Weekend Rewind | Have you met my mates?


Hello! Busy week? They're all a bit nuts this time of year, aren't they? I try not to think about it too much, otherwise my left eye starts twitching. So, the big news from me this week is that I'm going to be taking a hiatus from this here #weekendrewind for a while. I'm just not getting time to visit my precious reading list and it's making me ...

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Weekend Rewind | Up, up, up we go!


It's official - Mumtastic has launched and we are flying. It's been an amazing ride so far and I can't wait to meet you all over in the supportive, happy, friendly space we have created. If you haven't already, please like our new Facebook page so you can pop in when things take your fancy. Hooray! As you can imagine, it's been a big few weeks ...

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Weekend Rewind | Preparing for launch

Earlier this week I accidentally outted my new job on Nic Avery's blog. Nic was interviewing me about being a full time WFH mum and I mentioned where I work. Fact is, Mumtastic - the awesome new website I'm editing - doesn't 'officially' launch until next week. Ah well. You read it here first! Or at Nic's first... either way, I am a very proud and ...

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Weekend Rewind | Few words

Happiness to you and yours

I have very few words in me tonight, but I wanted to thank everyone for your support through a very trying week. I was in hospital for five days, which seemed like a very, very, very, very, very long time. Yes, there are benefits from forced rest and hours open to contemplation. But, no, there are very few benefits to being in agonising pain and a ...

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Weekend Rewind | Retail therapy

Retail therapy

I got my first paycheck from my new job early this week. I'd forgotten how nice a fat wad of cash in my bank account all at once could feel. I've been so used to seeing the drip, drip, drip of many invoices wafting in. Incidentally, it's killing me that I can't tell you what my job is yet, but I can't.  Soon. Anyway, paycheck checked so I did a ...

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Weekend Rewind | Complete

Finish what you start

Having not mentioned it all year, I wouldn't expect anyone to remember that my 'one word' for the year was COMPLETE. I mean, I'm barely managing to remember it myself. One of the key things I've been doing to overcome my procrastinaty ways and just get the job done, is embarking on small 21 day challenges throughout the year. This has been ...

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Weekend Rewind | School holiday blues

Medieval Badoo

We are almost half-way through the school hols already and I don't know how I feel about it. It's been a bit of a struggle to readjust to being a working mum and billeting out the children  to make the holidays work. Holidays are not happy times for working mums. Unless we happen to be on hols as well. Otherwise it's just a bit sad. So, the ...

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Weekend Rewind | Fresh new faces

Make your own road

Yippee! This week we are welcoming Zoe from A Quirky Bird as our new guest host for the #weekendrewind. You might have met Zoe when she guest hosted with us a little while ago. Or you might be lucky enough to know her from her clever blog. I love Zoe's spin on the world ("quirky" is something I always wanted to be but didn't quite achieve) and, you ...

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Weekend Rewind | Forget about it


I think I may have (particularly) early onset dementia. I can't remember a darn thing, ever. I lost my nice iPhone7 (are we up to 7? I can never remember), because I absentmindedly put it down somewhere and walked away. I put things down all the time and turn my back and then it's like they never existed. I was wracking my wrecked brain the ...

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Weekend Rewind | Stubborn

The Burrows

It's been a hectic couple of weeks, mainly because I refuse to acknowledge that I can't be a SAHM and a working mum at the same time. It's always been a bit like that, but with a new full-time job to learn, my head is well and truly spinning right now. The good news is that I've spent years composing a rhythm around our family life. Routines ...

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