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5 Things To Do When You’re Feeling A Bit Blue

Meh to Mondays hey, nobody likes them, am I right?..and after a wonderful weekend away to celebrate Mother's Day, this post-weekend slump has hit me harder than usual. Weep.
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Win £100 John Lewis Gift Card

John Lewis is everything here, from home decor to kids' clothes and beauty, it really is my favourite department store in the world. Housing my go-to brands on every single floor, I feel like I've been waiti...
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My Happy Places Online

There's a lot of, 'Turn off the internet, it's bad for you' warnings circulating and yes, whilst you need time out from your laptop, particularly pre-bedtime for the best chance of a restful night's sleep, the world wide web for the most part, is a force for good, if you ask me.
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South African Energy Bowl

This bowl of good-for-you ingredients is utterly perfect for an energy-boosting breakfast, light lunch or even sharing snack, with chunks of South African Packham or William Pears and Pink Lady Apples,with cooked quinoa, avocado, chunks of Red Leicester cheese and a few whole almonds for those who can eat them (nuts hate me but this a fave flavour combo of my husband's).
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Brilliant Blog Posts Linky 23rd March 2017

Hi all, what a sad day it's been for London, and the world. It's so hard to know how to express the sadness, particularly to my kids. I want them to inherit a safe world.
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My Top 5 Writing Tips

I was a multi-award winning screenwriter and director pre blogging and vlogging (winning awards at film festivals internationally, Ch 4 and more) and I'm now writing my first book Mumboss for Piatkus/Little Brown under the Hachette umbrella.
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Fluffy Gluten-Free American Pancakes

As it's pancake day I'm re-sharing this classic post featuring my fluffy gluten-free Aemrican pancakes. Little pancakey clouds we like to call them in this house! OK I like to call them that!
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Being Honest: A Traumatic Birth

My eldest son Oliver is now 5, he will be 6 in January, my beautiful bambi eyed firstborn son, a boy that, if I'm honest, I only got to properly enjoy when he turned 10 months.
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Apple of Your Eye Pie

The definitive recipe for the perfect apple pie - just like your mama used to make - with scrumptious South African Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples for a fabulous flavour combo!