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Real Life: It’s a Peloton-ic!

It was during the quarantine that I was concerned with the impending 2nd wave of Covid19, and potential lockdowns, during the inclement, dark winter months, the likelihood of me turning into Jabba the Hut was nigh on inevitable.

Real Life: Homeschooling can do one!

WARNING! This blog is very sweary. Don’t read it if you don’t like swearing. This blog is dedicated to all the parents who hate homeschooling and all the parents who are feeling incarcerated by enforced domesticity. I’ve heard that commissioning …

Real Life: Can all the virtue signallers please calm down!

The Covid19 pandemic has dramatically changed the world we live in. It represents to many a complete feeling of lack of control of everything and everyone. Of course, one of the strangest advantages of having supported Hagar’s military career for …

Real Life: CoronaGeddon – How are you coping?

This crisis isn’t the worst crisis I have encountered in my life. I was already in isolation from some of my family. I had already lost many of my friends. I have already faced financial ruin.

#WomenProtectYourIncome The Real Cost of Female Selflessness

 The Real Cost of Female Selflessness   Working women, especially mothers, are busy people spinning many plates at once – professional work, domestic work at home, child care and perhaps also caring for elderly parents.  If one of these financially critical plates …

Writer: Sneak Preview of My Next Book ‘Looking For Mr Rabbit’

The publishing world of words can feel like a sausage machine. Writers quietly steel themselves away and pen tomes, reveal them to the world, readers devour them or ignore them unaware of the years of toil that has been invested …

Real Life: Back To Afghanistan In 2017

“It’s been awhile since Hagar’s been deployed on ops, and as I prepare for it’s coming I think back to the challenges we have previously faced.” I wrote this on May 25th 2010 in my blog post Hagar’s Fantasy Family. …

Real life: Macnaughty’s Manifesto – Vote For Me

I am devastated by the Referendum. It consumes me. I am ranting on Facebook, but like any bad drug, it’s not helping and instead, making the despair worse. I am getting stuck into conversations with people who are impolite and …

Real Life: Back in Business

The life of a freelancer is peaks and troughs and despite living in The Shire for around 5 years it has taken me a long time to find my footing amongst the local business community. I think partly because I …

Real Life: Shocked To Discover My Parent Blog In The Hands of Convicted Pedophile

Two weeks ago my blog went offline. I called the guy who was looking after my hosting and I didn’t hear back from him. I had noticed that he was no longer on Facebook but didn’t think much about it …

Real Life: Tips For Supporting Your Kids During Military Away Time

A life connected to the military means a lot of time away for the serving partner. This is just the reality of life and to be honest I am used to it. Jules over at The Giggles Family has put …

Parenting: Didn’t Breastfeed? Broccoli Is The Ultimate Maternal Compensator

Did you not breastfeed your baby? According to new cock womble research, breastfed babies are more likely to turn into well-educated and higer-earning adults according to a long-term study in Brazil. ” Our study provides the first evidence that prolonged …

Real Life: Self Discovery?

Do you know who are you? Are you on a journey of self discovery?   I am preparing to immerse myself in an edit. Sarah Westcott from the Addendum Agency has come back to me with notes on how to …

Real Life: Strong women love ’em or hate ’em?

Writing this blog today feels like an indulgent luxury. I have been so f*cking busy that I haven’t had time to blog in that just chewing the fat, this is what is going down in my hood kinda way. Finally, I …

Why Renovating Your Home Could Be Better Than Moving

to both options. The reasons for choosing one over the other are deeply personal and shouldn’t be influenced by anything else other than your living requirements.

How You Can Support Local and Independent Businesses

Local businesses serve as the foundation of our communities and the economy as a whole and thanks to the pandemic, many of them have been hit hard. Here we look at some of the ways that you can support local and independent businesses.

Small Changes That Will Transform Your Home

We often spend a great deal of time thinking about home improvements and dreaming about the changes we’d make if we had the time (and money) to put them into action. However, more often than not, these ideas stay ideas and are not brought to fruition – despite the fact that many home improvements are easier to carry out or organize than you’d think. 

How to Help Your Child Achieve Better Grades in School

Your child’s grades are the most important indicator of how they are doing in school. An A or B on a report card is usually good news, but what about the Cs and Ds? The problem with low marks in school can be discouraging for both your child and you as a parent

Keeping Your Garden Free From The Pests You Hate

Everyone knows that biodiversity is important in the modern world. There are countless creatures found across the globe, and many of them are crucial to the way that the planet works. Of course, though, having creatures invading your personal space is never nice, and this is something that most people will want to avoid.