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Sugru Review - fixing instead of throwing away! #diy
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I'm not sure you ever feel like you've nailed it! Mine are four and six and they throw new things into the equation all the time. Hope you're having a better week. x
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What I want from politicians - losing faith in the political system.
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This is incredible. Might have to dig out the box sets and watch the past ten years all over again! #drwho #doctorwho
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My review of the C9 FIT Detox. 
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You pulled the same face I did when I saw the word treggings! I did an H&M haul last week. I love their clothes!
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Yay! Huge congratulations, and what a lovely announcement video.
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This is a fabulous look back at the past ten years of the 'new' Doctor Who! #DrWho #DoctorWho
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Spiderwebs, butterflies, cats and nature - Come and see what else has made me happy this week...
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This is a lovely vlog. We have been to Centre Parcs once before and loved it! Good luck with the house move. 
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These look amazing, and so simple. I might have to try them.
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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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