Today is a rather brilliant day for John and I because it's Blue Tickings first birthday. Whilst I had every faith in the business and knew we had a great idea, I never quite believed we would get here. As many of you who have set up your own business will know, a lot of planning, thought and energy go into it, even before you launch yourself to the public. I am incredibly lucky as my partner in crime is my husband John. He’s been a tower of strength and incredibly ...

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I do love a holiday. Not only because you get to hang out with family and friends more, but life is generally run at a slower pace. There seems to be less rushing about and trying to get out of the house at the crack of dawn. It was a real novelty to be still in our pj's at 10am, though i'm not sure the Sainsbury's delivery man felt the same! The Easter weekend is always a highlight and this one was no different; time spent with friends and family and enjoying this unusually ...

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One of my tasks over the last couple of months has been to find the perfect bed for our eldest, Edith. Her cot bed which has served her well from the age of four months was beginning to look a little small! Plus Maggie, who turned two at the end of January only had a cot and so would soon need to go into a bigger bed. I thought finding a bed for Edith would be a relatively simple task, but alas it has proved anything but. Mainly because of the need to make a decision as to ...

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It's official, I love Spring! Not just because it feels lighter and warmer, but because it makes me want to venture outside and do stuff. Whilst we have had a few sunny days already, yesterday was the first day we could all get out in the garden and enjoy it as a family. High up on Edith's 'to do' list  was to make mud pies. Having grown up on a farm where mud was in abundance this used to be one of my favourite activities too. Happy to continue this tradition we both got stuck ...

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