Moranthology by Caitlin Moran
Jan25

Moranthology by Caitlin Moran

We all love Caitlin Moran, don’t we? In fact, we want to be her, don’t we? Or maybe that’s jsut bloggers… These are the reasons we (I) love Caitlin Moran: She’s funny She’s cool She’s a mother Yes, she’s funny, cool AND a mother She says stupid things without thinking like the rest of us She drops things, falls over and makes a fool of herself like the rest of us She has the most amazing...

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Low maintenance?
Jan24

Low maintenance?

I’m pretty low maintenance. I don’t wear make-up and I don’t get my hair done. I’m just me – pretty much the way I was created. But despite this, I do seem to have a fairly exhaustive (and exhausting) list of things I do to myself before I go to bed. My husband just walks upstairs and drops into bed, but I have rather a lot of things I need to do: I shower (obviously) I wash and condition my hair (but...

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Keeping ’em young
Jan23

Keeping ’em young

My daughter is nearly 7. She is gorgeous and cute and adorable. She is my baby. I’m aware I treat her differently to the way I treated my sons when they were nearly 7. Because she’s the youngest and that’s just what you do with the youngest. I hope I don’t treat her younger than she is, I don’t think I do. I used to laugh at parents lifting 7 and 8 year olds out of the car and carrying them into the house...

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Public sector cuts – every cloud
Jan21

Public sector cuts – every cloud

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you will be aware that the public sector has to make huge cuts  savings. The recession doesn’t just affect Blockbusters, HMV and Woolworths, it affects the public sector too. The public sector faces a double whammy of reduced government grants and increased demand on services – from things like an ageing population and a rise in the number of...

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Good intentions
Jan20

Good intentions

My eldest came home from Scouts with a letter about yet another camp. He says he would like to do some jobs to earn the money to pay for it. I’m really pleased with him about this – that he realises money doesn’t grow on trees and you can’t automatically have everything you want. He knows we work for our money, so I’m glad that he’s volunteering to work for his too. But I do have an issue…...

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