A List of My Adulting Fails

I’m definitely an adult. I am 32, I have kids and a mortgage and three jobs, there’s nothing more ‘adult’ than juggling jobs, kids and free time. But I still don’t really FEEL like an adult most of the time. Here’s a list of things of my adulting fails: I cannot keep on top of clean washing. There are always…

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Everything’s fine… or is it?

How often do you answer the question: ‘Hows it all going?’ or similar with ‘oh, fine thanks’. A fair bit if you’re anything like me. In fact what I really want to say to people is ‘Not great actually, I’ve not slept for more than 3 hours straight since my youngest was born almost 18 months ago, I never eat…

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Why can’t I shout about my blog?

I’ve been writing Belle du Brighton for six years. Before that I wrote on Livejournal and prior to that on Diaryland; both sadly now long lost in the cyberspace black hole. But for some ridiculous reason many of my friends don’t know about the blog, or if they do know I blog they don’t know where. My parents don’t know, and…

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My Kick the Bucket List

If you knew exactly when you were going to die would it change your view on life? Would you have a bucket list of things to do before you go? Would you tell people when you were going to pass away? Have a party or slip off quietly? Death isn’t something that I tend to think about much; it’s depressing…

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When life gives you lemons…

When life gives you lemons you’re meant to make lemonade, right? Well I don’t have the energy to do that. I don’t even have the energy to slice a lemon and stick it in a drink. I am feeling so run down at the moment and failing in every aspect of life. This month has sucked and it’s not over…

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Moving in less than a week!

We got the keys to our new home on the 7th March and since then we’ve been slowly starting to get things started in terms of sorting and decorating. We have had many trips to B&Q and stood for what seemed like hours in the paint aisle trying to decide on colours. Our list of things to do seems to be…

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Working 9-5 – or not

When people ask what I ‘do’ all day with the kids I always want to answer sarcastically ‘sit on my bum eating biscuits, watching Cbeebies and building towers for Arlo to knock over’ but actually it is all of that plus two freelance jobs (social media management for small businesses and managing my own blog) plus I’m also back at…

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Back to work

Today is my first day back at work at my ‘day job’. I was lucky enough to have thirteen months off with my first baby (working till the week before and then some holiday) but this time I was only on statutory maternity pay and therefore after 9 months the money ran out! So Arlo is 10 months old and…

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