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NEW YEAR’S EVE ANTICS

01/01/12

Happy New Year to you all. I type this with a huge New Year’s Eve lash up kind of bandage on my little finger which makes hitting anything on the…

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THE FATHER CHRISTMAS FIB

12/24/11

Complicated fib, this Father Christmas thing.It’s great when they are little. As long as they aren’t terrified out of their wits by the prospect of a strange, bearded man wandering around the…

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IT’S MY CHRISTMAS TOO

12/12/11

So, the tree is up and the house is full of twinkly lights. It must be nearly Christmas. And there are various other tell tale indicators of the impending festivities.1….

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WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?

11/30/11

“I want to be Prime Minister!” announced one of my children over breakfast yesterday.”Great idea!” I replied. “And what will you do?” There then followed a list of reforms that were…

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MIND MAPS

11/22/11

As you may know, I am studying for a degree in English Literature with the Open University and last night I had a tutorial. It’s only the second one of…

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A UNIFORM APPROACH

11/15/11

The school attended by my older two children is bringing in Business Wear for the sixth form. A list has been drawn up of what constitutes ‘business wear’ which is…

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DOMESTIC DISASTER

11/06/11

My washer broke down this week – words to send a chill down the spine of any woman. Of all my time saving devices, my washing machine is the one…

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HOLIDAYS NOT EN FAMILLE

10/25/11

My baby is going away today. I wish she wasn’t. I like to have everyone at home where I can touch them if I need to! It’s not like it’s…

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EXPLODING EXPLETIVES

10/20/11

I love to swear. I know I’m not supposed to. I’m a responsible parent, in control of my faculties and with an extensive vocabulary at my disposal. But sometimes only a swear…

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TO ZAP OR NOT TO ZAP?

10/15/11

I’m trying to make a decision. Should I have laser eye surgery? Or not?I’ve been wearing contact lenses all day every day for almost thirty years. First hard ones in…