REVIEW – Hook-A-Monster Crochet Class

A little while ago I decided that I was going to learn to crochet. I’d seen some tiny sloths online and fancied making some fuzzy faced, claw-handed little friends for myself. ‘How hard can it be?‘ I thought. Erm… hard. The first night I tried to crochet, I ended up with nothing but a large knot and pretty much launched my pointy hook across the room. I’d purchased a magazine that promised their “Christmas dog” pattern was for beginners. I’m not sure what kind of “beginner” they meant, but it was definitely not me!

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REVIEW – Bottleshot Brew Coffee

I admit I’m a fully fledged coffee addict. Nothing to hide here – I love my coffee. I don’t do too well if I’m not caffeinated and sometimes people joke that I should get my coffee via IV. So, when I was invited to try “Bottle Shot Brew”, I did not take much convincing that this would be for me.22711424_10159355261000580_425928437_n Continue reading

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Why I Posted #MeToo

Some of you may have seen the #MeToo movement on social media at the moment. In response to high profile sexual assault and harassment cases, women have been sharing their stories of when they have been sexually harasssed, assaulted or abused. It’s a way of bringing to the forefront just how much this happens.

Some have called it “attention seeking”, which says a lot about attitudes towards sexual assault, harassment and abuse. Some have gone on the defensive. Others have called people liars.

Here’s my story…

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Gender Schmender

The hot topic in the last couple of weeks has been UK department store John Lewis removing “gender” labelling from their children’s clothes. You can read about the announcement here. To my surprise, reactions online have been very much a mixed bag. something that I really did not believe was an issue has become the source of many an online fight.  Continue reading

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Guest Post – Egg Donation Part Two

Yesterday, you may have read the start of my friend Beccy’s journey to donate her eggs. Here is the second part of her adventure…

As always, descriptions of bodily functions ahead! Part one is HERE if you missed it!

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Guest Post – Egg Donation Part One

We love to talk about sperm donation here – after all that’s where our darling girl came from. But something people don’t talk about is egg donation – women donating their eggs altruistically to give another family a chance at a baby. My wonderful friend Beccy has recently been through the process and I asked her to share it with the me for the blog.

As always with these things, honest discussion of bodily functions ahead. You have been warned!

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99 Days Until Disney

Those of you who follow this blog will know that Amy and I love Disney! For as long as I can remember, the movies and the characters have had a very special place in my heart and in my childhood. I’ve seen the Little Mermaid and Aladdin more times than I’ve blinked in my life and my favourite songs to sing along to whilst cleaning are Disney ones.  Continue reading

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