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Merry Raymond
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Mother, Blogger, Business Woman, Friend, Writer, Crafter, Reader, Knitter.
Mother, Blogger, Business Woman, Friend, Writer, Crafter, Reader, Knitter.

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I have been gone so long from this blog, even though I promised faithfully to get back to writing. A while ago I wrote something to explain what had happened to make me so very absent; even though my chemically enhanced brainbox makes all that feel very…

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It passes in a flash these days, those 11 days between a birthday trip out and these minutes, when I was holding him in my arms and watching him drift away forever. 11 nights of candles, 11 days of quietly mulling over what was happening each day and…

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This is not a post about my physical health (which is good, so far as I know) but about my mental health, which has not been. If you’ve wondered where I’ve been for a year, I’ve been locked in my head, or fighting to get back, latterly at any rate. It…

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It really gets me every year that these were my last few happy minutes, minutes where really is never have anything to be utterly crushed by, ever again.  It doesn’t really work like that of course. There are plenty of happy moments, not least because I…

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Dads can be hard to buy for and their tastes can vary greatly depending on their age, which is why this great gift guide has been put together for you to take your pick of the best pressie ideas for Dads of all ages – whether it’s Father’s Day or his…

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On Monday, Expedia invited me to write about Paris and my memories of visiting there when I was younger. I wrote the post and had it ready to post on Tuesday morning. I’ve held it back until this morning and mulled all week about my feelings regarding…

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I watched Mother’s Day drift past yesterday with a sort of wry amusement; 17 years on from my first, I’ve long got over the fact that if you build it up as a day where you expect a combination of the most thoughtless elements of the house (children)…

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Gardening is great for your health and it gets you out the house, away from the TV and into the fresh air – so why wouldn’t you want to get your kids involved? If getting them away from the screen is proving difficult and the response to you asking if…

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The nation is divided, no doubt about it, between those who put away their beach wear and start hanging the Christmas decorations (no doubt peeling the sprouts as they go) and those who scrooge about decorations and put them up begrudgingly in the week…

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We got the Christmas Decorations up last night, the annual strewing of pretties around the house which has, thankfully, become largely a joyful affair again over the last couple of years. It reminded me, as we unpacked the boxes, of the wreath I made last…
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