Monthly Archives: January 2014

Any Other Photo {Fran and Dave}

I first saw one of Fran’s wedding photos on Instagram. Straight away, I wanted to see more and I’m so delighted to be able to share her GORGEOUS AOP with you this chilly Friday morning. Love me a twinkly light… Choosing my AOP has taken a while. I convinced myself it was because I couldn’t [...]

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Behind Closed Doors: Not Giving Up

At Any Other Woman, you can talk about anything. Anything you want at all. Any subject, any time. We are proud to be able to provide that platform for you, it makes our hearts sing. But we do understand that sometimes there are topics that are too sensitive, too divisive, simply too hard to write [...]

Categories: Behind Closed Doors
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Running a wedding dress boutique – testimonials

Happy New Year! I hope you’re all having the most fabulous 2014 already! I really am, the Boutique is busy with appointments, and the main way brides hear about me is from good old fashioned word of mouth which, to me, is the best way! I thought I’d keep this one short and sweet this [...]

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Weekend Wonderings

AOW-ettes, this is the best chocolate cake recipe in the world. You’re welcome. The recipe originally comes from an Usborne Children’s cookery book I had when I was just a wee bouncy thing, and I used to sit at the oven door, licking a spoon, watching my cake rise in the oven. The page that [...]

Categories: Food, Weekend Wonderings
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Any Other Photo {Fran and John}

Today’s AOP from Fran is such a sweet story – I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a lovelier, more thoughtful father-in-law! And then Fran’s own dad… What a special moment to have captured and to be able to treasure forever. I love this one. Picking a single image to sum up my wedding day [...]

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Will You Be My Friend?

Today,with thanks to Siobhan, we’re discussing something we’ve touched on before at AOW.  It’s the thorny issue of making friends as an adult – and incidentally, in my humble opinion, one of the very best things about this blog.   We’re all here to talk to each other, and learn from each other, and the [...]

Categories: Family, Friends and Relationships
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Dude, where’s my glow?

Me, 15 weeks pregnant: Would you say I’m glowing yet? I’m supposed to get a glow in my second trimester. G: You went quite bright red in the face when you were throwing up earlier? [long pause] Me: I’m hungry. I have honestly never known hunger like this. A few years ago I remember reading [...]

Categories: Becoming a Mother, Family, Friends and Relationships
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Weekend Wonderings

Happy Weekend, one and all! Short and sweet (or savoury?) today, a blinder of a recipe that I tried recently in preparation for Stella’s first birthday party. Which, in case you were wondering, I am raging denial about. But that’s another post. So. Bacon and cheese scones. Perfect for breakfast, too, I suspect? Recipe from [...]

Categories: Weekend Wonderings
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Any Other Photo – Sophie and Stuart

I am ridiculously honoured and excited that this is the first post I get to introduce on Any Other Woman because it is, quite frankly, brilliant and I really identify with what Sophie says. It reminds me that happiness doesn’t have to be about the big moments, the excitement and the euphoria. Happiness is also the quiet [...]

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Now at last

…they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story no one on earth has ever read, which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before. -C.S. Lewis Eleanor Victoria Joyce Kasparian 7lb 11oz 15th January 2014, 10.29am Adored.

Categories: Any Other Baby, Behind the Scenes at AOW
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