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#SavePlymouthReel

I almost wanted to name this post Save Plymouth from Itself.  

I've lived, worked and played in Plymouth for the last eight years; it's the only home my four year old has ever known. 

And what a frustrating place Plymouth can be for parents, during the rainy season.

If the weather's great we have the great outdoors to play in.  

But where's the shelter?

The National Marine Aquarium, a couple of soft-play areas, Drake Circus (under daughter's duress) The Life Centre, and some cafes with play areas, such as the fabulousEva's World and the almighty House of Fraser, who can't even sort out their basic facilities such as bathrooms (HOW hot is their water?) and accessibility - the elevators and escalators are frequently out. And don't get me started on their automated doors at the Royal Parade entrance. 

And then there's the Reel Cinema.

That quirky haven for film-lovers, historians and frustrated parents. The cosy cinema that was so dark and inviting my 18 mon…

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5 ways to wear yourself fabulous on fat days

I'm about to have one of *those* days, where body parts just feel ... ripe. You know what I mean?

Body sensitive is an understatement. 

Nothing will fit quite right, my temperature will increase just  e v e r  so slightly, but I'll feel like I'm in a volcano, and I'll wish my belly button was actually a valve that I could loosen to release the bloated fatness. And my ankles will disappear.

So, how do I get through those fun-filled 24 hours, assuming I can't hide under the duvet? 


1. Leggings and a loose dress.


These two items are my standard wardrobe attire, and I have a lot of both, but they ensure my shoutiness is reigned in. Most of the time. Loose and simple is the key. But you don't have to wear the LD combo, there are some gorgeous loungewear options out there; think relaxed jersey and snuggly cashmere cardigans against moda camis and t-shirts.  Yum! If you have to wear a uniform, why not order a size bigger for these special occasions?

2. Choose your unde…