Are Westies Good Family Dogs?

Are Westies Good Family dogs is a paid collaboration with Legal & General.  We did a lot of research when choosing the breed of our family dog. Not everyone does. According to research from Legal & General, 31% of dog owners don’t do any research before taking on a dog.…

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How to Swim (if you haven’t for a long time)

Recently, a friend asked me how to swim if you haven’t been for a while. I suspect there are a LOT of people wondering this. If you haven’t been swimming since your school days, then heading off to your local pool can seem intimidating. So how DO you get back…

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Health Anxiety: is it just me?

Today I wanted to chat about health anxiety. It starts, usually, with a news story. I’ll hear a snippet on the radio, or catch a newspaper headline. I turn the page, change the channel, but not quite fast enough. A Mum in her 30s found dead in her bed. Someone…

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Friendship Resolutions for 2019

Modern life makes friendship hard. It’s often hard to find time for friendship. I’m a single parent, running my own business. This year has involved a summer of travel chaos, Flea moving schools, potentially selling our house… it’s a lot. I think most women my age are the same. Between…

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What do you do on Christmas Eve?

Being a ridiculously nosy sort of person, I love to watch other people’s DITL videos on YouTube and read about their daily routines. And it occurs to me I’m not sure what Christmas Eve usually looks like when you have a young teen. Flea’s not old enough to want to…

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