New Year, New Blog. PLUS a Giveaway!


Happy January everyone. We hope you all had a wonderful New Year whether you went out, stayed in, celebrated with family or friends, whatever you did we hope you are happy, feeling good and excited about the new year ahead.

We've slowly been making changes here on our blog and are very much looking forward to another year of blogging. We love this community, we love writing and we love getting to connect and share our lives with you through our little piece of the world wide web, so we really hope you have been liking the changes so far.

While home over the holidays we were fortunate to be able to work with our friends Abi and Kayleigh and have some fun being creative and come up with some new photo content. We love working with these gorgeous ladies. It's always a blast getting dressed up, having our makeup done and feeling glam for an afternoon. They are awesome and we really love the way the pictures turned out. Keep your eyes peeled for new pictures popping up here and there! :)

In addition, we have been having tons of fun chatting away and coming up with fresh ideas for the blog. We want to bring you more book reviews, recipes and just plenty of interesting content that you can learn from, be inspired by or gain knowledge of something new. As well as our usual family and adventure posts!

Furthermore, we have decided to take a step back from YouTube this year as we want more time to focus on this blog and making it the best in can be, as well as focusing on other projects we have going on. As much as we do enjoy making videos, it does take up a lot of time and we feel last year we ended up getting a little sidetracked from other projects that are very important to us and in all honesty kind of wore ourselves out a tad too. Our work schedules are changing due to new jobs we will be starting soon, so we want to focus on our passions while still being able to enjoy time with our husbands and friends.

Last but not least, we wanted to do a little giveaway to say Thank you to all of you for clicking onto this blog. To all the bloggers who inspire us and have supported us, for everyone reading our posts, commenting and connecting with us on social media, we thank you. It really means the world to us and we can't begin to tell you how grateful we are for all of you! :)

Our Giveaway includes:


A bag of Galaxy Minstrels (Warning: Can easily be consumed in one sitting!)
A bag of Cadbury Twirl bites (See above warning!)
Zoella Gingerbread and warm vanilla hand cream. (We noticed so many lovely bloggers talking about how much they loved Gingerbread too and couldn't resist this.)
Asda sweet vanilla scented candle. (Seriously best candles ever.)
Zoella lip balm set. (Too cute and perfect for the winter months.)
A pretty notebook. (For all those blogging notes and ideas.) 

Giveaway information:

Open Internationally.
Will run for one week.
One person will receive the products pictured and listed above.
Winner will be picked by random using Rafflecopter.


a Rafflecopter giveaway Good Luck! We wish you nothing but the best for 2017!

Lots of Love

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164 comments :

  1. Absolutely love your new blog layout! x

    www.twentysomethingmuddle.com x

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    1. Aww yay, thank you so much Nikki, we are so happy you like it! :) xx

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  2. Eeeek, well I'm moving house does that count!? Love the blog. Thanks for the giveaway xx

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    1. Aww we hope all goes well with moving house, that's awesome! :) Thank you so much for the love! :) xx

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  3. I'm intending to actually read more paperbacks as I have far too many of them!

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    1. That sounds fun Rachel, our book lists are slowly starting to add up for the new year and we can't wait to dig in! :) Enjoy reading! xx

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  4. I hope to move to new apartment this year :)

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    1. Ooh that sounds fun! Every time we move we love getting to decorate! :) Hope all goes well with moving and you find somewhere nice! :) xx

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    1. That sounds like a good plan. We always start the year off with a budget and getting organized. We know you can do it! :) xx

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  6. Plan to lose some weight and read more books this year. Thanks for the giveaway :) Happy New Year!

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Vicky! :) We hope you find something fun you enjoy doing to keep fit and we hope you enjoy diving into some awesome books! :) xx

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  7. I intend to throw away less leftover and save money from my food shopping bill by planning my meals on a weekly basis and only buying what I need!

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  8. To clear out and decorate my house. As well as the usual, lose some weight.

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    1. Having a clear out always feels good, hope it goes well! :) xx

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    1. Aww, that's something we have just done too so we are thinking of you and hoping the change goes smoothly and you find the job you are looking for! :) xx

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  10. Get out walking more and go to bed sooner.

