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Welcome to The Pretty Walrus (read the Hello page for an explanation on the name). I am Clare, married to David, and mother to Emily and Adam. The Pretty Walrus follows our journey from the UK to Malta to Dubai, and all our adventures along the way. Enjoy your stay!

The BritMums Blog Carnival

Months ago, I signed up to host a Blog Carnival and my turn happened to be on the 7th May. I don't think I realised at the time that I'd have a new baby by then; I'm not actually sure I knew I was pregnant when I signed up. But here we are, and I'd completely forgotten that it was my turn and therefore didn't have much time to publicize the carnival. But it hasn't stopped there being some really good blog posts submitted. And here they are...

- Kirsty writes about the ten worst toys you could buy for babies and toddlers. I can guarantee that there will be many of you nodding knowingly as you read this.

- Fellow expat Janine writes about how not to travel with kids. I'll be coming back to this one when we plan our first trip with both kids!

- Mari has recently celebrated ten years of no smoking! You'll want to read this if you are struggling to quit. Inspirational.

- Talking of inspirational (remember this?), Frannie has beaten Fuckwit!

- Maddie's daughter is keeping her on her toes. Sleep-deprived and all out of Touche Eclat, she can still make us laugh in Chips: 0 - Sleep-Deprived Zombie Parents: 1

- Nova writes about her struggle to let her son go now that he's an adult and off on a gap year adventure. Makes me wish I could freeze time right now...

- Whether or not you've done it before, pregnancy can be a worrisome time - as Helen discovers when she is told she needs an emergency scan.

- Jodie writes about modern-day sex education for children in a way that will help them understand all the risks involved.

- Minty tells of an impromptu day out in London, and a clairvoyant's reading.



  1. Thank you for including me in your carnival, there's some excellent reading there

    1. My pleasure, and thank you for your help with the Carnival. I hope to host another one at some point soon!

  2. Thanks for including Eeh Bah Mum. Am trying to read other stuff but the sun is making it hard to see the screen. ( had to say that could be the only day this ever happens in Yorkshire)

  3. How on earth have you managed to do this with a newborn...amazing! Thank you so much for including me.

    1. Haha thank you, I feel a bit 'Superwoman' now ;)


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