Let’s bash mums earning a living

That’s basically what this thread amounts to.    And to be honest, I am sick of it.    Sick of people having a dig at other people who are going about their lives, living it how they feel works for them, asking nothing of anybody else, only to find themselves being bashed and bullied by

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Kitchen cupboard hack

I don’t know what possessed me to attack our kitchen cupboards last weekend but something did.   I can’t even claim that I had bought a new labelling machine and had found a determination to use it because we have had it for years.  Saturday morning though and Mr B came downstairs to find the

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10 Incredibly Fun ways to raise money for charity

  If you want to raise money for a charity close to your heart, you want to do it in a way that’s going to get attention. Not only could this help you to raise more money personally, it could also help the charity to become more well known. Raising awareness for a charity you

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Dear Giles Coren

Dear Giles Coren I have just seen on social media that you recently reviewed a cafe near a beach on the south coast and whilst doing so ranted about “tattooed fatties day tripping from Plymouth”. Now I can’t work out if you actually mean that or if you said it as some kind of traffic

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The Waitrose Summer Festival

When my BFF asked if I fancied the Waitrose Festival as a venue for meeting up for a few hours on my birthday, well I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to spend a morning.   Just back from it earlier on today, and I wasn’t wrong. As you would expect, the Waitrose Summer

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The Amazon Dash is a game changer

You might not know what I am talking about when I say the Amazon Dash, so let me bring you up to speed. A while ago I wrote this: Genius or most stupid thing ever   about how much I loved the Amazon Dash Buttons.  In a nutshell, pre-programmed wifi enabled buttons that by pressing once

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The one about Paddington Bear

I was standing in a doorway, my mum on her hands and knees in the far corner of the walk in wardrobe.   There was a sizeable pile of assorted towels, sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases behind us on the bed.  Some cushions already gathered up off the bed and stuffed into a bin

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An afternoon cruise with Gin? Oh hello

  I have always said I would be suited to being a lady who lunches.  It seems like the perfect way to spend your days, doesn’t it?  A couple of weeks ago I had that very thought confirmed.  Right after I had spent a leisurely afternoon on board the Betsie Jane on the River Hamble,

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