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THE ADVENTURES OF HERMAN

03/17/12

“I’ve got you a cake,” said a friend of mine a few weeks ago. She must have seen my face light up because she quickly continued.”Well,” she confessed. “When I say…

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A CLEAR HEAD

03/09/12

I am just back from my annual jaunt to the French Alps without my family. Early each March I meet myself coming back as I try to organise my life…

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FRETTING

02/29/12

I’ve been getting myself in a bit of a pickle recently. It happens from time to time, generally when I have too much to coordinate. The fret lasts until the…

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KEEPING A DIARY

02/19/12

We were in Amsterdam last week and we visited Anne Frank’s house. It was harrowing and heartbreaking as you would expect. All those people hiding for all that time and…

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WHO’D BE A GOVERNOR?

02/11/12

Forget what’s going on in America. Imogen Clark is standing for election as a Parent Governor at our secondary school. There are two vacancies and a startling seven nominees. The…

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A BRAVE NEW WORLD

02/04/12

I am a fan of technology. I’m just not awfully good at it. But I’m trying to learn.I first decided that I needed to improve my almost non-existent knowledge when…

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BRITISH ENGLISH?

01/22/12

I have a new computer. It’s American and it can’t spell.That’s probably not fair. It’s an American computer and it can spell in American but I am English and it’s…

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MUSICAL CHOICES

01/16/12

I seem to have stopped listening to music. It wasn’t a conscious decision – it just kind of crept up on me. I gradually slipped from being someone who always…

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SOCK TROUBLE

01/08/12

My socks keep twisting round in my boots.  I know it’s not the kind of news that is going to keep you awake at night but it is really annoying….

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CHUCKING STUFF OUT

01/03/12

There is something very satisfying about throwing things away. It gives me a sense of order, of moving forward. It reminds me that in the fight between me and stuff,…