The next chapter

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So once again it's all changed for me. I have finally set myself free of a big corporate organisation, taken the big leap and set up a PR agency with a long time colleague. It's been a long process and it's been so strange going through it all without being able to write about it here. We've been officially launched for just a few weeks but we were unofficially started as soon as I left my previous job at the end of June. You can read about the launch of The Forge in this article in … [Continue reading]

The blog about why I haven’t blogged

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Dear Blog I'm so sorry I've neglected you. I never thought I'd be the type to build something up, make it flourish and grow and then just when it became dependent upon my regular nurturing, cruelly cast it aside in favour of all manner of other things we call life. How very dare I? And how dare I deprive those people anxiously awaiting my next fascinating, insightful and eloquent post of their regular instalment. Because I know you are many and I know you will be relieved to read this. … [Continue reading]

A little bit is lost

There are some things you do each and every day with your children that you know will end at some point but that's just it, it's at 'some point'. It's not defined or clearly mapped out. You can't plan for it. And so one day you find yourself reading … [Continue reading]

My Very Evil Mother…

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I never fail to learn new things from my children. Their world is a wonderful adventure, new things every day. It's easy to forget that school at that age was exciting. So it was with delight but some surprise when Eliza said to me earlier: "My … [Continue reading]

Birthday, kittens and an anniversary: what a couple of weeks

Tilly & Grandpa

Wow hello blog! It's been a while hasn't it? I think I'm suffering from bloggers block, or blogathy (blog apathy see what I did there?) or possibly just the same old 'there aren't enough hours in the day' problem. But that problem's not really a … [Continue reading]

24 Sleep Issues?

Yeah stock cubes at bedtime!

There's something in the air today besides the sun. It's something that causes little girls to have trouble getting to sleep. It's something that causes me to get a great glute workout running up and down the stairs. Eliza has a new thing at … [Continue reading]

The Endorphin High

I know. I look pretty amazing don't I...

I've written two posts this week but have published neither. Why? Mostly because they were a bit sad really. A bit sad, a bit disconnected and frankly a bit odd. Kind of how I've felt this week. I can't put my finger on it precisely. But rather … [Continue reading]

Futile things I say to my girls

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1. Night girls remember it's Saturday tomorrow so you don't need to get up early! 2. I know you're watching TV but wouldn't you like to come and brush your teeth, get ready for bed and have a story? 3. Please don't drop your food on the floor 4. … [Continue reading]

Let It Rain!

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I'm really glad it rained today. No I am, really glad. That's because I have reached an age where I'm grateful that the garden gets a good soak. The new shrubs I planted are nicely settled in with rain. I'm officially middle aged. Tilly and I got … [Continue reading]

Easter Break

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The past couple of weeks my life has been a Boden catalogue. Bar the odd work email, it has been entirely about the Family. Of course that comes with many non-Boden catalogue type of things, such as spousal arguments, losing it with kids who mess … [Continue reading]