Life, Love and Dirty Dishes

Loving Me: Part 10 – Beef Madras Recipe

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A fantastic beef madras recipe for you this week.  One that is so delicious it feels like you are being naughty by eating it.  Warning though, this one is not for the feint hearted.  It is hot!             Loving Me is a weekly weight loss series following the LighterLife Fast […] Read more…

The Linky Linky With Bridie By The Sea

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Welcome to the linky just for linkys!   The idea of this linky is to provide a place where bloggers can find lots of great link up parties to join in with, and those bloggers who run link ups have a chance to promote them. Please bear in mind that linkys open at various times […] Read more…

The Lies We Tell

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I know there are parents out there who do not tell their kids about the big man in red flying around the world on Christmas eve in a sleigh pulled by reindeer and delivering Christmas presents to all the children on the nice list.  There are parents who don’t buy into the lies we tell […] Read more…

Friday Frolics Linky – 2nd December

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Welcome to Friday Frolics – The linky with the giggles, and the place for all of your funny posts.  Hosted by myself, Lucy (R is for Hoppit) and Emma (Island Living 365).       This Week: Our lovely Emma is proper poorly this week so won’t be co-hosting.  Get well soon Emma xxx I’m linking up […] Read more…

Rookie Mistakes – The New Mum

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A Guest Post by Mrs Helicopter Writes The series all about the parenting fails and rookie mistakes that prove there really is no manual for this job.   This weeks Rookie Mistake comes from the very funny Jess at Mrs Helicopter Writes. Jess provides us with some of the earliest Rookie Mistakes she made.   The New Mum […] Read more…

Little Lies – A Fleetwood Mac Parody

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I often tell myself little lies.  Like the Chinese takeaway will be fine because I am going to have a fruit smoothie for dinner for the rest of the week.  Who am I kidding?   But at this time of year I feel like everything that comes out of my mouth is a lie.   […] Read more…

Blog Geek Tips – SEO Definitions

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 I am by no means an expert in SEO.  But on most days most of my referrals come from search engines so I figure I must be doing something right. When I first tried to learn a bit more about SEO I found it really difficult to find the information I was after.  There were […] Read more…

Loving Me: Part 9 – First Time At ‘Fat Club’ Thoughts

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A bit of light humour this week.  Most diets involve going to some kind of group meeting, aka ‘Fat Club.’  The first time you attend can be pretty daunting.  These are some of the thoughts of a Fat Club first timer.     Sat in the car, composing myself and getting the nerve to go in… […] Read more…

The Linky Linky With Mum Muddling Through

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Welcome to the linky just for linkys!   The idea of this linky is to provide a place where bloggers can find lots of great link up parties to join in with, and those bloggers who run link ups have a chance to promote them. Please bear in mind that linkys open at various times […] Read more…

A Little Christmas Magic

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It is that magical time of year again.  The excitement is building, as is the stress!  But come mid December you can normally feel the magic in the air.  It’s normally when I’m wrapped up in my winder woollies, running the endless list of errands.  It’s cold and I can see my breath in front […] Read more…

The Parenting CV

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  Curriculum Vitae of Mama / Mummy / Mum Education: Pushing around a doll in a pram and changing a Tiny Tears doll’s nappy. The sex education classes that taught me how to make a baby and gave me free tampons. Watching Three Men and a Baby about 200 times in my adolescence. Antenatal Classes.  Although […] Read more…

Emmy And The Whale – Interview & Giveaway

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If there is one thing that has always been consistent in our house, it’s the bedtime story. From when they were tiny, every night without fail, we read to our boys.   Like most parents I’ve lost track of the number of children’s stories I have read to my small people.  The favourites I know […] Read more…

Friday Frolics Linky – 25th November

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Welcome to Friday Frolics – The linky with the giggles, and the place for all of your funny posts.  Hosted by myself, Lucy (R is for Hoppit) and Emma (Island Living 365).       Apologies: I need to start this week with an apology for not commenting on any posts or sharing last week.  My youngest […] Read more…

Rookie Mistakes – The Swimming Pool Palaver

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A Guest Post by The Unsung Mum The series all about the parenting fails and rookie mistakes that prove there really is no manual for this job.   This weeks Rookie Mistake comes from Laura at The Unsung Mum.  Laura combines wit and illustrations to tell us about her swimming pool palaver.   The Unsung Mum […] Read more…

Loving Me: Part 8 – Top Dieting Tips

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So after being very soppy last week, this week I’m going practical with some top dieting tips to help you stay on track and focused.     1 Have a treat but don’t cheat Cheat days are so hard to come back from and do so much damage to your weight loss and mentally too. […] Read more…

The Linky Linky With Virtually All Sorts

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Welcome to the linky just for linkys!   The idea of this linky is to provide a place where bloggers can find lots of great link up parties to join in with, and those bloggers who run link ups have a chance to promote them. Please bear in mind that linkys open at various times […] Read more…

I will Be Your Everything

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I will be your protector.  Fierce and true.  I will protect you from monsters under the bed and cars as we cross the road.  I will fight for what you need and deserve.  And when you are big enough and brave enough to fight your own battles, remember I’m always in your corner.   I […] Read more…

The Once a Year Traditions

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There are so many things at Christmas that are just for Christmas.  Christmas traditions.  A bit like pancake day. Every year we make delicious pancake recipes and vow to not wait another year to have them again.  Especially Nutella and banana.  But we do! Image (c) mygreatrecipes.com Take the humble roast Turkey, do you ever […] Read more…

Friday Frolics Linky – 18th November

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Welcome to Friday Frolics – The linky with the giggles, and the place for all of your funny posts.  Hosted by myself, Lucy (R is for Hoppit) and Emma (Island Living 365).       This Week: Last week was a small but perfectly formed #FridayFrolics.  I think after the events in the USA people were’t feeling […] Read more…

My Christmas Wish List & Giveaway With House of Fraser

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My Christmas wish list is normally pretty full.  My birthday is in January so I virtually have to wait a whole year for any gifts.  You know those people who “umm” and “errr” when you ask them what they want for Christmas?  I’m not one of them.  And yes Christmas isn’t just about the gifts, […] Read more…

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