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Last week we were very lucky to be invited along to Motherswork to be introduced to Oribel– an innovative brand of baby accessories and toys that originates in Singapore. It’s not often that the suggestion of MORE toys and stuff to squeeze into our 1200 sq.ft apartment gets me genuinely quite excited – granted not as excited as my kids though, because you know, that’s a big ask – but honestly Oribel might just be a brand I can get on board with…   For a start there’s minimal plastic involved which I love. When I had Finn I was…

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Here we go. A snap election has been called and suddenly social media is on fire with pseudo-political statements from people who are just a little bit bored of the same-old conversations, broken promises and gurning grins from the folk in charge. For the most part I’m not a particularly political person, I vote, and I watch all the debates with a glass of wine and bag of Doritos, but that’s about as riled up as I tend to get. I’m part of the generation that grew up watching Tony Blair take us into a war nobody seemed convinced about,…

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I promise I’m not writing this post with anyone in particular in mind. Oh how she lies. If any of these goodies end up my way on 14th May, then I definitely won’t be disappointed (HINT, Karl, this is a hint). This is the first year that we almost entirely ignored Mothering Sunday in the UK and have decided to go with the local Mothers Day celebration instead. For a brief moment I thought I’d managed to wangle two celebrations of me, but no. And so, with three weeks to go until the big day I’m sharing some lovely ideas…

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To all the women and men who are left behind. The work widows and widowers. The one’s who live somewhere between marital bliss and single parenthood.   We’re now forty eight hours into a two week trip. He’s in America. I’m still at home in Singapore. Two weeks isn’t that long, I know, and there are plenty of families that go for far longer without a loved one due to their job. But this is us, and our story, and the fact it is a lesser time apart than others manage doesn’t make it any less trying. My husband has…

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In our fifth installment of The Expat Mama meets… we head down under for a chat with Olivia of The Wilsons of Oz (if you’re considering upping sticks with your family for the sunnier shores of Australia, this blog needs to be you go-to). The blogger, instagrammer (@the_wilsons_of_oz) and expat mama is now mid-way through a four year stint in Australia with her husband and two young kiddies (and is on city number two), so knows a thing or two about settling and resettling in a new country. And, with a limit on their time in ‘straya, the family is already…

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