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    1. We're definitely with you on the walking more. We need to get outside and go for walks more too! Enjoy that fresh air! :) xx

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  11. I moved house last June so this year I am going to make it mine! :)

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    1. Yay, that's awesome! Ooh we hope you have so much fun decorating and making it your own! :) xx

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    1. Awesome, wishing you lots of luck! :) xx

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  13. learn to wallpaper so i can do our bedroom

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    1. That sounds fun, learning something new! Good luck! :) xx

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  14. my aim for 2017 is to get to my target weight, I have lost 3st 2lbs so far, just over a stone to go! CHERYL HADFIELD

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    1. Aww that's awesome Cheryl! Go you!!!! :) You are kicking butt! xx

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  15. I'd like to read the piles of books I have and maybe move over to a Kindle.

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    1. Yay for reading! :) We have to say Kindles are so much fun, we still love books but Kindles are especially handy when travelling! Let us know what you are reading! :) xx

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  16. I plan to get a job , save some pennys and book a lovely holiday abroad

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    1. That sounds like an awesome plan! :) Where do you want to go on holiday? xx

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    1. Awesome! :) What are you going to school for? xx

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  18. Socialise and exercise more.

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  19. I'd like to complete my bucket list trips

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    1. Ooh what trips are on your bucket list? xx

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  20. planning to get a job and learn to drive.

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  21. I plan to put more effort into both my blogs! They ended up both getting neglected last year.

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    1. Aww that sounds great! Be sure to send us links so we can check them out! :) xx

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  22. Im going to attempt to overcome my agoraphobia and get out and about more. Eek.

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    1. Aww we believe in you, you can do it! Sending all our love! xx

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  23. Im going to attempt to overcome my agoraphobia and get out and about more. Eek.

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    1. You got this! :) We hope you find something you enjoy doing to keep active. That's the most important thing! You are beautiful! :) xx

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    1. You can do it! :) Be sure to find something you love to keep you active, that's the most fun part and remember to love yourself every step of your journey! You are beautiful! xx

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    1. You got this! :) We plan on having lots of clean eats and yummy treats coming to the blog soon! :) xx

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  27. Help more animals, get out more, look out for more bargains :)

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  28. Keep on rocking and blogging, girls! You're doing great! xox

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    1. Wow, that's awesome! Good luck with everything! :) xx

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  30. I plan to run my first half marathon in March and a full in October

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    1. That's awesome Kristy, good luck! Have fun training! :) xx

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  31. Happy New Year, Lucy and Kelly!! I enjoyed following along on your adventures in the UK this Christmas- what a great way to spend the holidays! I can't wait to see what you girls have in store for 2017. It's going to be a great year! Thanks for holding this giveaway, the gifts are so cool!

    This year I hope to improve my photography and take more outfit photos and photos of my dogs because it's something I always love looking back on as time goes by. :)

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    1. Aww thank you so much Victoria, we are so happy you enjoyed our Christmas posts! We had so much fun while home! :)
      Ooh you're photography is already so beautiful but that sounds like such a fun thing to learn and improve upon, we want to do that too! :) We also love your outfit posts! :) Have an amazing New Year! xx

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  32. Changing career and starting a Midwifery course in Uni

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    1. Aww wow, that's awesome! Good luck with everything! xx

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  33. I want to start doing a little more for me this year. I do a lot for others and much goes unnapreciated.

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    1. Aww, we hope you get to do that for yourself and focus on you! That's so important and you deserve it! :) xx

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    1. That sounds good! :) We are planning lots of clean eat posts coming soon! :) xx

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  35. To say yes more and try and do new things

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    1. Yes we love this and so need to do this more too! :) You got this! xx

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  36. start university (probably 10 years after i should have but nows better than never!)

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  37. hopefully to lose some more weight

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  38. I am going to do a good deed everyday - and to try and not get caught doing it! x x

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    1. Aww that's such a lovely idea! :) Very inspiring! xx

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  39. Make more time for my myself and my friends :)

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  40. My husband and I are buying our first home :)
    Happy New Year to you both :)

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    1. Congratulations! Hope all goes well with the move! :) Happy New Year to you too!

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  41. planting my own veg in my garden, cheaper and healty

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    1. We love this. It has always been a dream of ours to have our own vegetable garden! Good luck and let us know how it goes! :)

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  42. Make more of an effort with friends/socialising

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    1. This is something we want to try a lot harder with this year! We are realizing just how important it is! :)

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  43. Take lunches to work more often - healthier and cheaper!

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    1. Ooh this gives us an idea for a blog post! We love making healthy lunches for work! We were very lucky growing up to have a mum who always made the most delicious sandwiches and salads for lunch during our school days! :)

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  44. Determined to declutter this year

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    1. We already started this and gave a bunch of things to goodwill! It definitely feels good to get rid of things you don't use anymore! :)

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  45. To eat healthier / sort my driving

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    1. Stay tuned to the blog for recipes and foodie posts coming soon! :) Good luck with driving!

