What Little H did – 22 months

Hello my lovely Little H, Your Auntie Jenny said the other day that you really feel like “a little person” now and I think that wonderfully captures your month. You have, of course, always been a little person. But you have your own views and opinions now which you are, without a doubt, happy to express! Some days you are so, so challenging. (I still can’t understand why having your jumper changed offends you so much, but your dislike brings

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30 Days Blogging – Day 11: favourite foods!

I love food. Eating is one of my absolute favourite things. For the most part I like healthy and fresh food but I am partial to the odd take-away curry too! If I could I think I would eat most of the time. I need to snack regularly otherwise I get grumpy. But I have to pay continual attention to what I eat these days because I don’t manage to exercise as much as I used to; Back in my

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Do you look after your pelvic floor?

The first time I ever heard the term ‘Pelvic Floor’ was when I was about 15 years old. During my teens I made some rather feeble attempts to get fit and one of those was doing a Lorraine Kelly exercise video my mum had. Part way through was an abs section and the trainer, Jenni, started by getting us to do some pelvic floor exercises. Her instructions were to contract the muscles you’d use to stop weeing mid-flow. I just

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‘Meal of the Month’ – Tomato and olive spaghetti – November 2016

Welcome to my montly recipe feature. Along with ‘Five Favourite Finds‘, ‘My Top 10 Online Reads‘ and ‘What Little H Did‘, each month I share a personal recipe with you all. Some of the recipes are completely of my own creation whilst some are variations of a recipe I’ve found somewhere. Where the recipe falls into the latter bucket, I’ll be sure to make reference to the original and make clear any changes I’ve made. The meal for this month

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30 Days Blogging – Day 10: my top 5 pet peeves

This is a dangerous topic for me to write about. There are a lot of things that irritate me. I mean A LOT. I’m not prone to outbursts of pure anger but tend to simmer with rage and fury inside. (Sam accuses me of road rage but I don’t think making abusive remarks about other drivers in a normal tone whilst in the privacy of our car counts as road rage!). I’ve invested a lot of effort over the years

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Are we really listening ? 


I seem to rarely write a blog post spontaneously these days. Yet the events of 8-9 November in the United States have compelled me to do so. Because, quite honestly, I am finding 2016 to be a truly baffling year. I wrote back in July about my sadness over the result of the EU Referendum (or “Brexit” – a term I am frankly sick of!). As we all digested the outcome of our decision on this side of the Atlantic,

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My Top 10 Online Reads #6


Welcome to my monthly feature in which I share some of my favourite online articles for the month. I read a lot of blog posts and articles online and whilst I share a lot of them through tweets, it’s easy to miss them and hard to come back to them at another time. This is a list of my top ten reads for the month, a mixture of formal news articles and blog posts. Enjoy!

Five Favourite Finds #6

Every month I share my ‘Five Favourite Finds’ for the month. They can be absolutely anything new that I have come across. The challenge: making sure I find five each month. Some months really do prove tougher than others but there is lots of fun had in the search. I’m using it to try encourage myself to find new things and also share my finds with you all to save you the leg work! So without further ado and in

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Can’t get you outta my head!

Did you click on this thinking it might be a post about our favourite Australian soap-turned-pop star, Kylie? Well if you did then I’m sorry to disappoint because it’s not*. However, when musing on this blog post, her 2001 pop classic pinging into my head. Because what I’m here to tell you today folks is the baby / toddler songs which are now on perma-loop in my head since becoming a mother. This list isn’t finite but it’s the ones

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (3 & 0). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I'm trying to get our family to live a more sustainable life. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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