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The Virtues of Virtual Travel

08/07/14

Travel broadens the mind, they say.What about virtual travel? Does that count?I only ask because I’ve been having great fun hopping round the internet as Cara, the protagonist in my…

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My Little Temper Tantrum

07/30/14

The school summer holidays are five days old ( two of which were the weekend) and I have already had my first meltdown. Is this early or am I following…

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Notes to my Younger Self

07/13/14

A couple of weeks ago, when writing the piece about choosing universities, I started thinking about the things I might have told my younger self if only I’d had the…

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University choices.

06/22/14

One minute your bouncing them on your knee and checking your back for tell-tale trails of baby sick and the next….Yesterday I began the tour of Universities with my eldest…

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Le Bon Mot

06/14/14

“A teenager who led police on a 19-minute high-speed chase while his pregnant girlfriend screamed at him to stop has been locked up.”Not my words but a sentence pilfered from…

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Maxine Peake and Beryl Burton.

06/09/14

You’ve got to love Maxine Peake.From the irrepressible Twinkle in Dinner Ladies to the straight-talking Martha in Silk, she is fast becoming a national treasure of stage and screen.So when…

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Tracking

06/04/14

My course is finished for another year so it’s time to focus on other stuff. The garden would be useful or maybe the state of my kitchen cupboards. But no……

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Chimamanda Nqozi Adichie

05/31/14

Last night as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival, I went to see Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speak about her writing and her life.I have to admit to not having read any of her…

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A Challenge

05/29/14

The nice people at Write -Track set a challenge of writing a piece using the names of the coding languages that they are using to improve the site as prompts. Never one…