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Why I am so over this ‘Influencer’ Malarkey | Chat

It wasn’t until recently that I realised exactly what direction I wanted my social media to go in and then I saw a very short 30s-1m video on facebook and hit me square in the face…. hard. Everyone seems to want to become an ‘Influencer’ of some sort these days. But with Influencing… comes responsibility. Now the video I watched highlighted that when someone get’s done for drink driving (for example) they are classed as ‘under the influence’.  ...

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Bored With Routine No More

Couple therapists often claim that routine is the death of love. It’s fair to say that many happily divorced couples didn’t decide to get separated because they were going through a crisis, but instead because they feared their feelings for each faded through the cycle of routine. Everyday gestures and habits can affect your perceptions of people and relationships, turning everything into a sad patch of dullness. The most significant relationship that routine can corrupt is not the one with  ...

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Social Media, The Anti Social Platform | Chat

I’ve been reasonably quiet on social media the past few weeks. I’ve had a hectic schedule at home but with so much also going on in the social media blogging world I just have no desire to be part of it. People are moaning and whining about other bloggers and companies and what they may and may not be doing, filters are getting pushed to the max and engagement is at an all time low thanks to algorithms and people wanting something for nothing. A lot of people are hiding behind a  ...

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The Dilemma of more Children

I always knew I wanted kids, always, and when my step son came in to my life when he was just 1 it was a very surreal and new experience for me. He was a wonderful little boy and it gave me a chance to realise the fun side of ‘step-motherhood’ without all the physical pain that went with it. Fast forward 7 years and he has just turned 8! It has gone so incredibly quick. Now we also have a 1 year old too and it is like I can never remember the pain that I went through. Everyone  ...

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Staying Organised | A Busy Mums Guide

I feel like I am on the go dawn until dusk every single day. I literally have my diary with every single place I go. If it’s not in the diary, it ain’t happenin’. I obviously use a smart phone but I cannot get on with using the calendar on my phone. I think when it’s in black and white and you can strike it off you have a sense of achievement- maybe that’s why? I don’t know. Either way I know that I have to use a diary every single year. I’ve been  ...

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Five Programmes to Watch on Netflix Right Now

The first week of the new year saw me full of sickness and then full of cold. Needless to say the first ten days were not great. I had no energy and didn’t want to venture out of the duvet. But ya’know… duvet days are GONE now I’m a mum. But it could be worse I guess. My evenings have recently been spent binge watching Netflix, but actually, I’ve been pretty damn enjoying it! Netflix is always a winner for me as it releases whole seasons at a time- perfect  ...

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2018| What a Bloody Year!

As 2019 starts I have found myself assessing how much life has changed in the past 12 months. 2018 has been a very dramatic year in the Ritson household and quite frankly I am super glad to see the back of it. For me, 2018 started heavily pregnant with a tonne of aches and pains but swimming on the high of a new gorgeous diamond and sapphire engagement ring on my finger. I was a whirlwind of mixed emotion yet emotionally so ready for the year ahead. Evelyn arrived on her due date of 19th  ...

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Dress Those Winter Blues Away!

Well folks, it’s happened. Winter is well and truly here. It’s the time of frost encrusted windows, chilly, slate-grey skies and those ubiquitous multi coloured cups streaming out of those franchised coffee outlets. As we walk, we leave trails of cloud behind us like Thomas the Tank Engine as we negotiate slippery, sparsely salted streets and navigate the thronging masses on the high street to do those last remnants of Christmas shopping. Image by PxHere What? You haven’t started yet? No  ...

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What is in my ASOS basket right now

It has been so long since I have done a ‘What’s in my basket’ but I feel it is kind of fitting right now. If anyone was part of the ASOS A List members programme from way back when, you’ll know that earlier in October the programme came to an end. (insert tears) However, as a sad goodbye they emailed us with a £10 giftcard to be used on anything. I can tell you now my wishlist with them is by far more than £10 but this is what I have been eyeing up. I think i am a  ...

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I Just Want To Write

Writing has always been an outlet for me. When I was a child/young teen I was forever writing stories or starting new diaries. Every year it started so well with such good intentions. I’d steadily keep up my entries for about 2 months or so, on and off for 4 or 5 months, but I would start to forget or life or school would get in the way. But then I had a very different upbringing to most, but that’s for another time. I remember January 1st always started like; ‘It’s  ...

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