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My Fashion Fix For Summer 2015

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The last few weeks have heralded an absolute heatwave over here, and it’s safe to say that summer has well and truly arrived. Now the school holidays have started, we have six glorious and tiring weeks ahead before school-sanctioned autumn begins. The trouble with living in the UK is that the summer weather can be anything from torrential rain to stagnant, stinking, humid heat.  One minute it is flip flops and shorts and then the next pacca-macs and wellies!

With that in mind, here are my favourite fashion picks from this summer’s key trends.

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Birth is easy….parenting is fucking hard

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Let’s for a minute dispel the myth of perfect parenting.

Parenting bloggers to many seem to have a knack of catching and recording angelic parenting moments and we spend hours posting beautifully staged photos to Instagram and social media.  It can be very misleading.

The reality is giving birth to your child is easy, for the majority of us it goes smoothly.  The hard work truly starts afterwards when we begin parenting.

There are no manuals. There are proclaimed ‘parenting guides’ that give you well meaning advice psychological babble, but the start reality is PARENTING IS FUCKING HARD.

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Can owning a dog change your family?

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If you’d have posed the above question to me a week ago I would have said no.  As much as I love animals and miss my cats terribly since the divorce I wouldn’t have said that they made a difference to us as a family.

Ask me a week later and my answer has changed considerably to a huge resounding YES.  Why? Because for the last week I’ve been dog sitting the most adorable terrier for my boss at work and for one week there was so much laughter and fun in our house it was a different place to be in.

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How to Get the Best Deal When Buying a Car

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As a single parent there are certain tasks that fill me with dread.  These include dealing with spiders, cleaning up the freakishness that is wobbly teeth and buying a new car.  I changed my car at the start of the year and have to admit I found it incredibly daunting looking for a new car and selling my own.  Eventually I caved in and got my dad involved to help me negotiate a good deal on a car I had seen and help me get a good price for mine. The whole process went smoothly but I was glad of a helping hand.

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