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In the last eight months my family has been unlucky enough to have three truly awful restaurant meals. That’s probably about one third of all the meals out which we have had in that time. These meals were all either treats or necessities. One was a lunch on a long motorway journey, one was a meal out on holiday and the third was a family celebration. We’re not made of money; our children are secondary school age and don’t normally order from the kids menu, so the cost is significant. It makes me realise how brave my restaurant reviewing blogger…

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For the last month I have been testing the new Samsung Galaxy S8+ mobile phone. This was on loan to me courtesy of Three.co.uk . As you will see, all the opinions are my own. Samsung have aimed to set a new benchmark with this phone which is the biggest android launch of 2017. Samsung Has Come So Far I last bought a new mobile phone two and a half years ago. When I was browsing phones in shops, I had a good look at the Samsungs and they felt quite flimsy in my hand. I wasn’t sure that the…

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I am always on the lookout for really good quality beauty and health products, as you will know if you read my May 2017 beauty roundup blog post. This month I have three more gorgeous beauty treats for you. Oxygenetix – Oxygenating Foundation I call this my hot girl foundation. Not because I transform into a hot girl when I wear it especially! No, it’s because this is designed to stay on my face and keep my pores breathing. That means I can wear it when I am getting some hot and sweaty exercise. Unfortunately I’ve been banned from running with…

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#21 in the Judging a Photograph Series . This is the second blog in a series of two faith blogs for this week. We’ve always looked down our noses at Father’s Day because it was invented by Hallmark Cards – or that’s the allegation, anyway. I have no evidence this is true. If it really was invented by a greetings card company then somehow it seems cheesy and not authentic. Compare it to Mothering Sunday, which is an actual part of the church calendar in Lent. And as it’s a man’s world, do Fathers really need a day? These sneering dismissals…

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Tim Farron, as leader of the Liberal Democrats and a Christian, was asked if he thought gay sex is a sin. He said no – eventually. He was wrong. What he should have said was this. “I find the idea abhorrent. God will judge us.” What did you say??!!?? I hope by now you are wondering where I am going with this. Because if you follow me on Twitter you will know I have a habit of retweeting Nathan Hamm, Glennon Doyle and anyone else who champions Christian love and inclusion for the LGBTQ community. (Go follow them now!) So…

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