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MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

01/01/11

Happy New Year.As I have mentioned before, I love the start of things. With my leanings towards the over sentimental, I’m not much good with ends. They make me wistful…

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THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT

12/30/10

I find it hard to decide what I would like for Christmas. When I was a child it was straightforward. I would settle on something – a tape recorder, a…

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GREENER GRASS

12/27/10

It’s snowing. Again. The garden is still white from the last dump over a week ago. I’m beginning to find it hard to visualise the colour green. It’s no longer…

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EXPOSURE

12/22/10

It was my Book Group’s Christmas get together last night. Notwithstanding the Arctic temperatures, we battled our way to my local pub where a roaring fire warmed our cockles. High…

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MRS WEASLEY’S CLOCK

12/18/10

 I know what I want for Christmas. It’s one of those clocks that Mrs Weasley has in the Harry Potter books. You know the one. It tells her the whereabouts…

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MY IMAGINARY CHRISTMAS

12/13/10

Funny time of year, Christmas. Back in July, when I thought about the festive season briefly from the comfort of my sun bed, I pictured myself in my kitchen surrounded…

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FICTIONAL UPSET

12/11/10

Our bedtime story over the last few weeks has been ‘Barkbelly’, a charming tale about a wooden boy and his quest to find where he fits into the world (Barkbelly)….

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WANTING TO BE LIKED

12/08/10

I have to give relationship counselling to my children, particularly the girls, on a fairly regular basis. I don’t mean with the opposite sex, although there has been a little…

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STRUGGLES WITH MY CONSCIENCE

12/04/10

You want the best for your children. They lie there in your arms but a few hours old and you promise them the world, that you will move heaven and…