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Penny Alexander
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Freelance writer, blogger and vlogger, blogger outreach specialist
Freelance writer, blogger and vlogger, blogger outreach specialist

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We had the most incredible encounter with nature recently, and I have been so excited to share this.  You might remember a while ago we donated to my Dad’s local branch of the RSPB who were crowdfunding for bird boxes. Barn Owls are very special to me and…

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As my kids and my parenting skills grow up and their personalities truly begin to crystallise in my mind, I find myself wishing I could revisit a couple of things and do them a little differently. At the same time I love looking back at how our love of…

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I am quite good at dramatic holiday endings. Recently journalist, Jen from Jenography, told me three makes a story, which I think means it is time to share three ways to ruin a holiday, and what each of these dramatic incidents has taught me.

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My Top Travel Sleep Tips: @Tempur_UK Comfort Travel Pillow and Eye Mask

Once upon a time, when I was a little girl, my Grandma let me have a cushion of hers. It was purple and soft as clouds and I used to love snuggling up to it in her house, so when she let me take it home I remember being over the moon and I promptly fell…

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Before we moved house we had a dirty Dominoes Friday night pizza habit. The stress of trying to move made it worse, all we could think of on a Friday night was ordering pizza in and collapsing in a heap on the sofa while the kids watched TV and we…

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I have had an awful lot on my plate since we moved, but on the whole it’s nice stuff this week. A month in and the kids feel settled in the new school, they are really thriving. They miss old friends, and organising their social lives with both new clubs…

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The Elephant House cafe in Edinburgh is one of the places where JK Rowling’s rags to riches fairytale began, where she wrote Harry Potter, with the magical views of Edinburgh castle that inspired Hogwarts just outside the window. We took our kids there,…

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Mute got in touch to share a clever little anti snoring device designed to increase airflow through your nose. A few digs about snoring were slung about between Mr A and I, and we got onto talking about each other’s annoying travel habits. I’ve mentioned…

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Last time I shared how we nearly turned away from the viewing of the house we now live in. Now for the buying and selling bit. Our sale was very complicated, with more twists and turns than even my weekly running buddy could keep track of. It’s an epic…

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The first photo I took at Embers Bentley campsite, near Lewes in Sussex, showed the 10yo running into our bunting clad bell tent and the 8yo running past it for the trees. This set the tone for the weekend, the 10yo and I snuggled under blankets reading…
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