How to have fun at the circus!

A week or so after I had set up our Facebook page for Our Altered Life I was contacted by Rachel from a company called Circus Starr who asked if I would be interested in some tickets to see their circus performance. Obviously, I was really pleased to have been...

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How to share your story! I’ve got a face for radio!

Picture the scene.  I am out and about doing some shopping, minding my own business when a radio presenter thrusts a huge red microphone at me and asks my opinion on the new one pound coin? I don’t remember my reply. I do remember thinking “don’t say I don’t give a...

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When you see a glimpse of life ahead…

Today I visited an antique centre with Andrew (I know! I know! I don't look 70 do I 😩) and as we wandered around the Aladdin’s cave of treasures I heard a familiar noise. A song. A rambling, senseless tune with words that meant nothing to me but everything to the boy...

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The moment that life changed forever

We were parents! Our lives had changed forever. Mark had gone to make all the customary phone calls to announce the safe arrival of the boys and I, apparently, was snoring like a warthog on the ward. Sexy! The moment. When Mark came back, the Doctor joined us with a...

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Hello babies!

One of my favourite parts of pregnancy was the afternoon granny naps! That hour of guilt free dribbling on the sofa cushion after watching some trashy daytime TV. Bliss. So, you can imagine how annoyed I was when I was woken suddenly on the 29th June with what can...

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5 things not to say to a Mother carrying twins!

Once I got my head around the idea of carrying twins, I felt mega smug! Whilst other mere mortals were cooking one baby at a time I had two camped out in my uterus. Go me! However, I soon realised that multiple pregnancies were a thing of fascination for others and...

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One oven, two buns. Pregnancy news!

I am not a fan of finding out about pregnancies too early. It makes me sympathize with an elephant whose pregnancy lasts for two years. The sooner you know, the longer it feels. It turns out that I was only 3 weeks pregnant when we found out. The sperm had barely...

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That magical moment! I’m pregnant!

Mark and I had decided that we wanted to create a little person of our own but I’d been on the pill for over ten years so we expected it might take a bit of trying. I came off the pill and with two years until our wedding we said we would relax and let nature take its...

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