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Rant Alert

Sad face 😩, I dropped my Fitbit ( otherwise known as my Christmas Present) on the kitchen floor. The face cracked. 😩. So, I got onto Fitbit and it appears they don’t offer repairs/replacements.

It does however mean that they will offer you a small discount on the purchase of a new Fitbit.

WHAT????  I mean, WHAT?

#RantAlert 🚨🔔

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OMG – Thank you Official Beano people for your grrreat re-tweet to my blog post!  You can read it by clicking here: The Beano and the Great Pocket Money Renumeration Challenge

Soothing Summer Bedroom Tips (or Blackouts, Yorkshire Linen and the Quest for Sleep)

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Yorkshire Linen although all content and opinions are my own.

This was the only lullaby that would settle J when he was a babe in arms:

“Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream.”

Rock a Bye Baby, Frere Jacques, Twinkle Twinkle none of them had the same effect as Row, row, row your bloody boat.  I have no idea how many times I sang this rhyme, suffice to say that it was A LOT, and now I can’t hear it without being thrown back to those desperate hours of cradling my baby boy singing gently and willing him to stop crying and sleep.

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Oh my goodness my #LoveLondon tour has been featured in a travel round up on!

Source: Travel Round-up: A medley for March

Time to Talk

I saw a tweet from @TimetoChange about #TimetoTalkDay.

I mulled it over.

I wondered if I would have anything to contribute to the conversation.  What words could I contribute to the issue of Mental Health?  I wasn’t sure that there was much I could say and I was afraid that I would be stood like a lemon listening to a conversation, desperately trying to say something worthwhile, but experiencing that awful, slow realisation that I had nothing in common with the other participants.

Nothing to contribute to the conversation.
No voice.
No value.

It really annoyed me this thought that I wouldn’t be able to contribute.  That I had no voice.  That I was worthless.

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