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December 23, 2016
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The Things I Regret Without Fail, But Always Do Again

Someone wise and superior once said “stupidity is the failure to learn from your mistakes”. Discount lettuce. Good intentions combined with fundamentally cheap buying strategy = salad that’s never actually going to happen. Because that clamshell of baby spinach will sit on the bottom of the fridge for exactly 2 […]
December 22, 2016
words

13 Times When It’s OK To Eat Your Words

When your words are served cold by a revenge-filled ex. When your words are filled with a rich creamy filling and topped with a layer of fine Belgian-chocolate ganache. When your words were neither famous nor last. When your words fail you. When you have a way with words. (And […]
November 11, 2016
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When To Take The Hard Line

So I was on a day out with my two girls recently. We were having lunch with my sister in a cafe which meant for a change we were being treated to table service instead of service through a car window. It was the early side of lunchtime, the only […]
November 11, 2016
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Do You Find Yourself Or Lose Yourself On A Career Break?

One of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made during my 14 working years is the decision to take a career break. A break that I’m currently almost half way through. Now I’ve done it for a very specific reason, in a very protected way and thankfully, with a very supportive […]
November 4, 2016
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Parents: A Soft Place In A Hard World

“You’re too soft on her!” How many times have I heard this phrase? I imagine if I got paid every time it was said to me that I would be a very rich lady! Instead, the words just irritated me and eventually started to eat away at me. I worked […]
October 29, 2016
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Life After ECMO

So the drama has all calmed down. The tubes are out you get to see his gorgeous pudgy face for the first time and your heart dares to soar with the hope it’s all over and he is coming home. A new type of adrenalin to live off for the […]

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