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Styling for Britmums Live 2015

I was recently lucky enough to attend one of the biggest blogging conferences in the UK – Britmums Live 2015. I had the opportunity to meet many blogging pals that I had virtually met during the last 18 months of my blogging life.  It was a joyful experience being able to converse with all of the blogging talent I’ve come across in person, or live, should I say? As well…

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The Irreversible Reality of Time

Since when did time start speeding up? For years the years seem to have been passing by more rapidly than the last.  As a child, I remember adults commenting on how quickly I had grown, and how time was flying, but never really got it. As children, time is such a fascinating and sometimes frustrating concept.  As children, we’d clock-watch all day at school, waiting for the bell at the…

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One Weekend, Many Events

Last Friday I attended a two-day blogging conference called Britmums Live.  Held at London venue The Brewery, approximately 700 parenting bloggers attended the event, where they had the opportunity to connect with each other – live – as well as network with the selection of brands and PRs present. Luckily for me, you were probably either there, and if you weren’t, you’ve probably seen a lot of photos from others…

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What, it isn’t just the day after Britmums Live 2015?

Yup, as if it wasn’t enough that BritMUMS Live suggests that it is an event for female parents only, this year it also coincided with the weekend of Father’s Day. For (two) weeks (because I only ordered my ticket two weeks ago) I have had Father’s Day pencilled into my head as happening straight after Britmums Live.  Knowing that my lovely husband (who insisted I went to Britmums in the…

Padstow Parking Fine

Padstow Parking Fine

Following on from my ‘tyres and tribulations‘ post, here is another anecdotal blog post from our time in Cornwall.  It is in video format, as it is much quicker to film than write.  This is basically a little message for Padstow Town Council, which goes along with an email I sent to them earlier about a parking fine they gave us. It was totally fair of them to issue our car…

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Tyres and Tribulations

I returned from our first family holiday on Friday.  It wasn’t anything greatly exotic or long – four days and three nights camping in Cornwall.  However, being our first time away as a family, it was pretty special. We joined some of our London friends way out west, so there were a group of us, with play mates for our children also. Lovely. It was a fantastic few days, with…

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What I’ve Been Up To (Update)

So I’m just re-acquainting myself with my little old blog, Free Range Chick, because it’s been a while since I was over here.  Or at least, that’s how it feels.  I’ve got about 578 posts in my head that I need to write over here, which may take some time. In the meantime, I thought I’d let you in on some of the stuff I’ve been up to with my…