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Date Night

When my Other Half pulls out a shirt from the dark, dusty depths of his Man Cupboard, I know I'm in for a rare treat. So rarely even caught sight of in fact, said shirt may as well be The Wedding Shirt for all the use it's had over the past 10 years. Reserved for… Continue reading Date Night

Choice · Friendship · mental health · Personal development · sacrifice · Working mum

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 Magic of Space

When your Mother buys you a book with 248 pages solely dedicated to transforming "your home into a permanently tidy, clutter-free space," and with the precursor, "You're probably not going to like this Dear," you know you're in trouble. Last year and crucially, last year, my Mother gifted Marie Kondo's "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying" to… Continue reading The Magic of Space

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Let’s talk about Mental Health

It's Mental Health Awareness week. So let's talk about mental health. The truth of the matter is that 1 in 6 adults experience mental health problems in the UK. So if you're not feeling it, then the likelihood is that someone close to you is. From fed-up, depression, anxiety and stress, to bipolar, schizophrenia, post traumatic… Continue reading Let’s talk about Mental Health

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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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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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Hot Heels

There's something about heels that makes a woman feel good. Whether or not we look good is an entirely different matter. However, the fact remains that tall heels, kitten heels, stiletto heels, cone heels, spool heels, chunky heels - whatever your preference, heels make us feel sh*t hot. For there's something about slipping into a pair of heels that instantly transforms a… Continue reading Hot Heels

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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 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