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No thanks to ice sculptures, £1,000 cakes and gold embossed invites for our wedding

Phone anywhere when planning your nuptials and just by dropping the word wedding into the conversation the price of food, flowers and clothing miraculously doubles. Look at any wedding literature and it is likely to use the words ‘best day of your life’ pushing you into buying those £200 shoes and that £1,000 cake you probably… Read More No thanks to ice sculptures, £1,000 cakes and gold embossed invites for our wedding

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Dexter

A year ago today we did a 300 mile round trip to pick up our new dog from a rescue centre – a four year old Basset Hound named Dexter. Dexter was going to be a new friend for our current Basset Hound, a partner in crime to our 11-year-old-son and a fabulous addition to… Read More Dexter

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The big move to secondary school – lessons I’ve learnt six months down the line

Have you found out which secondary school your child will go to this September? Six months ago I stood at a bus stop sobbing my heart out as my ‘baby boy’ went off to big school – here’s what I’ve learnt since then. There’s a lot to remember For seven years my son sat in a… Read More The big move to secondary school – lessons I’ve learnt six months down the line