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  46. Im going to smile more and worry less!

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    1. Love this!! We are trying to kick off the new year doing this too! It's so much better than worrying about things you can't control! :)

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  47. i just want to try and combat my social anxiety so I can take the kids out more xx

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    1. We wish you all the luck with this. We know how social situations get sometimes and they can honestly suck. Just be you, own it and know you can do anything! :)

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    1. To do lists!!! We swear by them! :) Good luck!

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  49. I'm planning to start doing regular exercise.

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    1. You can do it! We will have plenty of fitness posts this year as we get back at it after eating all the foods at Christmas! :) Find something you love to do and it helps to stay consistent! :)

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  50. I want to be on time for things this year. I'm always late & I want to break that habit

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    1. We learnt from wrestling that it's always good to be at least 10 minutes early to things, if we're not, we feel late!! When we're with our family though, it's a whole other ball game...we can never be on time as a group!!! :p good luck!

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  51. I'm planning to change my weight

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  52. I'm having another baby, due in April! That's a bit different x

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  53. i decided that if i do all the things that make me happy, and quit waiting for a man to turn up and make me happy. Then good things will follow, and i wont need to go looking

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  54. Hoping to take the family to Italy, that we have been promising for a long time

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  55. I'm intending to live a healthier lifestyle

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  56. I am planning to run the Great South Run this year and also try to complete the #516Challenge

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  57. I plan to have healthy breakfasts every morning

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  58. I plan to actually make myself breakfast & lunch each day! It's going well so far!

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  59. I am planning to expand our little home business.

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  60. Trying to worry less about things I can't control and focus my energy on those I can :)

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  61. i'm doing veganuary - I'm not good at eating healthy unprocessed foods so its a challenge

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  62. I want to decorate my house from top to bottom.

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  63. to slow down and take one day at a time

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  64. to slow down and take one day at a time

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  65. I am on my 7th day of a healthy new lifestyle, I have a huge 7 stone to lose

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  66. I'm trying to lose weight and get fit. I lost two stone last year so hoping to do the same this time.

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  67. I'm planning on beating last years Goodreads Challenge of 38 books! Its not a lot in one year but finding the time can be difficult!

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  68. More holidays now hubby is about to retire

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  69. To continue my quest to be more mindful in all that i do -really beneficial for health and vitality

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  70. I plan to be more adventerous in the kitchen!!!

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  71. Be more organised around the house!

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  72. Getting the kids to join me in more exercise!

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  73. Planning to cut down on the booze through the week. So far so good

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  74. I would like to eat healthier and walk the dog more.

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  75. Spending more quality time with my family :)

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  76. I am going to worry less and travel more :D

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  77. I'm going to be more organised plan my meals keep on top of things in general

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  78. I dont have twitter so cant enter :( Happy New Year!

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  79. My relationship split up in 2016. I am making a new life back in Somerset and working on my weight and mental health. It's the year of Ellen :)

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  80. I want to improve my health. Specifically I am doing PILATES and physio to help with my back pain after spinal operations xx

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  81. we are moving home and ive decided to no longer let other peoples actions and words affect me :)

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  82. Definitely make more time for my friends as I have been guilty of being too wrapped up in daily life and friends are more important than doing the housework!

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  83. Going to get a new job. Volunteering at the moment so that's next on the "to do list". Also finally get to see Robbie Williams live (been a fan of his since Take That).

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  84. i plan to drink more water instead of so much coffee

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  85. i am hoping to spend more time together as a family x

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  86. I am trying to read more this year :)

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  87. In 2017 I will sing more and worry less :)

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  88. I have set myself a reading challenge this year, and also have set myself a saving challenge!

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  89. I want to be kinder to myself as I think this would help me in many areas of my life

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  90. I want to spend more time with my family & friends this year x

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  91. I am trying for my first baby. I have fertility issues so hoping this year my dream will come true

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  92. I've given up sugar, and it's been a tough eight days! :)

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  93. tone up my belly after having my little man :D x

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  94. Make more time for myself to do things I enjoy

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  95. Pass my driving test! it's been a long time coming and this year is my year :)

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  96. I would love to grow my blog and social media following and just have more adventures with my children x

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  97. I am considering changing my entire life.. again. At very least I am going to get stronger and make sure people in my life hear what I have to say.

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  98. Finally get a divorce as we have been split up 16 years

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