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2014 taught me…

TO believe in my OWN magic. Really it has. I was thinking how best to sum up this year and I struggled for a while. It’s been a real mixed bags of tricks for me on the personal front – some highs, some lows. But on a professional level, this year has been one of my best. If not the best to date. 2014 has been quite something from a

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SPONSORED POST: Christmas only works if you believe in the magic

ON SATURDAY I went out for a festive afternoon tea in my pyjamas. Yep really. They were leopard print and really rather fetching as pj’s go. Naturally I wore them with super heels (the slippers stayed at home on this occasion) and accessorised them to the max. Well it is Christmas after all right? Anyway, it was a pretty special gathering. There was delicious food, the best Christmas cakes I’ve

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Forget Santa, it’s tough being a Mum at Christmas…

I HAVE around forty Christmas cards to write this weekend for Elsie’s nursery friends. It’s tough being a Mum at Christmas. I have presents to buy, too many gifts to wrap, a stocking to fill and traditions to uphold. I have songs to sing, Christmas decorating still to do and a great big Turkey dinner to cook. I have presents to drop off, I have tidying to do, I have

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Pouting In Heels is now an award winning blog! (And a thank you) x

SEE this pic here? I was sent that yesterday because after 2 and a half years of blogging, I’ve only gone and won my first ever blogging award! (And it’s safe to say I am beyond thrilled!) Yep, the lovely expert people at The Blogger’s Lounge chose me as one of their five finalists in the parenting blog of the year category and you my wonderful, scrumptious readers voted for

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ALL ABOUT YOU – SEEING THE TRUTH

  THIS time of year makes me incredibly reflective. Over the last few days I’ve been thinking a lot about this year, what’s happened – the good and not so good – as I’ve tried to figure out the major lessons I’ve learnt this year. 2014 has been a mixed bag if I’m honest (and yes, I know the year isn’t over yet!). There have been many blessings and some

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We’re failing new mums and it’s not good enough

THERE has only been one occasion in my life (thankfully) when I actually feared for my sanity. One occasion when I literally felt like I was going insane. When I felt like I was going ‘out of my mind’. When I knew that I wasn’t thinking like me, but yet couldn’t rid myself of the horrible, irrational and frightening thoughts and emotions that had taken over my mind and body.

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How to make the easiest Christmas wreath in the WORLD

WE’RE a few days into December and there’s no doubt about it, I am feeling festive folks! Once my birthday is done and dusted at the end of November, my mind immediately switches to the thought of Christmas and this year with Elsie being that bit older (she’ll be just under 2 and a half on Christmas Day) I think it’s safe to say I’m pretty excited! I can’t wait

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Trying to remain positive when I feel like s**t

I WOKE up this morning in a foul mood. Like a really foul mood. Also, I’m feeling rubbish. Germs have hit the Portman household which means we’re all under the weather and I have a very grotty, snotty and grumpy toddler on my hands. Oh goodie. So I wasn’t very happy this morning. No sirree. But then I sat down, drank my morning cup of tea and read this post

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