Life Lately | Britmums and the Brilliance in Blogging Awards 2019

A week ago I had some really REALLY exciting news — I’ve only been nominated in the Britmums Brilliance in Blogging Awards 2019!!! *cue clapping of hands and high pitched squealing* Amazingly, The Twinkle Diaries has been shortlisted in the Lifestyle category; along with four other blogs. I say ‘amazingly’ as the blogosphere is absolutely …

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A date with Joules at Badminton Horse Trials

I think it’s fair to say that — for me — the last eight weeks have been tinged with frustration and a little bit of boredom. It’s unlike me too; I don’t get bored easily. If I ever feel my attention waning — and inertia setting in — I tend to just change direction and do something else. But …

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194 weeks and 6 days {HomeSense Christmas party}

Last week I met up with one of my blogging besties, Sarah, for a night away in Birmingham and the HomeSense Christmas party. I’ve barely been at home over the last few weeks — there have been press days and workshops — and I feel as though I’m thoroughly behind on everything. That said, it was …

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Happy birthday little blog! The Twinkle Diaries is 4

So now you are 4. My demanding, time consuming— sometimes irritating —amazing virtual baby. My third child. My blog. I just read last year’s blog birthday post and I just can’t believe where the last year has taken us. We’ve been given opportunities that I could have only dreamed of and have been lucky enough to be appointed ambassadors …

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Modern Day Pen Pals

When I was about eleven, I had a pen pal. Remember those? These days, pen pals have gone digital. Google the term ‘pen pal’ and there are apps and websites dedicated to them. In a world where emails are the preferred method of communication, it seems that pen friends are still en vogue.  But anyway, …

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