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Our trip to Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Le Bugue in France #cave #exploring #family
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So glad you had a good experience. We had a poor experience with Park Resorts. It looks nice there though and I love Whitley Bay!
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Here's to tomorrow being a better day. x
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+Helpful Mum It was indeed :)
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It feels like ages ago that it was so warm!
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Looks like a fantastic holiday! I would love to visit Corsica.
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What a good idea! My daughter was petrified of balloons until a few months ago!
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+Helpful Mum aww glad she's not scared of them anymore, they're a lot of fun. :) thank you! :)
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I had a tough Sunday afternoon tasting Pimm's for Co-operative Food. #Pimms   #Britishsummer   #summer  
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We looked at adoption before I was pregnant with my son. I wish we had done it before having our own children. Now it would be really difficult. I wish you all the best on your journey. x
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+The Giggles Family I would do it tomorrow but my husband isn't so keen.
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Have a fantastic party!
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Such a lovely vlog. I love the shots from inside the old phone box!
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Thank you! :) haha I'm glad you like them, I had to get in among insects for those shots 😂 Becki x
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This looks delicious!
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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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