2016-03-19

Dating Disasters

*Warning – contains topics of an adult nature and swearing.* Online dating is a scary place. My last four long term relationships have been with people I have met online. 18 years ago when I would say that my, then boyfriend, and I met online there were looks of horror and concern – especially from
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Memories that shape your childhood – the one with the blow up doll

Growing up, I always thought my parents were odd.  But then, I guess everyone did, really.  But when I say odd, I do actually mean odd.  Do not get me wrong, I loved my parents and still wish they were around today, but now being a mother myself and a throw away comment that Nathan
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Glamping in Style with Harvest Moon Holidays

Holidays for me should be all about relaxation.  Peaceful surroundings, comfy beds, hot running water… When folks have ever asked me to go camping with them, I can quite honestly say that I have laughed at the thought.  Me? Camping?  Me? Peeing in a bush? Me? With no phone and internet for the weekend?  No
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Elusive alone time as a parent

When you become a parent there is this sudden realisation that no matter what you in your life, until your children reach an age of being independent, you will have lost yours, and maybe gone slightly insane in the process.  Being a single parent as well means that this alone time and independence is snatched
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Home Made Chicken Slice – Like Greggs, only better!

Nathan has really got into cooking and helping out in the kitchen recently, he has come into his own and Sunday’s seem to be his day for taking over the kitchen and making something wonderful.  I provide a little bit of guidance to him, but let him discover things for himself.  He has watched me
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Confessions of a Single Parent

As a parent, we go through all sorts of ups and downs. Being a single parent, especially when there are young children around is a whole different world. I bet that with the list below you will be nodding and agreeing that you have done at least some of these as a parent or mother.
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The Dating Game – Random Messages

Plenty of Fish, Ok Cupid, Tinder, Uniform Dating, Match.com, Eharmony … If you have ever used one of these websites you will know that no matter if the site is free or one you pay a monthly subscription to, the vast majority of men who message you have one thing on their minds. Sex. Sometimes,
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I am sorry, you are playing with WHAT?

Its not very often your child comes home from school an announces that one of the boys on his table was hit in the face with a dildo at school. Yes, you read that right.  My 9 year old son came home from school and announced that they had been playing with dildos for most
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Setting your imagination free

Inspiring the imagination in children happens from the world around us, their minds constantly thinking, wondering and wanting to explore the world.  Arthouse Ltd provided children across the UK with a stimulus to get their imaginations going in the form of samples from their new Imagination Fun Collection.  From there, they asked children to write
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