Category Archives: Behind the Scenes at AOW

#bookswappers anonymous

Amanda’s ‘I am tearing my hair out!’ Fee’s ‘buyer’s guilt’. Caroline google-stalking her recipient…. #bookswap anxiety has well and truly hit, folks. (I’m only enjoying you all flapping on twitter a *tiny* bit, promise. Actually, who am I kidding. I’ve given myself a ridiculous mountain to climb with my person – it’s going to take [...]

Categories: Behind the Scenes at AOW, Books
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Aloof AOW and Friendship

Last Wednesday, Clare announced she was leaving the blog.  You left some beautiful comments for her. She was moved.  Although, she’s Clare, so she’d never admit it. Anna: Gah. The comments on your post today, C.  WEEPING. Clare: I know! Aisling: So bloody lovely. [five minutes later] Clare: I guess the comments are ok.  They’re [...]

Categories: Behind the Scenes at AOW, Family, Friends and Relationships, Written By Aisling, Written By Anna
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Some drivel. And an announcement…

Reasons that I love AOW: 1. Best readers ever. Full stop. I could elaborate, but I’m not sure that I need to. Somehow, we have had the great luck to bring together a collection of wise, eloquent, kind, smart women, who I am honoured to know, even if only virtually in most cases. 2. AOPs [...]

Categories: Behind the Scenes at AOW, Life
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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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A New Year

7 am, 1st January 2014. New year, new start, new adventures, new – MOTHER OF GOD, OW. There I was, lounging in bed with Stella, playing a happy if slightly exuberant game of ‘Where’s your nose?’ (THERE IT IS! BOOP!) when ohmigodmyeyeImblindmyeyeohmigodHELPME. Either it was a genuine accident or she’s inherited her dad’s fierce competitiveness. [...]

Categories: Behind the Scenes at AOW, Written By Aisling
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Merry Christmas…

Mince pies eaten – 86 (low-balling) No of time ‘The Holiday and Love Actually watched – 16 (each) Presents wrapped – too many Yule Log trial runs – 3 (nailed it. We *think*) Terry’s Chocolate Oranges waiting to be eaten – 6 (they’re not Terry’s, they’re MINE) Trips into town with Stella just to look [...]

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Clare Barker Wells Photography

This may seem like old news, to those of you who follow me on instagram, or facebook, but now seemed like as good a time as any to say that Clare Barker Wells Photography is now officially open for business! It feels pretty huge saying that, especially as only two years ago I’d never picked [...]

Categories: Behind the Scenes at AOW, Jobs For The Girls, Money and Career, Written By Clare
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Home is where the ‘character features’ are?

Ladies and gentlemen – my 10 year old cousin, Dominique… What does the cheese say to itself in the mirror? Halloooooo Miiii! ………. Because HALLOUMI is a cheese. HALLOU and MI. D’you get it? Wait, I’ll get a pen and write it down for you. This kid is my hero. I always thought I loved her like [...]

Categories: Behind the Scenes at AOW, Life Experience
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AOW do Race For Life 2013

I’d love to be able to show you pictures of the sensational dinner we had after the race, but every single one of us was too busy ramming our faces with the best burgers, fries and milkshakes (lime milkshake! LIME!) in the whole wide world to take any. A humongous thank you to the brilliant [...]

Categories: Behind the Scenes at AOW, Health
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We did it. You did it. Seven of us ran and walked and sweated our way around the Race for Life course at Richmond and many,  many more of you made it worth our while with your INCREDIBLE donations. You wonderful, brilliant, amazing people have helped us raise £1067.50 for Cancer Research UK and I [...]

Categories: Behind the Scenes at AOW, Health, Written By Aisling
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Hello! We're Clare, Aisling and Anna and welcome to a corner of the world where smart, flawed, real women talk about the bigger picture; about their experiences, stories and opinions on all aspects of being a woman today, from marriage to feminism to pretty, too.

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