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High School Reunion

You know you're getting on when you receive an invitation to attend your High School Reunion. But this wasn't just any old invitation. It wasn't simply for a quick catch up and some snapchat selfies over coffee. This was for the Mother of all Reunions: The 20 Year Biggie. A chance to reconnect, reminisce and… Continue reading High School Reunion

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The Great British Bank Holiday

Roll on the Great British Bank Holiday. A delightful long weekend in which important, tired and hard-working people get to rest their weary heads, and less important but equally as tired and hard-working FTM's get to, quite frankly, carry on regardless. A joyful time in which the Great British Public love to either a) inebriate themselves over three consecutive days, whilst manning a… Continue reading The Great British Bank Holiday

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Call me a Fool, but…

Happy April Fool's Day to all you old Fools out there. Another ludicrous day to mark something or other ridiculous. With its origins dating all the way back to the 14th Century, apparently April Fool's Day is good for one's health - a tonic to encourage laughter, diminish stress and reduce the strain on one's heart. That would… Continue reading Call me a Fool, but…

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Car Share

So here's the thing. For the past year or so, I've been involved in an arrangement. A you-scratch-my-back-and-i'll scratch-yours type of thing. In fact, I could easily go as far as to call it a relationship. A mutually beneficial, reciprocal kind of relationship, which saw its inception at the school gates. At first I was dubious, but after… Continue reading Car Share

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Diary of a Wimpy Mum

Recently, I was out on an adult-only evening which involved completing a meal in its entirety, whilst simultaneously engaging in civilised conversation, when my very adult friend asked if I would like to join her new book club. A book club? [I scoffed]. Now there's a laugh. Isn't that where grown-ups meet on a regular basis to unlock the… Continue reading Diary of a Wimpy Mum

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Tickle Me Quick

Last week someone, who shall remain anonymous, came to me with a problem. It was quite out of character. And it was quite out of the blue. A shocking self-discovery that took myself and this someone, who shall remain anonymous, rather by surprise. As problems go, it wasn't catastrophic. There was no narcotic addiction, there was… Continue reading Tickle Me Quick

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The Full-time Wife

Since becoming an FTM, I figured that it was about time I stepped up to the plate and become an FTW at the same time. Yes, that's right. A full-time-mum and a full-time-wife. A mean feat after nearly eight years handcuffed together in sworn allegiance. But with two for the price of one, my other-half was… Continue reading The Full-time Wife

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The F Word

It's been a while. Have you missed me? On second thoughts, don't answer that. For since we last met, I've become increasingly accustomed to using the F word. Whereas it's not a word I would use frivolously, I've grown to feel rather comfortable with the way it just rolls of the tongue in an incredibly gratifying way. And loaded… Continue reading The F Word

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Knowing is Believing

Sequel to "Trust me, I'm your Instinct" & "362 Day Resolve" https://apparentlythisisnormal.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/trust-me-im-your-instinct/ https://apparentlythisisnormal.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/362-day-resolve/ It wasn't difficult to win me over. In fact, it was only a matter of time before I'd submit. Yet again. Not content with my lot. A sucker for some sensation. Maybe it was the risky scent of danger that lingered after last time, or the addictive… Continue reading Knowing is Believing

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Trust me, I’m your Instinct

Decision making is not one of my talents. Big ones, small ones - you name it, resolute decisions are just not my bag. And when it comes to having to actually make them, I can usually be found perched on the fence, dithering between the varying shades of green on either side. Decisive I am not. For with… Continue reading Trust me, I’m your Instinct