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Things I know...

  • As harrowing as "working all through the night" might sound (especially when you've been doing it for weeks), I LOVE the silence it affords!
  • If you have always been attracted to a certain style of clothing, just GO FOR IT - the satisfaction of a swishing-swishing pair of pants and flowing tent-like top, or the intricate beauty of brocade, brings me so much more pleasure than "fitting in".
  • Even if you live your life as an open book with a public blog that feeds to your Facebook page for all to see - you may still feel vulnerable when someone refers back to an old, personally revealing post!
  • As much as I believe formal education assessment is a load of old bollocks, I still get that zing of pride when my child brings home a favourable school report.
  • Just when life seems to be one endless struggle - someone will leave a great pre-loved toy on your doorstep for your kids!
  • As much as I've struggled against the pressures of this degree, I'm a little bit scared that without it, my life will lack direction and momentum.
  • I should wear green more, especially when my hair is coloured red - I look HAWT in green when I have red hair!
  • Winter SUX, Summer ROCKS!!!
  • If you have enough children, one day you will realise - it's them, not you.


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