Posts by KatieP

LIFE: A letter to women in abusive relationships – from a survivor of one, me

EVERY week in the UK two women are killed by a current or former male partner. Yesterday, I also discovered that around 30 women a DAY attempt suicide as a result of domestic violence. Chills your blood doesn’t it? As a woman who survived an abusive relationship in my late teens, I consider myself one of the lucky ones. But for the ones who aren’t so lucky at the moment,

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STYLE: Swimwear that won’t break the bank (but will make you feel like a million dollars)

*Sponsored post WITH holiday season fast approaching, one of the things you may be looking to purchase in the forthcoming weeks, is new swimwear. Now, I don’t know about you, but as I much as I love pretty things and fabulous fashion, I’ll be damned if I’m going to spend a fortune on a bikini or a swimsuit that I’ll probably only wear a couple of times on holiday if

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FRIDAY FIVE: Things I’ve learnt and loved this week

IT’S Friday! So it is of course time for another Friday Five! Is it me or are the weeks absolutely whizzing by at the moment?! Anyhow…for today’s post I am back with my second vlog! Yes folks, after the lovely reaction I received to my first ever vlog (if you missed it, you can catch me here talking about THE book that changed my life) I’ve been inspired to keep

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FRIDAY FIVE: What I learned from BritMums Live

I CAN’T help but find it ironic, that after attending my first blogging conference last weekend, I have been utterly rubbish at blogging this week. (This world works in funny ol’ ways doesn’t it?!) Anyhow, for those of you who may have missed all the excitement, last weekend saw me attend BritMums Live for the first time, kindly sponsored by the wonderful Yellow Mellon. (If you haven’t already, do check

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FRIDAY FIVE: Twitter accounts you need to follow

I’M posting this super quickly before I jump into a taxi and head off to catch my train to London for BritMums Live! To say I’m excited is a bit of an understatement (I’m so looking forward to meeting new people and catching up with old blogging friends!) and rest assured I will definitely be filling you in on all the juicy gossip when I return. Anyway, with this in

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Lessons from Elsie: When life knocks you down, you gotta get right back up again

IT feels almost ridiculous to be typing that my beautiful little girl will soon be turning two. But yet two she will indeed turn in just over a months’ time. Watching her develop into the spirited, inquisitive, clever, funny and all round wonderful girl that she is, has been and continues to be just a joy. Exhausting and difficult at times yes (toddlerdom is tricky!) but she really is just

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LIFE: Looking forward to BritMums Live!

WITH the last few weeks whizzing by in a New York minute, I can hardly believe that in mere days I will be attending my first blogging conference and meeting up with some lovely blogging pals at Brit Mums Live. As the UK’s largest blogging conference, it’s safe to say that I’ve wanted to attend for a couple of years now and so, when a very kind freelancing client of

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FRIDAY FIVE (KINDA): A Vlog about the book that changed my life

Now then, I am very nervous about this. Very nervous indeed. *takes a deep breath* Because for today’s post, I have decided to be daring and tackle a personal fear of mine by doing my very first Vlog! Eeek! After being inspired by the talented Zaz at Mama and More, I thought I’d get  to grips with something I’ve wanted to try out for ages and say hi to you all

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