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SKATING

02/17/10

Today my family and I went ice skating at the outside rink in Leeds City Centre. It was busy – it’s half term after all – but we all enjoyed…

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SATURDAYS

02/13/10

A friend of mine has this fantastic routine on a Saturday. He can sum it up in just four words. Skips. Blades. Cider. Bed. He takes his son with him…

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VIRTUAL FRIENDS

02/11/10

So, after three months of fretting about whether to sign up and three months of typing away feverishly, my Open University course is over. And I passed which pleases me….

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LYING

02/08/10

I cannot tell a lie – I am a hopeless liar. It’s not particularly that I am an “as honest as the day is long kind of girl” although I…

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OUTNUMBERED

02/03/10

I bought myself a DVD of the first series of “Outnumbered”. I feel so much better. I know that it’s fictional but it has to be based on real life…

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AN ACCIDENT

02/03/10

Just over three years ago I knocked a child over in my car. He was about 12 and the first I saw of him was when he bounced off my…

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LEAPLING

01/31/10

February tomorrow. Nice short month with two of my family’s birthdays contained within. That is, two if you ask the rest of them but just one if you ask me….

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QUITTING STUFF

01/29/10

“Muuuum?””Yes.””I don’t want to play the sax any more.””Yes you do. Now eat your breakfast and shut up!”See? What a model parent I am. To be fair it didn’t go…

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THE GUITAR

01/27/10

The hatch opened with an ominous creak. Cautiously, I pushed my head through and waited whilst my eyes adjusted to the gloom. Generally, I had no reason to go into…

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VITA SACKVILLE-WEST I AM NOT

01/24/10

I have to admit defeat. That’s not something I say often but I am realistic enough to know when I am beaten. And I am. I have to accept that…