is that because you’re both probably having a middle age existential crisis? Yes, that. First of all let me tell you something.  I don’t like guns.  If it […]

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