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EASY LIKE A SUNDAY MORNING

10/11/09

It’s 7.30 on Sunday morning and I am in bed. This is very rare. I had to do a deal with my husband to achieve it. I usually wake first…

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BEING LET DOWN

10/06/09

I feel let down. Someone who I trust has turned out to be not ready to give me what I had hoped for from our relationship. That’s twice this year…

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COME ON! DIVE IN!

10/04/09

A knock at the door. There stands the postman with a big brown box. I accept it with a smile and a word of thanks. I am excited. I look…

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BURNING THE CANDLE

09/28/09

Monday morning. Start of a new week. It’s busy in our house with all the things that should have been done on Sunday night. In and amongst everything else I…

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MY NEW CHALLENGE

09/27/09

As part of my personal campaign to fill my life with exciting and challenging things I decided that it might be a good idea to study something. After battling my…

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CAKE CLASS

09/24/09

I decorate cakes. I have done for many years. The first was the seven dwarfs in a bed for my boyfriend’s birthday when I was a teenager and then I…

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TIME TO STAND AND STARE

09/20/09

Time is passing too quickly. I don’t mean the years although, Lord knows they are flying past with a frightening velocity. No, I mean the actual days. I wake up…

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MAKING TEA

09/16/09

I am watching Nigel Slater. He is showing me, in his slightly patronizing way, how to make speedy suppers for my family. I suspect he doesn’t have four children with…

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BIG SCHOOL

09/13/09

Secondary school appears to have stolen my children and sent me back two teenagers in waiting. Well, my eldest is almost a teenager and I have had a year to…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

09/10/09

It’s my birthday soon. I love birthdays. I will be 43 which sounds quite old to me but I am ready to embrace my new age with open arms. I…