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Recipe ~ Winter vegetable and barley soup

Recipe ~ Winter vegetable and barley soup

This is the time of year when I start making soup. There's something about the alchemy of soup-making that really appeals to me - a few humble ingredients can be transformed into something hearty and warming
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Easy breakfast smoothie recipes

Easy breakfast smoothie recipes

I don't know about you but I find January a really difficult month. It's the darkest, longest, coldest month of the year and a bit of an anti-climax after Christmas
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A one-pot recipe ~ chicken jambalaya

A one-pot recipe ~ chicken jambalaya

I love a one-pot recipe - if I could get away with it I'd make all our meals in one pot, imagine the amount of washing up you'd save
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Run free, sweet girl

Run free, sweet girl

Yesterday we said our final goodbyes to our beautiful greyhound Tess. We adopted her in 2009 not long after she had been retired from her successful racing career (racing name
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The perfect weekend in London for teenagers

The perfect weekend in London for teenagers

Trying to find a weekend away that will interest teenagers can be a bit of a challenge, but when Superbreak invited us to take a weekend break in London with a very cleverly designed itinerary that ticked all the boxes for Tall Daughter (aged 15), we couldn't wait to go
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Is pet insurance really worth it?

Is pet insurance really worth it?

If you own a dog one of things you have to think about is whether or not to take out pet insurance. When we adopted Tess back in 2009 I decided to pay for pet insurance to cover any vets' bills for illness, accident and so on
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Reasons to be cheerful in August

Reasons to be cheerful in August

A photo posted by Notsupermum (@notsupermum) on Aug 10, 2015 at 7. It's been a good month so far, even though the weather has been a bit rubbish for what is supposed to be the peak of summer
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Reasons to be cheerful in June

Reasons to be cheerful in June

It's a good exercise to reflect on the week's good points, which are usually the simplest of pleasures, and record them
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August review round-up - bizzybee, 7th Heaven and Hammamas

August review round-up - bizzybee, 7th Heaven and Hammamas

We were recently sent a bag of goodies from bizzybee who make a great range of cleaning materials, such as cloths, gloves and scourers
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Food memories of Italy ~ mortadella and backpacks

Food memories of Italy ~ mortadella and backpacks

 .  . Today I had one of my very favourite lunches. A simple one, but one that's also loaded with memories
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Getting a better work/life balance, and other news

Getting a better work/life balance, and other news

Is it really two months since my last blog post. I don't know where the time has gone. well, that's not strictly true, it's been a busy couple of months with a few changes going on and my blogging mojo going AWOL again
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Tessie is ten! Plus 10 reasons to adopt a retired racing greyhound

Tessie is ten! Plus 10 reasons to adopt a retired racing greyhound

We've reached a couple of big milestones with our lovely greyhound Tessie. On 1st of July she turned 10 and then 2nd August marked 5 years since we adopted her
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November things

November things

November is always a busy month for us. Not only do both of my girls have birthdays this month, but they are only one day apart on the 12th and 13th
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Aromatic lamb burgers with mint raita

Aromatic lamb burgers with mint raita

Last week I was set a challenge to make a recipe using lamb mince, or keema, and I made Keema Shepherd's Pie with a sweet potato mash which was delicious (even if I do say so myself)
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The one where I forget to book a summer holiday

The one where I forget to book a summer holiday

I made a bit of a boo boo when it came to booking this year's holiday. I didn't book one. Yeah, that. Thing is, since the girls were 3 and 6 we've stayed at the same farm cottage in Wales for a week in August every year, and I always said that we'd continue to go back as long as they wanted to
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10 Signs that you're the parent of teenagers

10 Signs that you're the parent of teenagers

@notSupermum I've started to use the time productively #pelvicfloorexs #olympic standard by the time a daughter is 21
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thirtysomething

thirtysomething

A few weeks ago I saw a familiar face on an episode of The Good Wife and although I couldn't quite place her, as soon as I heard the slightly husky voice I remembered who she was