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The Ordinary Moments #2

Last week was the first time I had joined up with Katie to take part in recording The Ordinary Moments of our week but I've decided to try and make it a regular thing. I've had a really lovely week this week, which I think is unusual for most people at...

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Same but Different?

Yesterday I took Izzy and Eve my identical twin girls to Chester Zoo (you can see my post about the day out over on Mini Travellers) but I wanted to take the time to record some things I noticed about them yesterday. These things do happen at other times, but yesterday...

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My Captured Moment – Cold Bears

This is week 53 of the fabulous link up My Captured Moment hosted by Heledd at Running in Lavender.  You can find it here. This is a photo of my gorgeous girls at the Ice Cream Farm today.   ...

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The Ordinary Moments #1

This is my first ever post linking up with Katie of MummyDaddyMe with #theordinarymoments. The idea of The Ordinary Moments is this: {the ordinary moments} ‘The simple things in life are often the sweetest.  While the fancy days out, weekends away or holidays are fun, it’s the ordinary moments I will miss when my...

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40 things to do before I’m 40

I had intended to write this post sometime next year, but whilst searching for an email this morning I found this list from January 2013. The email is to my husband and it is only the start. I had intended it to be 40 things to do before I'm 40...

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Sunday Stars

Welcome to Sunday Stars on the 20th December 2015.  As I'm sure you know by now Sunday Stars is a place for you to share your favourite old or new post each week.  This will be the last Sunday Stars this year and we will resume on Sunday 10th January...

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I Couldn’t Find Santa Last Night

Last night I dreamt that I couldn't find Santa and he didn't arrive on Christmas Eve with wrapped presents. I had a full on "couldn't sleep in the middle of the night at 3am" kind of dream about him. I mean it's ridiculous right. I've seen him at three different events...

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Feeling Grateful At Christingle

Yesterday was my first day of freedom from the 9-5 routine.  It started in a pretty standard way for me: hair drying a school jumper because we don't have a tumble drier and I'd forgotten to wash and dry them in time; trip to the tip to get rid of...

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Hot Yoga – What was I thinking??

Today I decided to try a new Mini Venture. I jokingly said to my husband when I decided to start working at home that I was going to become addicted to yoga and Jeremy Kyle.  Now neither have ever featured very heavily in my life so far to date and...

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Last Day in the Office

Tomorrow is my last day in the office. I’ve felt a little tearful and a little bit sad all week. Don’t get me wrong I’m excited about all that is to come and really looking forward to life not being as crazy, but I am also a little bit sad...

Sunday Stars

Welcome to Sunday Stars on the 6th December 2015. I haven't hosted Sunday Stars for a while as I just couldn't fit it in, but now my life is Changing from Lawyer to Blogger I may be more of a regular host but from this, my new blog, rather than...

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Christmas has changed and it isn’t the same!

I've always really really really loved Christmas and now it has changed! Up until recently my Mum still made me a stocking at Christmas and bought me an advent calendar.  I was like a very big kid well into my thirties (OK I still am really) I love singing Christmas carols, enjoy...

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Changing the Definition of All

A couple of weekends ago I spent a wonderful day in London at Mumsnet's Blogfest.  There have been some fantastic posts written about the day already. Some focusing on the fantastic talks, some on the inspirational sessions and some on the quite frankly amazing goody bags.  Unlike last year when I...

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Changing from Lawyer to Blogger..

Why the change. I can’t tell you any more than the usual working mother.  It is the standard complaint of the need for more of a work life balance.  As a relatively young 30 something, I expected life to change when I had a baby. I had no idea by...

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Venturing Out

When you google the word Venture you get the following:   Venture (verb) to undertake a risky or daring journey or course of action   Venture (noun) a risky or daring journey or undertaking   Venture (verb) to undertake a risky or daring journey or course of action   Venture (verb) she dared to do or say something...

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Our New Logo

This is our new logo and we like it a lot. The handwriting has grown up a little compared to Mini Travellers just like the focus of this blog, which will be more about me and my aspirations and ventures.  ...

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About Me

I  am a mother, wife, lawyer, board member, consultant, friend and blogger. With Mini Travellers I have been so lucky to have met so many wonderful people and had so many amazing experiences in the last 18 months. So in the constant strive for balance in my life I have left my day...