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Ahh another year has passed and I’m another year older. As with the past few birthdays, I like to use this time to reflect, so here’s 26 changes and lessons from this last year… Family I made the move to Manchester with the mister which meant no more long distance. We turned Little O’s new…

Pizza & Prosecco Fest

So I have a little addiction that I need to tell you about… I’m obsessed with pizza. Most of the time I like to keep this dough-y, cheesy affliction to myself, but last weekend I managed to convince H from work that an afternoon of prosecco drinking and pizza munching was exactly what she needed!…

A Love Letter to Leeds

Oh Leeds, you little beauty. The move to Leeds city centre was always going to be an emotional one. My life had been turned upside down pretty much overnight, and after an emotional Christmas and New Year (think Bridget Jones 1), I was ready for my new start and you were raring to go, palms…

Long Distance Relationships

Long distance relationships get a bit of a hard time. Yes, those days when the sun is out and you fancy a spontaneous beer in the sunshine with the one you love are impossible, and yes, you do miss them like mad but there’s some really great things about being in an LDR… Solitude is…

In Defence of Kids Getting Older

These two piglets are still toddlers in my mind. I’ve not quite accepted that one of them is on his path to deciding his GCSE and A-Levels, and the other has one year of primary school left. It’s all a bit mind boggling. However, there’s definitely a lot to be said for kids getting older….

Corsica Photo Diary

I’d never heard of Corsica either. My parents wanted us to join them on the family holiday but as there was so many of us working in the group, it was proving challenging to find somewhere until a month or so before we were due to go away, the text from dad arrived. Corsica was…

An RnR kind of Weekend

This weekend has been the loveliest. It was Col’s birthday so I got us a room at The Palace Hotel in Manchester. When I lived in Manchester a few years ago, The Palace Hotel had always been a bit shabby, but it’s had some extensive renovations of late and is so beautiful now! You can…

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2015 Year of Re-Discovery

2015. Even just attempting to sum up the year in one post is proving incredibly difficult but it’s probably best started in this way: 2015 was a topsy turvy, insidey outy type of year. After coming to the end of my long term relationship, I was faced with lots of change. A new place to…

10 Reasons Why Living Alone Is Awesome

If you’d have asked me this time last year how I’d feel about living on my own, I would have curled up into a ball and rocked in a corner for a bit. As an only child for most of my childhood, I actually quite enjoy my own company, but living on my own sounded…

Possibilitarian

Life is a challenge. On a daily basis I’m faced with some many factors that challenge my positivity, some days its my own mind that I struggle to stay chipper with. However, the other day I came across the quote above. It hit a nerve. So many people comment on my general mood; friends, work…

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