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I bought a few bits for the children from H&M for summer. Here's what I got.
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Congratulations, you really are glowing. He is so cute!
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+Helpful Mum Thank you <3 xx
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This looks like an incredible trip!
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I just read Burglar Bill to my son for his bedtime story, I love that book! I can highly recommend a book called 'Pete the Cat', both children love that one.
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It looks like an absolutely incredible holiday. Love the Sesame Street characters too!
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An unboxing video of my Marley Spoon delivery.
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You made me smile so much at the end! Definitely need to get a skip and slide!
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Ha ha thanks so much for making it til the end - I think I've lost my mind! Ha ha. Would recommend the slip and slide! Xx
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Love it! The blog post should be live tomorrow. Everything has been a bit slow since I was ill!
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Here is my June, in just under a minute due to illness!
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Good luck with potty training. I have a vlog on my channel with my top ten tips! 
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+Helpful Mum OOOh I will check it out and thank you x
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It looks great. My friend had a smart car and was distraught to have to sell it when she had a baby because it didn't have back seats!
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Just love your little car Jen. Perfect for me I think. Will look into it. I like the Aston Martin Cygnet but price is the difference. I like the fact you can fit it in just about anywhere.
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Congratulations! What a lovely video. I did laugh a bit when the teddy landed face down at the end of the slide!
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Thank you! That's one of my favourite parts. :) Hope you are well! x
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Hello! My name is Siân and I am a 33 year old Mum of two, a boy born in March 2009 and a girl born in March 2011. I have graduated this summer from University, where I was a mature student studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Now I am a manager of a Bed and Breakfast in the Yorkshire Dales.

I was born in Yorkshire but moved to Oxford at the age of five when my Mum and Dad split up. Currently I live on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, having moved here nine years ago from London. We moved here when I married at the age of 21 (it'll never last - my wise father said), but we are still very much happily married. 

For the past three and a half years I have been writing a blog called You're not from round here. The title of my blog is taken from the fact that because I don't sound like I am local I am treated as if I am not. An offcumden is a local word used to describe people 'not from round here'. You can read a post on what an offcumden is here.

I have worked as a football analyst, a sports researcher, an assistant producer in sports news, in one of Her Majesty's prisons and, more recently, on a mental health ward (to name but a few).

Since starting University, I have become interested in fitness and going to the gym. I'm not aiming to lose weight, just to get fit (which seems to be working). Sewing, baking and reading are what I do in my (very little) spare time. I also love sport, football, rugby union, golf and formula one being particular favourites!

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My blog 'You're not from round here' was shortlisted in the 2012 Brilliance in Blogging awards in the Fresh Voices category. I was chosen to write a guest post for Caitlin Moran's website for the launch of her book 'How to be a Woman' and again for the launch of 'Moranthology'. I have also featured on Parentdish.
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    Philosophy, Politics and Economics, 2011 - 2014
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