A few days ago, I decided I wasn’t going to persevere with my blog. Self-doubt levels were off the scale at this point. It’s too hard to get the blog going since having our daughter Olivia; I’m busy looking after Max (slap bang in the middle of terrible 2’s); I’m stretched enough putting our house back together after what feels like an epic 5 month extension. I’m tired. I have zero motivation.…

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Just over 4 weeks ago, we welcomed a little girl in to the world. Our first daughter and a sister for Max. Olivia Grace Bragg. We are all absolutely in love with her. Including the two-year-old, much to our relief.   You might be pleased to know I’m not going to share the gory birth story. Quite frankly, I don’t want to relive it (the day itself was enough for…

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So far, I’ve only written 20 blog posts. You’re probably thinking, it’s a bit early to be taking a break. A break is actually the opposite to what I should be doing. I need to be writing more than ever, posting on social media as much as possible, coming up with ideas to boost my profile and engaging with some of the amazing bloggers I follow. That’s what I should be doing…

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Although you wouldn’t believe it after the snow and arctic temperatures of the last few weeks, we are officially in Spring now. It’s probably my favourite time of year. With all the daffodils, tulips and bluebells in bloom, it brings the promise of warmer weather, longer days and happier faces. Most importantly, it means Winter is over. Putting winter hats, scarves and thick woolly jumpers in to hibernation is quite cathartic for…

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We are in our eighth week of renovating our kitchen and adding a rear extension to our house. We’ve hit the wall. It’s officially become a nightmare. Whether it’s a bathroom, a loft or an extension, no renovation is easy to live through. Every project has its ups and downs. If anyone says differently, they are lying. The most frustrating part for us has been…well, all of it so far. We’ve…

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