Getting my Teeth Straightened as an Adult – The End Results

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Back in December I went to The Dental Studio to talk about having orthodontic treatment and getting my teeth straightened. This is something I had been hoping to get done ever since my teens – when I’d last had braces – and my teeth all moved back after I stopped wearing my retainer.

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Dear NHS – On Your 70th Birthday

To the National Health Service

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you. The NHS gets a lot of flack – as do all services we have in this country – but, without you, I wouldn’t be here. Neither would my husband and, because of that, neither would my children.

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‘I’m not… But…’

Friends Gossip Chat

How many times a day do we hear something like ‘I’m not racist, but…’ or ‘I’m not being mean, but…’ or ‘I’m not jealous, but…’ These phrases are something I hear constantly – in the school playground, among friends or just overhearing conversations in the street. I even see this sort of thing regularly on social media too.

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An Open Letter to a Stalker Online

An Open Letter to a Stalker Online

To my Online Stalker,

Many bloggers get a bit of unwanted attention every now and again. They get someone watching far too many of their Instagram Stories, they get people liking every single tweet they send out or they get well meaning strangers stopping them in the street.

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Lensball Adventures

Lensball London

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A month or so ago I invested in a new toy – a Lensball – after seeing Tim playing with his on Instagram and seeing Grace with hers at the Flea Retreat. I love taking photos and the Lensball was really something fun rather than something to take amazing photos. I bought it as a hobby, something to inspire some creativity in me and something to pass some time too.

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Things I Always Want to Remember

Baby Little Man

I have always known that we would only have two children. Although after Little Man was born, and up until he turned one – maybe even two – I could have quite happily had another, I knew that wasn’t right for our family – two was always going to be the right number.

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A Year Ago We Started Speech Therapy

A year ago we started the process for Little Man to have speech therapy. It was something I’d been through as a child too and when it was first suggested that he needed help with his speech I was so emotional. I wasn’t sad that he needed speech therapy it was more that we had been working on helping him speak for so long that hearing someone outside of our family confirm our concerns was really emotional. But, it meant that he could start having the help he needed.

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The Florida Dream

Win a Disney Holiday of a Lifetime with Ocean Florida!

I’ve talked about my childhood quite a lot on this blog. I grew up in a council house with working class parents – a dad who worked around the clock, especially at Christmas and a Mum who was always there when I got home from school, always walked me to school and at times left in the evening to go and work a cleaning job. They both worked so hard to make sure we had a roof over our heads, food on the table and clothes on our backs.

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