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Good luck on the plan.
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Aww, this is such a lovely video. What a nice idea to look back on the last year.
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Sienna's giggles on the scooter are so cute! Love this video.
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Love the tent! My children have one similar and spend so much time in it!
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Our day out at Geronimo Festival in Tatton Park #review
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Love this video. You got some great things. Wee used to have the Cadbury's Fingers tin for our pencils when we were children!
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+Helpful Mum Thank you!
And isn't it the perfect size for pens and pencils?!
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What a lovely week. Your girls really are so cute!
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So sorry you're feeling down. I think that blogging really reflects our lives. Often I will have a break when I am feeling overwhelmed. It took us longer to conceive our second, about nine months. I am glad it took that long though because the age gap would have been so small otherwise! Hugs from me.
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+Helpful Mum It really does. I struggle to write when I'm feeling rubbish for sure, although I think it helps some people to write when their feeling that way. Thanks hun that makes me feel a bit better x
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I love this vlog, so natural. Seriously impressed you went camping! We haven't been yet with the children but perhaps will this summer.
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May in a minute. Come and join in with May in a minute, two seconds from each day!
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Love the look on his face when he isn't saying please! He totally knows what he's doing.
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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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