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Engagement Rings, Would You Choose Your Own?

Getting engaged, it’s a pretty big deal right? I can still remember my engagement like it was yesterday, despite it being almost nine years ago. I don’t think I’ll ever forget it. The moment my husband got down on to his knee and presented me with a ring will stay with me forever. I often find myself admiring my engagement ring. My husband did well when he picked it. It’s beautiful, it fits perfectly, and it’s everything I dreamed of when I imagined my engagement. It’s a .5 carat diamond set in to white gold, and I absolutely love it. […]

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I’m never Shopping Here Again – Bad Customer Service

Shopping, whether you love it or you hate it, it’s part of every day life. I sit on the fence a bit, my love for it depends on how much money I have in the bank. Spoiler alert, it’s never very much! When I lived in the city I went shopping a lot. Being close to lots of shops was handy, it made popping in for things easy. Now I live in the middle of no where, and my shopping habits have changed to reflect that. It’s no longer so easy for me just to pop to the shops, and […]

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Volunteering – My experience as a Girlguiding Volunteer

Ok so I’m a bit late to the party, but this week on the 5th of December it was International Volunteer Day. I am a volunteer, helping out as a leader at the local Rainbows group, and I love it. So, late as I may be, I felt compelled to write something about my experience as a Girlguiding volunteer. I became a volunteer by accident really. Seeing my daughter Caitlin struggle to make friends, I decided to enquire about groups in the area that she could attend. Having been a Brownie myself as a child, I was pleased to find that there […]

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Inspirational Women

There are inspirational women all around us. Amongst our family and friends, within the community and across the world. I’m lucky to have had some inspirational women in my life. These women may not have changed the world, but have had an impact on the lives they’ve touched. My mam, who raised me as a single parent is a massive inspiration for me. Especially now as I travel through parenthood myself, I fully appreciate how difficult it must have been for her, to do that on her own. She didn’t have much, but she gave me everything she could. My […]

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Pregnancy Care – When Things Go Wrong

Having a baby is a big deal. Bringing new life in to the world, however common it may be, is a big deal. For a lot of women, being pregnant and giving birth is something you’ll only do once or twice in your life, and for that reason you want it to be special. Receiving the right maternity care plays a big part in a woman’s health and wellbeing during and after her pregnancy. Here in the UK we have a pretty sound set of maternity guidelines put in place to ensure women get the care they need during pregnancy. […]

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