Welcome to #mamasmondays… Little People, Big Dreams,The BiB Awards & #thisis40

Welcome to  #mamamondays.  Here I try to include anything that is making us happy – and hopefully you too – even though it’s a Monday. And, I have to say it really is making me try to make the most of this often ‘depressing’ day It has been anything from what we’re doing or planning to what we’re eating, watching or reading. I’ve even included items I’m lusting after or buying and anything else that has been inspiring me to…

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This is 40! 40 things I’ve learnt at 40 *Part Two*

Well, next WEEK I turn 40 and I’ve been sharing a few thoughts about it here. I have a weekend away planned with my closest friends and all the kids (how times have changed?) – and we’ve having a 1970’s themed dinner party which I will be sharing on here soon too. Writing about it here is proving a great way to document my milestone birthday – and a way for me to process if life really does begin at…

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This is 40! 40 things I’ve learnt at 40 *Part One*

Well, next month I turn 40 – and I wanted to find a way to mark this milestone birthday. Yes, I could go and get a dramatic hair cut or splash out on some designer shoes. Book the holiday of a lifetime or finally throw away those scales.  I admit – all great ideas but really I wanted to mark it with something on here (you can also read about how I feel about turning 40 here) Something I could…

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This is 40! The Birthday Wish List – 40 gifts from £1.50 to Priceless

“What do you want for your birthday?”  “Can you give me a list of what you want for your BIG birthday?” “Any ideas for your birthday?” “Shall we just give you money for your birthday this year?” These are just some of the questions I have been asked over the last few weeks as my big 40th approaches.  The thing is – and I don’t want this to sound ungrateful – there is actually nothing I need…or really, really want. …

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This is 40! How I feel about turning 40 & who I’m sharing my birthday with this year…

Next month I turn 40. But, in all honestly I think I have been preparing myself for it since my 39th birthday. I think I’ve spent my whole 39th year saying “I’m nearly 40” or “I’m turning 40 next year” instead of enjoying the last year of my thirties. And, saying I’m am in fact 39. Not because I’m dreading it. Having a weird mid-life crisis. Or, worried about ageing. But, because I can’t really believe it. I mean I was 30 like minutes…

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