New year, new attempt at blogging! Seven months have passed since I last wrote anything and in that time I welcomed my daughter Grace who has so far *touches wood* turned out to basically be…

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Day One. Wake up to Edward battering on his bedroom door to come out at 7:15am. I really can’t complain about this as 7:15am is a very respectable time for a toddler to demand attention…

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So I’m not 40, yet. But I’m a sucker for those lists that pop up on Social Media and when I read 47 Things Learned In My 40s one of them stood to me in…

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A couple of tweets from the weekend got me thinking about the good old days of my beauty blogging, back in 2009. Back then back in the Magpie Sparkles heyday I would watch endless hours…

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My first birth story starts with a text message. The date my first born would enter the world – March 12th 2014. Chosen by the NHS. Confirmed by text… kind of like a hairdressers appointment.…

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