Lost weekend
Jun24

Lost weekend

Weekends. They’re fun, aren’t they? A time to relax, a time to enjoy, to spend time with your family away from pressures. In our house? Not so much. Weekends are sport, sport and more sport. The kids enjoy playing sport and we enjoy watching them. But there’s a certain amount of pressure involved in being in the right place at the right time and in keeping whichever kids aren’t playing the sport entertained and...

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The country bumpkins are in town!
Jun22

The country bumpkins are in town!

When we heard that we’d got a day out at Legoland thanks to the MAD Blog awards (woo-hoo!), we decided to make a weekend of it with a trip to London. Or, specifically, a trip to see Billy Elliott, which was amazing and awesome and emotional. But what was more amazing to me was how much the kids enjoyed the minutiae of this little trip. We are so used to life in our village, our town, our school, our football team, our rugby team...

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Dear Kids…
Jun21

Dear Kids…

Dear Kids, I’m going away for two days, I’ve been looking forward to it for a year. It sounds silly, but it’s only really this morning that it’s hit me. I won’t see you for two days. I never leave you. I’m with you all the time. Nagging you. But also giving you lots of hugs and just enjoying being with you. I’m really going to miss you. The only time I’ve been away before was on a course...

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Britmums Live (worrying)
Jun20

Britmums Live (worrying)

I am one of life’s worriers. I suspect life would be a better place without worrying. I wish I could stop, but I can’t. I worry all the time. I worry about change. I worry about things that are going to happen. I worry about things that might happen. I worry about going places. I worry about things that are highly unlikely to happen. I worry about things I have no control over. Yes, I worry. All of the time. Although, to...

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Grandma World
Jun20

Grandma World

There is a special world near to where I live. It is a world which exists before and after school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and sometimes all day in the school holidays. It is a world I know very little about, but I believe it has a freezer full of ice creams, the ‘right’ food for tea, access to whatever you want to watch on telly, hairstyles mummy doesn’t know how to do and wouldn’t let you have anyway and a...

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