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    Oscar Snapshot – Where we are at 16 weeks

    I can’t quite believe that Oscar is four months old. FOUR MONTHS. Where the hell as that time gone? It seems like he’s always been here now, despite still not being outside for half of the time he was inside. A lot has changed since we first brought him home, yet at the same time …

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    Ranty Friday – No I am Not Depressed

    After having Oscar I didn’t leave the house properly for weeks – I’m not sure that most people would find that surprising. Not only is there the c-section recovery to deal with but there’s also a new tiny life who spends 99.9% of their time screaming while I spend 99.8% of the time not knowing …

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    Win Tickets to The Baby Show – at the NEC Birmingham 2015

    One thing I wish I’d done more of when I was pregnant was get more exercise… Na, just kidding. I wish I’d scored more freebies! I was crap at collecting my Bounty packs and didn’t bother going to any baby events which I massively regret now. Baby shows are great for checking out all the must …

Food & Recipes

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    Protein in Pregnancy – Are you Getting Enough?

    Something I have been really struggling to get into my system with this pregnancy is protein. It’s something that I usually struggle to get in to my diet anyway due to Mr Scissors being a vegetarian (and a fussy one at that) but whilst I’ve been pregnant especially the last thing I have wanted to …

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    Homemade Booze – Blackberry Vodka, Sloe Gin, Strawberry Bon Bon Vodka

    Please forgive me dear readers for I am about to get a bit Christmassy on your asses! I used to struggle each year with what to get for our extended family. Between me and the boy we have lots of brothers and sisters and aunts and uncles to sort presents for and it gets both …

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    Tête-à-Tête at Terre à Terre – Brighton Restaurant Review

    I was going to add this at the end of my Wittering post yesterday but I decided that it was so mind-blowingly incredible that it deserved it’s own post entirely. We were hoping to have a meal out with the in-laws on Monday evening in Wittering before we headed home. Unfortunately most of the pubs …

Gaming, Technology & Geekery

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    And so to bed we go… with a Gro-hush!

    Pre-pregnancy I was a total gadget and tech nut. Modern technology never fails to amaze and delight me (and occasionally scare me too!) It came as no surprise then that one of the things I became a little obsessed with is all of the spangly pregnancy and baby gadgets on offer. I know from my …

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    Are We Alone? The Search for Extraterrestrial Life (An essay)

    *ARE WE ALONE ALIEN NERD SIREN* Are we alone? Yup that’s right, this post is going to be two things: Hugely nerdy in a spacey-wacey, timey-wimey kinda way Very long. Like really long. If you are really into reading University Physics essays then grab a cuppa and a bit of cake and pull up a …

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    Lewes Bonfire Celebrations – What It’s REALLY About

    Remember, remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason, why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot. Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, guy, t’was his intent To blow up the king and the parliament. Three score barrels of powder below Poor old England to overthrow; By God’s providence he was catch’d he …

Photography & Creative

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    38 Week Pregnancy Photographs – Just a Little Bit Soppy

    Something you will rarely see is a sensible photograph of me. I am the least photogenic person of everyone I have never known and this translates into me NEVER letting people point a camera at me. My OH is also the least “couply” man in the world and doesn’t even like me posting photo’s of …

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    Singleton Christmas Fair in Pictures

    I’ve been total pants at blogging lately. To be honest I’ve been a bit of a miserable bitch, but I won’t bore you with the details. So at the weekend I decided it was time for some cheering up. As you may know from my Bentley Woodfair posts (here & here) I love a good …

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    Seaside Sparkles – Eastbourne Fireworks in Images

    I love Fireworks. Really. I REALLY love Fireworks. As soon as the first leaves start to drop, I get a bit twitchy. At some point I will walk into a shop and buy a hat, gloves and a scarf. Sometimes I don’t even realise I’ve done it. But there they are, all snuggly and warm …

Home & Lifestyle

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    Oscar Snapshot – Where we are at 16 weeks

    I can’t quite believe that Oscar is four months old. FOUR MONTHS. Where the hell as that time gone? It seems like he’s always been here now, despite still not being outside for half of the time he was inside. A lot has changed since we first brought him home, yet at the same time …

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    Win Tickets to The Baby Show – at the NEC Birmingham 2015

    One thing I wish I’d done more of when I was pregnant was get more exercise… Na, just kidding. I wish I’d scored more freebies! I was crap at collecting my Bounty packs and didn’t bother going to any baby events which I massively regret now. Baby shows are great for checking out all the must …

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    My Struggle With Breastfeeding – When is Enough, Enough?

    I’ve blogged over on the BabyCentre recently about my struggle with breastfeeding. I’ve since come to realise that my supply has decreased. It’s not enough to feed my little man and it breaks my heart. He wriggles and squirms and pulls himself off and latches on again repeatedly screaming in frustration throughout. I’ve tried upping …

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