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HOW I DO SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

07/28/09

There is very little more likely to make me feel inadequate than a school holiday. I know I am not alone in this. Somehow I never quite live up to…

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PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS

07/26/09

I went to a party last night and someone said I was scary. The fact that I am perceived as being scary did not come as a surprise to me….

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MUSIC FOR THE SOUL

07/22/09

I spent a wonderful evening on Friday. My husband got us tickets to see The Sixteen perform in York Minster. For those not in the know, The Sixteen are widely…

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SCOUTING FOR GIRLS

07/22/09

Daughter number 2 is on Guide camp. She is somewhere in Derbyshire – I don’t really know where and I trust she is having a fantastic time notwithstanding the somewhat…

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ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER

07/19/09

Daughter number 1 is a performer. She has just finished a run in “Oliver” at the Alhambra in Bradford – fairly serious stuff although her part was relatively minor. I…

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DANCE SCHOOL

07/07/09

My girls took part in the dance open day at the weekend. Every couple of years, our dance school hires a stage and spends an afternoon showcasing what each class…

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SPORTS’ DAY

07/03/09

As the end of the summer term approaches, the minds of parents with primary school children turn to Sports’ Day. Most schools seem to have one in some guise or…

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MY COMFORT ZONE

06/28/09

Someone once told me that you should try and do something that scares you every day. I don’t suppose that means that I should drive down a busy street at…

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SCHOOL DINNERS

06/25/09

I had my lunch at school today. It was roast pork with Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, peas, cauliflower and gravy and not bad for £1.70. I sat at a trestle…