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We whinge incessantly about our rubbish climate in this country, but when the universe pulls the stops out and gives us sun and a gentle breeze, there is nowhere else I’d rather be.

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Today, I am 45.

I can’t say I’m ecstatic about it. It’s a funny age … The “5”s always are – they’re half way to the next big decade birthday.

It’s been a funny old day, and I’ve been thinking a lot …

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That moment when you actually forgot you had another kid, he’s so good at flying belly-to-the-floor under the radar …

2010: I decide to take up vegetable gardening and discover I like photographing them as much as eating them

So what are the pros and cons of ditching the grains, lowering the carbs, and increasing the fat and protein? After a year and a half, they’ve become very apparent to me.

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I go out to work four days a week and have one day at home, just me and wee lass. People at work say to me “enjoy your day off tomorrow!” not understanding that the day AFTER tomorrow, I’ll be back to work for a rest …

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Fear of the unknown and why you shouldn’t indulge it – and how often what you fear is actually good for you

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Isn’t it ridiculous … Here I am, a grown woman who’s perfectly used to marching into work situations and handling total strangers with aplomb, letting nerves at meeting total strangers in a social capacity put her off doing something fun for so long?

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A hotch-potch of interesting links from my travels around the internet over the weekend.

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Magical mystery tour or highway to hell? I missed out something so blindingly obvious, something adults don’t even THINK of, it’s so obvious to us.

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Got my judgy pants on today. And I’m not apologising.

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A hotch-potch of interesting links from my travels around the internet over the weekend.

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Life without a smartphone – my enforced break from the madding crowd and how I actually worked out a percentage in my head and looked up a paper dictionary

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Big lad’s first piping competition – it was so good I thought I’d combust from pride. He really couldn’t have done any better, so here’s hoping it’s the first of many!

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A hotch-potch of interesting links from my travels around the internet over the weekend.

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Random musing of the morning. How do writers who sweat blood and tears seeing their magnum opus get on the best seller list feel when a few years down the line see it in Tesco’s bargain bin for 99p?

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