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NINE YEARS ON

05/01/09

This weekend there is an anniversary to be noted in my life. Not a big one to be celebrated with cards and balloons and much levity. It will pass quietly,…

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I WISH I’D THOUGHT OF THAT

04/29/09

Great ideas that I wish I’d had. The Anywayup cup. The Ugg boot. The Filofax. It must be fantastic to have an idea that everyone else likes so much that…

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THE NEED FOR A BREAK

04/26/09

Have I mentioned that I haven’t been on holiday for ages? It’s been eight months. Way too long! Because of the way I run my life, I spend almost all…

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THE JOY OF A SUNTAN

04/19/09

Today was the first day that it was warm enough to sit in the sun and expose flesh and so a girl’s mind turns to tanning. Now I know that…

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EARRINGS

04/12/09

This week daughter number 2 had her ears pierced. It was almost exactly a year since her sister had hers done and now the precedent is set for daughter number…

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FRUSTRATING TECHNOLOGY

04/08/09

Days like today remind me how astonishingly inadequate my knowledge of all things technological actually is. If you have read this blog since its inception you will know that some…

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FAMILY STEREOTYPES

04/06/09

Families. Love them or loathe them? Discuss.It depends on the family I suppose. And who you mean by family. In this instance I mean the family into which I was…

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NICE CUP OF TEA

04/02/09

I am frustrated and disappointed. The G20 Summit meets in London. Lots of important men shaking hands, slapping each other on the back and smiling in the reflected glory of…

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MATERNAL INSTINCTS

03/29/09

Big week in our house. My eldest has to go for an operation under general anesthetic. It’s not a big procedure. She doesn’t have to stay over night and she…

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PTA HELL

03/28/09

PTA events are always a bit of a struggle for me. I am not good at committees generally. I always get cross with the proceedings and/or the other attendees. This…