OddHogg

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I have had type 1 diabetes for 4 years now, and in that time I have heard some fairly ignorant comments. Some are innocent, some well meant and some just down right rude. I know that there are certain things that I would never say to someone with depression, cancer or other medical issues, and

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JHogg and I are nearly the end of the line with changes to our home. As I write this my new kitchen is being fitted. We have new floors, doors and skirtings to go in and then we can finally go home and make the most of it. The thing about having a new kitchen

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Summer is well and truly upon us, but now I’m a Mum things are a little different. It no longer means lazy afternoons in the beer garden, BBQs in the park and lying out in the sun. It’s more geared around paddling pools, suncream and trying to stay in the shade. Those days are surprisingly

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It’s been a while since I wrote one of these. While we have been staying with my parents they have taken control of most of the meals, which has been a welcome break for me! My mum doesn’t meal plan in quite the same way that I do, but she generally has a good idea

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Next week, Piglet will be 16 months old (don’t worry – in “real life” I just say he’s 1). He is at this amazing stage where he is changing every day and constantly learning something new. He has started saying words, using elements of sign and his movement is unrecognisable from where he was 5

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I’m going to be honest – I’m not actually sure I know how to write this post without making both my mother and I sound completely insane. I mean, we are pretty bonkers so I’m not even going to try and deny that part, but this may make us sound completely off our rockers. So

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Last week, in a Costco car park, I had a man come up to my car window to shout at me and call me names. The reason? I had shaken my head as I drove past them, as they had driven into the space that I had been patiently waiting for. Blocking my door so I

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It’s the 14th round up of Perfect and Proud, the instagram community run by myself, Sarah from Run Jump Scrap, Laura from Five Little Doves and Victoria from Mummy Times Two. There are over 7,500 pictures now and it is getting harder and harder to choose favourites every fortnight. The theme this week was babies

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The end of the school year brings excitement for so many. Thoughts of long summer days spent playing in paddling pools and eating ice lollies. For most kids the holidays seem long and like they will last for ever, but some are already thinking about what comes after them. Preparing to go back to school

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With Fathers Day just around the corner I was about to start to panic. We have been so busy recently with our house renovations, new car and a weekend away this weekend. I hadn’t even had a chance to think about what to get my Dad for Fathers Day – never mind what Piglet would