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  Twas the night before Christmas… when I had a baby

Twas the night before Christmas… when I had a baby

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Twas the night before Christmas, when all was still, except for… the fact I was in labour in Milton Keynes General Hospital. After rolling over in bed on the morning of Christmas Eve, I didn't feel excitement that Santa was coming that night. What I did feel was my waters break. I was 38 weeks and five days pregnant – and this is exactly the point when I had my daughter

  I was hacked

I was hacked

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Feckety feck. I’ve FINALLY gotten around to writing a blog post – my first in the best part of a year – only to find out my website has been hacked. And I have no idea how long for! Note to self: even if not blogging regularly, check your website! So, while my magnificent husband has managed to reclaim my site from the gremiins, I’ve lost a couple of posts. Quite

On the bottle: why breast wasn’t best for us

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Another post I lost due to evil hackers, so here it is again, being posted around eight months after I wrote it... Warning: This blog post is long, and mentions the word “boob” a lot . When a baby pukes up blood from your shredded nipples, opinions start forming. Here they are… I’ll start from the beginning. I’d always said I’d give breastfeeding a go – it’s free, after all, and supposed

  One snowy day in January…

One snowy day in January…

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Okay, so my blog was hacked and, as a result, I've lost a couple of posts. Namely, the story of the birth of my daughter in January 2013, and one a couple of months later about my breastfeeding hell. I've lost comments too, boo it, and I had LOADS on the latter post. But hey, it could be worse, I could have lost my nipples (and very nearly did). Here's my

  Don’t you just hate ignored blogs? Erm…

Don’t you just hate ignored blogs? Erm…

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Don't you just hate it when you pop over to a blog and find no one's posted for an age? *looks at own blog and hangs head in shame* I hate neglected blogs, especially when previous content has been good (making no assumptions about my own

  Loving that frugal feeling

Loving that frugal feeling

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I love the word thrifty and am a big fan of Mrs Thrifty’s blog: she offers top tips on saving money and spending wisely. This is not something, until recently, that hubby and I have been good at. We’ve always chosen the quick/easy/lazy option and that often means waste and expense. Take, for example, the amount of food we throw away because it rots before we get around to eating it.