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JAMIE OLIVER – MY HERO

11/07/10

Feeding the family continues to trouble me. The same old meals churned out week after week boring not only me to shop for and cook but the poor family to…

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IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING

11/03/10

“In the wee small hours of the morning, while the whole wide world is fast asleep, you lie awake and think about….” Well, just about anything really.It’s 4.55. I know…

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CONFUSING HALLOWE’EN

10/31/10

Hallowe’en confuses me. There are lots of things about it that I just don’t understand. Mainly, what happened to the traditional English Hallowe’en of my childhood? No knocking on doors – that…

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HORMONAL HELL

10/26/10

Hormones. Who’d have ’em?If you’re a bloke reading this then you can either go and check some sporting results instead or read on, smug in the knowledge that you will…

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MY BOOK – THE UPDATE

10/21/10

So, my book is almost finished. Note the optimistic use of the word ‘almost’. There is still some work to do. I have a character whose fate I have not…

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GROWING OLD GRACEFULLY

10/18/10

I’m no spring chicken. I’m hardly past it but I think it’s fair to say that the first bloom of youth sailed over the horizon quite some time ago.Every so…

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WORKING HARD AT NOT WORKING

10/13/10

Have you noticed how the things people say sometimes stick with you for years? Somebody once told me never to fall out with friends over things our children have done….

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DEAD PETS

10/11/10

This weekend one of our guinea pigs died. Having looked a bit out of sorts for a few days, it chose the day of my eight year old’s birthday party to…