Practical Advice From The North of England


‘Dear Jo,

I do hope your ankle is getting better as you will need all your speed to run away from the muggers. I didn’t read it in the Daily Mail, it’s just what I’ve heard…’

– My Mum, May 2013 (paraphrased)

Love you Mum.

4 thoughts on “Practical Advice From The North of England

  1. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was wondering what all is needed to get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty
    penny? I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% positive. Any
    tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

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      You can pay to upgrade and customise your themes or for a URL that is not WordPress identified.

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      I hope this helps. Best of lluck with your blog.


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