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You, to me, are everything 

Last week we completed a daft Facebook questionnaire where I had to ask Tom, my fiancé and partner of nine years, to answer a series of questions about me as honestly as possible. 608 more words


KABOOM! (Our first lovebombing experience...❤️)

According to Oliver James, PhD, ‘Lovebombing’ is a way to “reset your child’s emotional thermostat” by showering them with your undivided love, affection and time. It’s the complete opposite to a timeout and can take place wherever you like, for as long as you like. 511 more words



A year ago today, I posted on Facebook wishing I could bottle the scent of a newborn. I had one at the time and was absolutely besotted. 540 more words


Big Pharma and Speed Dating

Everyone wants it, craves it, needs it. We all have that look in our eyes, desperation. We will do anything to get it as the signs of withdrawal are already rearing their ugly heads; depression, tears, regret. 985 more words

Living Abroad

With the month of October fast approaching, as a buy-nothing-new-month “celebrated” in other countries too, when I saw this post on my timeline this morning, I remembered that I saw some Repair Cafés in Germany recently.

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Nase voll! /Being fed up!

Es glaubt einem ja meistens keiner, weil die Kinder immer so Vorzeigekinder sind, wenn wir woanders sind. Aber es ist echt anstrengend gerade. Eigentlich nicht nur jetzt, sondern schon seit einem Dreivierteljahr. 258 more words


Mind The Gap

Last week I read an article which posed the question to it’s readers: “What’s the perfect age gap between siblings?” Thankfully, common sense prevailed and most people commented how ‘the perfect age gap’ was, in fact, totally subjective and also – more importantly – often something way beyond our control. 584 more words