Every year I start thinking about Christmas gifts in September and feel almost unbearably organised. 5 children! And yet, so prepared! But then something happens and it’s December 10 and I have a few piles…

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If you can read that title without having the Hot Chip song “over and over” in your head for the rest of the day; well, congratulations (and definitely don’t listen to it on YouTube). I…

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I’m pretty confident that spending money when you’re feeling a bit flat is one of those things we are not supposed to do as functioning and responsible adults – or at least one of those…

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The last blog post was an update on our summer travels, a half-tale to be continued: but now here we are in October, and I am yet to finish sorting through the photos, very much…

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It’s been a while since the last Life Around Here update and a lot has been happening chez tMatM. I mean, since that last January update we’ve added an extra person to the house but…

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