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Hi, I'm Vicki and I'm 20ish weeks into my millionth attempt at slimming world

A little bit about me, I am 34, married, have 1 son, 1 temporarily adopted dog and 1 cat.

I have wanted to lose weight since I was 22 and every attempt has left me heavier than the last. 117 more words


Can't stop thinking about food!

Today didn’t start as planned, I had meant to get up at 6 to have time to have breakfast, nope, my duvet was far to snuggly. 159 more words

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Only ice cream can bring about world peace

After recently saving the Church of England from declining into oblivion with an ingenious idea involving clergy and stickers, I thought I might try to solve an even greater problem than increasing Anglican attendances. 724 more words

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The New Day: it's called a newspaper - so, where's the news?

Earlier on this week, a new ‘standalone’ national newspaper was launched, the first, it is claimed, in thirty years. The title is called ‘The New Day’, and despite the fact that it sounds like a religious group’s newsletter, its aim is to attract people who have stopped buying newspapers by giving a brief rundown of the day’s news in an easily and quickly digestible format. 788 more words

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Vintage Summer Deer Apron

Following on from the success of the Winter Deer Apron I made *ahem* in 2013 (which you can read all about here),

it was obvious to me to have a go at a summer version, ideally in pretty pink and again using a vintage style deer in the applique.   367 more words

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Sticky Bishops: the only way to save the Church of England

Recently, the BBC published a survey stating that almost two-thirds of those running England’s Anglican cathedrals are concerned about their finances. This follows hot on the heels of the Church of England publishing their… 901 more words

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10 Ways to be an Amazing Friend to Chronically Ill People

Chronic Illness Friendships:

Source: 10 Ways to be an Amazing Friend to Chronically Ill People

So very true, friends move on with their busy lives and I’m here, 40 years old and I’m lucky if I get a conversation out of my very tired hubby once a day! 161 more words

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