yogaI don’t know what I was thinking, except of course that November would never arrive and I’d continue to live without pressure or deadlines or achievement.

That’s not to say posting a mediocre yoga picture is an achievement, but two out of three ain’t bad.

And so I signed up for a November yoga challenge on Instagram.

I did yesterday’s pose, Continue reading

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An Accidental Holiday

TIPPThat’s where I’ve been. If you can call motherhood a holiday and replace accidental with “dazed and confused by”.

Although we did also go on holiday. Multiple long weekends away actually for full disclosure’s sake. All that packing and planning of course wasn’t conducive to my blogging, but I’ll take the hit on that one.

Alas I am finally back, in spirit and a small amount of sanity. I’ve been blogging to you Continue reading

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I’ve Been Uh…

CAULIFLOWER CHEESEMy name is Sarah and I’m addicted to cauliflower cheese. And books.

Bossyboots is gone for his nap and when faced with this time to myself, I thought, I really should write a blog post. I haven’t blogged in two weeks. I wondered who I could blame for this. Then I wondered if I should actually grab my Kindle, lie down and download another book by Jojo Moyes.

There you go. That’s the first person I can Continue reading

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And Then All At Once

HEADSTANDSometimes we try and try and try and try. We give our focus, energy, attention and time to a certain project. But what do we get in return? Nothing!

Or so it feels.

But sometimes things happen “slowly, and then all at once,” to use John Green’s poetic likening of falling in love to falling asleep from his best-selling novel The Fault In Our Stars. Continue reading

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The Things We Say

PLAYGROUNDThe areas of Social Psychology and Discursive Psychology analyse communication and interaction within the social setting; an established environment, a specific culture. One aspect of this study looks at history, and the power of that which came before us in determining the assumptions and beliefs we hold today. One example provided within this theoretical framework is sayings, and how they are repeated and passed down, possibly through many generations. Continue reading

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Pineapple: Clear Skin, Tasty Snack

CLEAR SKIN PINEAPPLEEr…that’s it really…

But I suppose if I’m going to call myself a blogger (though right now I’m leaning more heavily towards a “Chocolate Taster” title), I will go ahead and expand on the situation for your mind-boggling-amount-of-internet-information pleasure.

Word on the Google street is that pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain which is great for skin, beauty, well-being and Continue reading

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So You’re Saying That’s A Bad Thing!?

30 ROCKI’ve recently discovered 30 Rock and I LOVE IT. So much so, that I have to SHOUT about how much I LOVE IT.


Anyway. I started watching it because I read Tina Fey’s Bossypants – thank you internet decluttering – which, of course, I also loved.

Now I know I’m extremely late to the party – I think it started in 2005. 2005! (That one’s Continue reading

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Toddlers: Sorting Out The Mess

TODDLER MESSMy eleven and a half month old must find it so frustrating, having to follow me around, undoing all the tidying I’m doing and recreating his previous mess.

Just earlier he barged into the bathroom where I was, repeatedly banging the door open, despite there being a stopper that hasn’t moved, and therefore the door has never opened further. Nor has it ever stayed open without the door wedge, until his iron little fingers tear it out for his chewing Continue reading

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Do What You Love

LOVE YOUR WORKProbably most, if not all of us, have heard the saying, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

But aside from the question of how to make that happen, lies a much bigger, often far more difficult question.

“What do I love doing?”

Who the hell knows? I know I don’t love office tedium, or stupid bosses, or draughty Continue reading

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The Lazy Man’s Guide To Spinach & Feta Pie

SPINACH & FETA PIENote: Women can of course make this too. In fact, I made it myself last night. It’s just usually preferable to have your man / toddler / passing Jehovah’s Witness do it for you instead, while you put your feet up with a cuppa and some antioxidant-packed dark chocolate. (“I’m only eating it for the antioxidants,” you can then yell at their raised eyebrow, hauling yourself up to slam the door in their face before tucking your feet under you with the telly remote. This sustenance should allow you to take a Continue reading

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