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THE ROAR OF THE CROWD

06/19/11

Well what an adventure we have been on this week.All four children have been performing in Billy Elliot at the prestigious Alhambra theatre. Those regular readers will know that it has been a bit…

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BEING BRAVER THAN YOU ARE

06/14/11

I’ve always been a bit shy. I suspect it’s rooted in my nomadic childhood. I’ve often wondered whether, if we hadn’t moved house every three years or so, my confidence…

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FINDING TIME

06/09/11

There are never enough hours in the day are there? It’s such a challenge to get through the stuff you have to do and reach the things that you want…

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CHILDREN BEING CHILDREN

06/04/11

We’re just back from a week in the woods. Not the wild kind with no civilization to speak of and a bear around every tree stump but the contrived and…

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THE PERILS OF PACKING

05/28/11

We are going for our annual pilgrimage to Centerparcs on Monday and so this weekend I’m packing. How can it possibly take me two days to pack for a minibreak? It’s ridiculous I know but…

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PROCRASTINATION

05/23/11

Today I’m not that busy. Oh there’s stuff to be done. The flotsam and jetsam of a weekend with a houseful needs returning to its rightful home. There’s laundry and…

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A FRENCH EXCHANGE

05/19/11

My eldest came  home with a letter from school yesterday. It was inviting her to participate in a long standing French Exchange arrangement through school. We have less than forty-eight hours…

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YOU SHALL GO TO THE BALL

05/14/11

Next weekend, like Cinderella, I am going to the ball. It’s not the one with glass slippers and unavoidable clock chimes. This one is organised by the PTA at the…

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A UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

05/08/11

So the first year of my six year marathon to get an English Literature degree is almost over. All assignments have been duly completed and marked and I just have…

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DAYDREAMS

05/02/11

So a commoner has married a prince and with that unlikely union has realised the dreams of generations of little girls. When I was a child, I was constantly being…