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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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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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Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband dearly…

One of my friends says that I often use the phrase ‘I love my husband dearly but…’ and she knows there will then be some sort of mildly incredulous comment on his behaviour that I don’t want anyone to misconstrue … Continue reading

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