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  • In 2009 I made a massive decision to up and leave my hometown, and all my family and friends in the UK to go to the other side of the World and live in Australia. I knew a handful of people. I had no job. And I was staying on my friend’s couch. This is my blog.
  • theonlypocket

    A Brit in Australia. I love books, animals, living on the Beaches, fitness & writing. Am a Marketing Manager & love to work with animals in my spare time

Common second trimester stuff

My mother recommended I take myself into a quiet part of the office, lie on the floor and put my feet up on the wall to get the circulation going. Yeah… my office is as big as large apartment and the other rooms all have glass walls. I’m not sure I fancy my workmates walking in on rotund self trying to roll into or out of this position. Let alone face the question ‘what exactly are you doing?’ [you crazy pregnant woman].

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Who is this chick?

But some hours of the day my attitude becomes more like a me of my early/mid twenties – e.g. life can just kiss my arse with it’s crappy crappiness, I don’t even give crap… and can someone just pass me the chocolate and a large bottle of red. Argh. Better just make it a kilo of chocolate.

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The pregnancy panic

A few weeks back I started a blog about how I wasn’t sure what was going on with me that went something a bit like  “I’m not sure quite what’s kicked it off or whether it’s just my mood, maybe hormones are playing havoc… I don’t know. All I know is, in the last few … Continue reading

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Pom Kiwi and Me

My blog is unloved but I intend to be writing a bit more between now and July – why July you ask? Well because in July (or thereabouts) I’ll be having a baby!

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Thompson Road

Thompson Road, by Scott Wyatt – a review

I do love a good coming-of-age novel and Thompson Road is definitely that. But it’s more – it’s a love story at heart, and also a comment on the prejudices and misconceptions of society, and a reminder of how far we’ve come in our understanding of learning disabilities. The novel is set just prior to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Front Page News

Corruption, greed, war, climate crisis, prejudice – they’re all front page news issues. They all lead to the suffering of every day people just like you and me. And there’s never enough being done about it by the people in whose hands we place these matters, on our behalf – political leaders of the globe. … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want to Be a Material Girl

These last few months we have been in the aftermath of buying our place and having our wedding. These both were hugely happy events in our lives. But they were also impactful in other ways. During this time there have been so moments when I’ve sat and felt miserable.

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How To Ruin Your Life (Without Even Noticing That You Are)

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
Erin Kelly Understand that life is not a straight line. Life is not a set timeline of milestones. It is okay if you don’t finish school, get married, find a job that supports you, have a family, make money, and live comfortably all by this age, or that age. It’s…

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A day in the life of Beau the cat

5.15am So, this day did not begin well. My minions have not yet arisen from the giant sleeping area. Disgusted. How is a feline supposed to exist under such circumstances? The round pellets of flavour are supposed to be served by this hour. I could hear the short-haired minion’s waking call repeatedly going off. How … Continue reading

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Review: Chigozie Obioma’s ‘The Fishermen’

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book as I picked it for my book club choice as a 2nd or 3rd option when my first two were not available. Also, of course, this is the debut novel from Obioma. However I’ve not been disappointed. *Contains some spoilers* The surprising thing about the plot … Continue reading

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