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MUMS MAKE CHRISTMAS

12/10/12

Oooh! What a fuss the Asda Christmas advert seemed to be causing. If you haven’t seen it, it suggests that mums do Christmas and for the rest of the family Christmas…

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THAT SPECIAL SOMETHING

12/02/12

When my eldest was three and I took her to Maureen Williams School of Dance to enrol, I had no idea what I was getting us into. Now, thirteen years later, dance…

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TIRED OF FATHER CHRISTMAS

11/23/12

I’m tired of Father Christmas.Am I allowed to say that or am I committing some huge maternal faux pas? I have been embracing his funny little ways to the best…

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NANOWROMO – WEEK ONE.

11/07/12

I’m afraid that my life is being totally dominated by attempts to complete a novel in a month and so, somewhat self indulgently, I’m going to witter on about it…

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NANOWRIMO

10/25/12

“Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year?” someone wrote on Facebook.”What?” I thought.I had no idea what NaNoWriMo was or whether it was something that I wanted to be doing. A little…

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FIGHTING YOUR OWN BATTLES

10/16/12

One of the hardest lessons that I have had to learn as a parent is when to welly in and when to leave well alone. And it has been really…

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TO SPELL OR NOT TO SPELL

10/11/12

I can’t spell. I never could. I think my first school was what was called ‘progressive’ and we were pretty much left to our own devices. As a result, spelling…

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BUT IS IT ANY GOOD?!

10/03/12

It’s October so it must be Ilkley Literature Festival. Town is full of writers promoting their books and tv presenters promoting the books with their names on the jacket. There’s…

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THE GENTLE ART OF CORRESPONDENCE

09/21/12

I miss letters. Not the typed correspondence that arrives from the bank or insurance company but proper, handwritten letters. The sort of letters that you delay opening until you have…