Why I’m a Two’ll Do Kind of Mum.

I have two children whom I love dearly. They are clever, beautiful, funny and although we agonised for a long, long time over whether to have children in the first place I now can’t imagine life without them . I also can’t imagine having another one – ever – here’s just a few reasons why… […]

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10k in 10 Weeks – Week 1 weigh in.

Well what can I say? This morning I did the week one weigh in and it’s not good news. By some kind of ridiculous injustice I’ve gained 2lbs even though no chocolate or biscuits have passed my lips since I started this. I’m blaming my children, who are actively trying to destroy me. I think […]

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Slimming World Lentil and Tomato Soup With Koftas

This soup is delicious, easy to make, completely free on Slimming World and best of all is made with ingredients that you’ll probably already have in your store cupboard. Ingredients: Fry light 2 Onions (finely chopped) A tin of chopped tomatoes (or fresh ones if you can be bothered) 1 tea spoon each of Tumeric […]

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Challenge – 10kg in 10 Weeks

In another dimention – long, long ago – pre children me weighed 10 stone and was a size 8-10. Now I’m not far off 13 stone and a size 16. That feels like a massive admission but it’s blatantly obvious to anyone who has eyes. The truth is I am weak. Pregnant me wants to […]

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Breakfast at The Samuel Lloyd

If you’re dieting there’s no better place for a breakfast in Corby. The Samuel Lloyd is very supportive of a reduced calory diet – While I usually enjoy eating at least one calorie for breakfast – they support a zero calorie option. Positives are : 1. They offer a free refill filter coffee – absolute GENUIS […]

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Sometimes I hate how hard it is being a mum.

Exactly that. Sometimes it’s really easy to hate being a mum. To hate the responsibility of it. The absolute, exhausting relentlessness of it. After years of wondering what it’d be like to start a family, focussing only on the positive, nice, fluffy, happy parts of  what is actually a massively multi-faceted job – the reality […]

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12 Month old baby Immunisations

Upon recieving the dreaded letter I dutifully took my precious, trusting little one year old baby to recieve her 12 month immunisations. Having spent the best part of fifteen minutes looking for a sodding parking space, I was amazed to have arrived on time as there is only parking for around 30 cars – whoever […]

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10 reasons not to go to soft play alone…

If your children have terrorised you all morning and you just can’t take it any more, you could take them out to soft-play – here are a few things that will happen if you have two small children… 1. Upon arrival, you’ll manage to get the yourself a coffee and split the diet wrecking biscuit […]

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Mum’s Bag Essentials.

You may be a mum wanting to know if the contents of your bag are normal, you may be a bloke wondering why mum’s need such gigantic bags. Either way here’s a few things you’ll find in the bag of a mother… A Purse – With pound coins in. Mums must have pound coins for […]

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