A low pain threshold?
Jun30

A low pain threshold?

The other day I got a phone call from school at 1.30pm. As the school secretary talked, all I could think of was ‘hang on, when are you going to say there’s nothing to worry about?’. Because that’s the first thing they always say, and I really appreciate that – a phone call from school always makes my stomach drop. But she didn’t say it. Because there was something to worry about. My daughter had...

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The French exchange (Treating the house like a hotel)
Jun29

The French exchange (Treating the house like a hotel)

After my son enjoyed his trip to France on the French exchange so much, I was looking forward to the return visit. I had high hopes. I was also slightly nervous, because I knew I would have to be a good mum and a good host. And what does a good mum and a good host do? They cook things. Proper things. Using ingredients. They don’t get stuff out of the freezer and put it in the oven, like I do for my kids most days of the week...

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Silent Sunday 28.6.15
Jun28

Silent Sunday 28.6.15

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Project 365 2015 Week 26
Jun27

Project 365 2015 Week 26

Week 26! Halfway through the year! June is always a busy week and this has been one of the busiest weeks I can remember. I’ve really enjoyed it, but it’s been very tiring! Here’s our week in pictures… Day 171 – Saturday 20th June – at Britmums Live! I thought about posting a pic of Carol Smillie and her pants , but in the end I opted for these two lovely ladies – Emma from Crazy with Twins and...

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This Boy by Alan Johnson
Jun26

This Boy by Alan Johnson

Politicians, eh? All born with a silver spoon in their mouths. Even the Labour ones. Right? Wrong. I wouldn’t have chosen to read This Boy by Alan Johnson myself, but I was short on books, so borrowed a couple from my mum. It’s good to do that from time to time – I end up reading things I wouldn’t choose myself, yet I enjoy them every bit as much. This book is probably more suited to my parents’...

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