The Less-Refined Mind

Categories, Good Reads

Good Reads #5

This week I’ve trawled back through my memory for great posts I’ve read over the past weeks and months. So though it may seem entirely random, there is a very definite theme: awesome. Awesome women, awesome writers, awesome reads. And I’ve thrown a book in for good measure, too. Enjoy! 1. The Day I Agreed with Katie Hopkins  ...

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Categories, Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday #27

It’s that time again already – almost the weekend! Which for the majority of my readers means it’s very nearly time to not have a day off, and not have a lay in. *Smiles wryly* It’s also the time of the week I take a moment to muse on my fortuity and count my blessings (here’s why if you missed week #1). If you’re eagle-eyed or you  ...

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Categories, Good Reads

Good Reads #4: Fabulous Finds

This week I’ve found more posts from blogs I don’t spend enough time hanging out at.  They’re written by crazy-awesome women, all of whom I was fortunate enough to meet recently at BML16. And the ladies are as lovely as their blogs and writing would suggest. Incidentally, I’m loving this new series! Here on my blog  ...

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Categories, Giveaways

Bloom & Wild Giveaway!

A couple of months ago I was utterly thrilled to receive an email from Bloom & Wild asking me if I’d like to join their campaign. Of course I said yes please! To date I’ve received one delivery – which was supposed to be posted through my letterbox, alas I have a dim postman – and I wrote a review about the stunning  ...

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Categories, Good Reads

Good Reads #3:

This week is a mish-mash of some excellent posts from blogs I’ve been meaning to catch up with recently. It just goes to show how many awesome bloggers are out there when you (I) finally get around to checking out some you’ve (I’ve) never previously visited and others not visited often enough – and find it’s a  ...

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Categories, Family, Parenting

Toddler Profiling: Jekyll or Hyde?

My daughter, affectionately known as the Devil Pixie (for reasons which will become clear) is a 3ft version of Jekyll and Hyde. One minute she can be the epitome of the angelic toddler; by which I mean any tears are because in actuality she is still just a baby. And, let’s face it – a knock on the head (not from me!) does hurt. Yet  ...

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Pregnancy, Wellbeing

Incontinence? Unconscionable 

I love my blog. Some days I loathe it, like when I feel it’s not performing in line with the effort I put into it, or that it’s taking me away from my family. But mostly, on balance, it’s freaking awesome. My blog gives me and my family incredible opportunities I’d otherwise not have: you may have missed it, but I had a  ...

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Categories, Good Reads

Good Reads #2: Blog Like a Boss

This week I’ve decided to have a bit of a theme for my favourite blog posts. I’m going to be listing out all the brilliant posts which have massively helped me grow my blog, both in terms of technical understanding and audience. Naturally this extends far beyond my actual website, and includes informative reads focusing on various  ...

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Categories, Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday #26

It’s that time again already – almost the weekend! Which for the majority of my readers means it’s very nearly time to not have a day off, and not have a lay in. *Smiles wryly* It’s also the time of the week I take a moment to muse on my fortuity and count my blessings (here’s why if you missed week #1). Here are a few more reasons I have been  ...

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