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Katie Sparrow / a touch of domesticity
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I think this might be goodbye
Gosh, how many times have I thought about writing this? Well here I am. Might as well just do it. I suppose there might be some people out there waiting for an update and wondering where I've been and what I've been doing. Now you're going to find out. But ...

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How to have a morning routine when you need your sleep
Let me tell you four things about myself: I love to be organised. It benefits everything from my mental wellbeing to my friends getting their presents on time I am not organised enough. By a long way. Many days I'm starting from two steps behind and those p...

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What I decided to do
Funny how the dawn and the dusk can look so similar. It's a bittersweet thing in life, the way the end of something and the start of something else are often the same moment in time.  I wrote a few weeks ago about the big dilemma I was experiencing, in deci...

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after the storm: remembering
On Wednesday last week, it was Remembrance Day. I stopped work and walked down to the Cenotaph in the centre of our village, and watched all the children from our local primary school - including my youngest two - sing their songs, read their poems, and rec...

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What a day. Indulge me while I give you nine things, from two perspectives... The bad There were so many battles with those two boys. Silly fights over silly things. Winding each other up on purpose. I ended up doing some shouting. Mostly I held on to my pa...

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I need your help...
Last week was kind of rubbish. I have been feeling so frozen. So stuck in the headlights of the future. I have so much that needs doing but nothing driving me forward because I don't know which way to go, and thus I'm stuck in procrastination and pottering ...

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6 tips for how to cope when your child starts school
This month, my eldest child started sixth form college and my youngest started primary school. And over my nearly seventeen years of motherhood I've learnt a few good tips on how to cope when a child starts school. What I've learnt has been especially usefu...

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Camping in St Davids, Pembrokeshire
I'm going to overwhelm you with beautiful photographs of our camping trip to St Davids in Pembrokeshire (SW Wales), while telling you the best and worst of our holiday. I hope you've got a cuppa handy and have given the kids a big box of Lego! Yes? Right, t...

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If I could...
My lovely blogging friend Lizzie wrote a very interesting 'If I could...' and challenged me to do the same (thanks!). This daydreaming list project was initiated by Jocelyn at  The Reading Residence I think. I've been quiet for the last fortnight (life!) an...

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Weekly Baking: a summer berry tart with good intentions
I try to bake something every week. I don't always achieve it.  There are after-school snacks to take care of, the occasional pudding, and those empty-tummy moments that seem to accompany my life working from home. I've been trying to bake more healthily, w...
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