Evergreen

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Type 1 diabetes is a hidden condition for most. You won’t see the affects on their body, the toll it takes both mentally and physically can be really draining. I am regularly told that I am a “good diabetic”. I’m congratulated on handling it well, taking the diagnosis in my stride and not letting it stop

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Hands up who’s been enjoying the sun!! We have been loving the recent weather and trying to get outside as much as possible. My garden isn’t great – it is shaded a lot and not in great condition as we’ve been prioritising the inside of the house. It means I suddenly find reasons to visit

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Part of our bedtime routine with Piglet is putting him into a sleeping bag. During the day he naps with a quilt, but a sleeping bag is the indicator that its time for the “big sleep” and that he is going to be in his cot for the night. It’s a system that works really

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When you wish upon a star Makes no difference who you are Anything your heart desires Will come to you – Pinocchio Last week JHogg and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary. It was just a couple of days after mothers day, so we celebrated the two together with a lunch in the hotel we

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Most of you will know that I am a stay at home home. I absolutely love it and am so glad I have this opportunity to be with Piglet while he is still so young. The problem with being at home, though, is our financial situation. We have had to adjust to one salary, and

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When you are expecting your first baby you are always warned about the unsolicited advice. Every man and his dog is on hand to tell you exactly what to do in every scenario, and will be adamant that their way is the BEST way. No exceptions. I was prepared for that, I knew to take

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For some reason, whenever I thought of Piglet’s 1st birthday I always thoughts of a wigwam or teepee. I don’t know if it’s because they seem to be in “fashion” at the moment, or that I wish I’d had one growing up, or just because I know his room is big enough to take it.

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Ah sleep. It’s something that most of us take for granted before we have kids. I remember the uni days where I would stay in bed all day if I wanted. I don’t recall ever really feeling tired or drained, I could sleep whenever I wanted. In the run up to my diagnosis with type

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At the weekend JHogg and I got to have one of those elusive date nights. I have been twitching to get out of the house and be just the two of us for quite a while. We have done it twice since Piglet was born, once in July last year as a belated anniversary break

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Believe it or not, I hate banana. I can’t stand it…. unless it’s in banana bread. For some reason that makes it all ok! I also like the idea that it is a kind of healthy cake…… or I like to pretend it is anyway. I have a recipe that uses honey instead of sugar to