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So here’s the thing. I’ve decided to give up booze. If you know me I’ll give you a moment to pick yourself up off the floor and re-read that sentence. Yep, you read it right. I’m quitting drinking alcohol. And no this isn’t a knee jerk ‘never again’ moment, it’s something I’ve given a huge […]

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Stuffing Stockings with @Smiggle_

At the time of writing this, there is just one last shopping weekend prior to Christmas, and thanks to my abundant use of annual leave in the Spring lockdown, I have just one day off work before Christmas eve.

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Motherhood and alcohol; what went wrong?

It’s been twenty months since I pulled the plug on alcohol and that was something I never thought I would say. Yet still, I have so much to reflect on, to look back on and answer the inevitable question that crops up time and time again… why did I feel I needed to quit drinking […]

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9 things about #running I wish I knew when I started

If you think that smug running types don’t get it when you explain that you just ‘can’t run’, you’re very wrong. I was that person; embarrassed to run in daylight hours, utterly fearful of being seen, clueless and definitely sports bra-less.

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Thinking about cutting down on drinking or giving up alcohol for good?

It’s true to say that the standard reaction to my 180 turn around on booze is that of shock and horror, but at almost a year in to making the life changing decision to quit drinking completely, there have been plenty of folk whose ears have pricked up in curiosity.

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5 things I never thought I’d hear myself say #SoberLiving

When I made a passing comment last week about considering going vegetarian, the look on Dad Muddling Through’s face said it all. I get it though, I do, because over the last half a year, he must wonder who this person stood before him is, and what the hell happened to his wife.

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#CoolMumClub Linky Week 111

Hellooooo…Is there anybody out there? We are back guys! And tentatively stepping back into the #CoolMumClub community hoping some of you are still hanging around to come and link up. All bloggers are welcome – old and new, and this little community is a place you can share and read a selection of some of […]

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#HideTheBags Supporting small businesses this Christmas

It’s all too convenient these days to pick up your Christmas shopping from the giants – the mega toy stores, the supermarkets during your grocery shop and the online retailers offering sales and bulk delivery services. 

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#MumsThatRun: 5 reasons to get running

With the Olympics in full swing, there is no better time to embrace sport. As a busy Mum, it’s not exactly easy to commit seriously to making the next Olympics, or take up a 5 session a week training programme, or invest in a new hobby of sailing. But watching the athletic greats of team […]

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Becoming a sober Mum

It’s been a while since I reflected on how life is going alcohol free, since I packed in the bad habits almost three years ago in the late summer of 2018.

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