Why I don’t feel bad about leaving full time teaching

I’ve alluded briefly before on the blog to the fact that I’ve recently left my job, but I haven’t really mentioned that I used to be a teacher. Not to blow my own trumpet, but I was a really good teacher, too. Well, I still am a teacher, but I…

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What if…?

Sometimes, I wonder if it was a good idea to tell our friends and family that we’re trying to conceive. It seems to be in the forefront of their minds as much as ours (or maybe even more so). Recently, a very good friend of mine (and bridesmaid at my…

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Eating right when trying to conceive. 

I’ve always generally lived a reasonably healthy existence due to being diagnosed with Polycycstic Kidney Disease (PKD) at the age of eleven. I’ve never smoked, don’t consume much alcohol and on the whole eat a healthy, balanced diet. My diet has probably improved further in the last two years or…

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Times I’ve been mistaken for being pregnant #3

Following on from this post and this post, I think this is the most awkward, if not perhaps quite so embarrassing situation I’ve been in. Hubby and I both used to teach at the same primary school, before he was hubby. All of the staff knew that we were in…

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How often should you… *you know*?

I’ve been thinking back on some of the conversations I had with my lovely pregnant friend recently about conception and some of the difficulties involved.  Naturally, the conversation turned to the nitty gritty and we talked about how, when trying to conceive, the act of lovemaking can lose some of…

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Gluten Free Lasagne Recipe

After posting my gluten free fish pie recipe last week, and sharing this rather embarrassing lasagne-related anecdote, I thought I’d share my gluten free lasagne recipe with you guys today. This always goes down a treat! Serves 4 (or 6 with lots of salad and garlic bread!) Ingredients For the…

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Times I’ve been mistaken for being pregnant #2

Ok, onto embarrassing experience number 2! This time, we had just arrived in Venice for our summer holiday. We flew the graveyard shift Ryanair flight (as you do!) so arrived far too early for check in at our hotel. So, after changing into a pair of shorts and a floaty…

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