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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

07/31/11

My given name is Imogen Jane Bromley and so it was until I reached 28, got married and, following age old tradition, took my husband’s name. Growing up in the…

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HAVING FUN WITH LEG-WARMERS

07/27/11

It’s high summer. My garden is in full bloom. The children are playing barefoot on the lawn late into the evening. I wait all year for this. But lo. What…

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WHY I HATE FESTIVALS

07/24/11

We went to a festival this weekend, Deer Shed in North Yorkshire. It is billed as being kids and family friendly and I would have to agree with the tag line. When I…

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THE POWER OF SUGGESTION

07/24/11

I was listening to a science show on the radio. It was about the relationship between science and the world of the psychic phenomena. It made lots of interesting points…

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A MOMENTARY LAPSE

07/19/11

6            Natasha Blakeman sat at the table in her well appointed kitchen and wept. In the next room the twins were fighting over a toy train or a book or…

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THE SUMMER HOLIDAY

07/12/11

‘There’s no point going to school for the last two weeks of term.’So affirmed my daughter at the breakfast table this morning. It appears that what, in my day, was…

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HIDDEN PEOPLE

07/08/11

Last week my friend went on a course. Billed as ‘Vikings and Volcanoes’, it was designed to be a day’s romp through the highlights of Iceland but actually they seemed…

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SPEAKING TO STRANGERS

07/05/11

I walked to school carrying a Lego model yesterday. It was an intricate reconstruction of a some scene from a Harry Potter film which my youngest had spent ages building…

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NON-COMPETITIVE SPORTS’ DAYS

06/29/11

It was Sports’ Day at our primary school this week. In fact there are two – one for each key stage. The one for the younger children is labelled a Games Afternoon,…

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SPEEDING

06/23/11

On the way to my eldest’s saxophone exam I got caught by a speed camera. I had no idea until the letter plopped onto my doormat. In my defence, I…