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Puttery Treats For A Lovely New Day

* Use a vintage casserole or old lidded chamber pot as a counter top kitchen composter... * Place a sprig of basil on the ledge of your front door to bring you good luck. * Order a book from Persephone. If you are yet to discover this gorgeous publishing company, start with The HomeMaker and be careful to set aside an entire lovely day to devour it. * Sew precious vintage buttons in rows upon a sumptuous piece of velvet and store rolled up in your sewing box so you never again have to go rooting for them. You can also do the same thing with earrings... * Bake c[...]

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Time Out

As you can see from the picture above I'm going bonkers. This isn't a new state of affairs but some weeks are worse than others in the bonker stakes. My Dad says that like him, if I can't be a good example I am going to have to be a terrible warning. And so in an effort to gather my thoughts, service my car and finally get around to  remembering that I am first and foremost a Mommy with a house and child incapable of looking themselves, I have awarded myself a week away from my ongoing addictive urge to spill every ridiculous thought I ever have onto virtu[...]

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Gone Fishing

  Flowers, flowers, and ooh look more flowers! Two bouquets and a tiny heartfelt bunch wrapped in foil. If I'd known being dumped was going to be this much fun I'd have volunteered for it sooner... Day four in Heartbreak House. After twenty four hours of solid stupid sobbing egged on by PMT from hell, I finally gave it up as a bad job. Let's face it, worse things happen at sea and rumour has it there are plenty more fish in it too. (Yey!!) But while the day I dare go fishing again is, ooooh, at least two weeks off yet, there is only so much moping around a[...]

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Puttery Treats For A Lovely New Day

* Use a vintage casserole or old lidded chamber pot as a counter top kitchen composter... * Place a sprig of basil on the ledge of your front door to bring you good luck. * Order a book from Persephone. If you are yet to discover this gorgeous publishing company, start with The HomeMaker and be careful to set aside an entire lovely day to devour it. * Sew precious vintage buttons in rows upon a sumptuous piece of velvet and store rolled up in your sewing box so you never again have to go rooting for them. You can also do the same thing with earrings... * Ba[...]

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Sex and the Single Mummy

    You sense it even before you open your eyes. A niggling feeling that someone is unpicking the seams of your pretty little world. In the night you seem to have climbed inside the duvet like a sleeping bag, the summer weight quilt tangled between your legs and goose pimples sprinkled across your stomach like chicken pox. For a moment you lie stock -still waiting to hear the sixth sense shuffle of your babba waking up with you and then you remember that he is with his Dad and this morning it is just you again. But it is too early to get up so you lie wi[...]