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THE ROYAL ‘I DO’ DO

04/29/11

It’s Royal Wedding Day. Today the heir to the British throne (once removed) is to marry his university sweetheart whilst the whole country sits divided and either watches, enraptured or…

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FOOD IN FRANCE

04/25/11

We are just back from a few days in Paris. Spurred on by our surprisingly successful trip to London last Easter, we decided to venture further still and try and…

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TACKLING MOUNT EIGER

04/18/11

I make no apologies for writing about the mundane here on my page. Most of the time, that’s how life in general and my life in particular seems to be….

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MANCHESTER V LEEDS

04/11/11

I was in Manchester on Saturday for the first time in many a moon. It was a really warm day and the city was looking at its best. The streets…

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EXPLOSIONS!

04/05/11

There were tremors in our house this morning. I’m not sure they would have registered on the Richter scale but they were certainly felt by my children.When I had calmed down a…

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FREE TIME

03/31/11

Today is a day with no plan. They don’t come around very often. Invariably there is something that shapes the time between the school bells. Some work, some studying, coffee…

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MAGGIE AND THE MINERS

03/29/11

My children recently watched ‘Billy Elliot’ and it has given rise to all kinds of questions. Who was Margaret Thatcher? Is she still alive? What’s a picket line? Aren’t boys…

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CRITIQUE BY COMMITTEE

03/26/11

As regular readers will know, not least because I have wittered on about it endlessly, I spent the best part of last year penning my first novel. Despite numerous self…

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TOO SCHOOL FOR COOL

03/23/11

I’ve never been cool. It doesn’t bother me. I reconciled my wishes with reality many a moon ago. When I was a child, I didn’t fit into the popular group. Instead I…

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WANDERLUST

03/20/11

If you have a good memory, you may remember me blogging last summer about how I was finished with pets. I was so self righteous and determined  in my view…