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Change is afoot…

May 16, 2018

If you’re a previous visitor to, you’ll have noticed something’s up. All the old content has gone! Things look a little… different. Don’t worry, though. I’m working on a…

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Why we need to #getlippy about women’s cancers

May 3, 2018

  So you know a bit about breast cancer. Perhaps you’re super sensible and check your breasts every month, as we all should.   You probably know about cervical cancer.…

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The Revenge of Shouty Mummy

September 23, 2017

  There was a part of me that thought Shouty Mummy would finally do one when school re-started and I wasn’t having to break up Duplo fights every five minutes,…

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18 months of mayhem

June 4, 2017

  Little L, my dear one: I can’t believe it’s been a whole year and a half since you crash landed in our lives, making everything so much brighter, louder…

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Five tips for knackered new mums

May 30, 2017

  If you’re a new mum or about to become one, I urge you to learn from my mistakes.   In this post I offer you the simple but sage…

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Four my boy at four

March 20, 2017

Oh, big L, my first little love: you’re about to be four.   So many of your t-shirts are too short again. They look like that top Mark Owen wore…

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Formula is not toxic

March 1, 2017

  Ask me about the greatest sadnesses of my life so far, and – right up there with the deaths of several people dear to me – will be my…

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