Tag Archives: Kids

Scrabbling around; or why squiggle won’t have me fazed..

Two weeks into the long summer break some people reading this will be on the verge of murder, or at least considering putting their offspring on ebay with no reserve. Those without children to entertain over the next month might … Continue reading

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Photographs – the art of memories

I have recently posted a blog (Why I like to look up sometimes) on the Sticky Fingers Gallery. The gallery is a brilliant idea, offering bloggers the opportunity to submit a post with photos on a weekly theme, the last … Continue reading

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Sisters are growing it for themselves….

My sister Jane is a proper gardener. She works with plants all day; knows Latin names for things and has won awards. Her skill has even resulted in her kissing Mark Ramprakash so I was a little surprised about 18 … Continue reading

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More reflections – why we’re NOT all going on a summer holiday…

My friend Jo of Slummy single mummy fame has recently written a lovely blog entitled ‘We’re all going on a summer holiday‘ about the beginning of the school holidays, finding things to entertain her two girls and the challenges of … Continue reading

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Toy Story 3 in 3D! It’s View Master on steroids…

This is not exactly a review of the film Toy Story 3, I feel I would need to see it at least twice more to really appreciate everything that is going on and everything that is simply wonderful about it. … Continue reading

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Raspberry picking – or It never pays to turn back the clock

I have just come back from what I thought would be a lovely morning fruit picking, with my husband, daughter and her friend Harriet who is staying with us for a few days. Isn’t there something in all of us … Continue reading

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Reflections – a new meaning to jumping into puddles…

As I sit here at my desk, with a view out over our garden I sip a lovely hot cup of tea and watch as streams of rain run down the window, blown ever harder against the glass as the … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? A lot of trouble if you get it wrong, that’s what…

I was interested to read today an article featured on gurgle.com about the 10 worst celebrity baby names.¬†It was the usual suspects – Paula Yates, Jordan, the Beckhams¬†- but strangely enough not the Grogans. This is a surprise, because over … Continue reading

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Finding focus – learning to be a blogging mummy

First of all I have to apologise to anyone who logged on to my blog yesterday to be faced with a gruesome image of John Redwood staring at them for all the world as if he were some matinee idol. … Continue reading

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Watching your kids compete – bad mum or bad loser?

“Welcome to the English School’s National Athletics Championships from the Alexander Stadium Birmingham. Today you will get up at five for a two-hour drive to sit , with no leg room, in sweltering heat proudly watching your daughter Evie representing … Continue reading

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