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This is just adorable. Buzz's laugh is so cute.
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I went there when I visited Sydney in 2000. Also got to stroke a koala. Loved it!
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This is near my aunt's house and I haven't ever been before. It looks fab!
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Dear beautiful girl, a letter to my daughter as her birthday approaches.
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What a cool room!
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So worth the money - we have already booked to go back again this year.
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This looks very cute. My daughter would love it!
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Love this! The links will be live on Monday!
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The detox is over! See how I found it and how much weight I lost in total.
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Lovely shots. Feel free to come and join in with month in a minute which I have run since September. It's the same as what you have just done, but with two seconds instead of one.
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A video letter to my beautiful girl as her birthday approaches...
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Love the yellow lantern. Might have to take a trip to IKEA!
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I am with you on the mum acne. I never had spots as a teenager but struggle with them now.
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Same! It is a nightmare...
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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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