The fun swimming gala
Jun30

The fun swimming gala

I’ve said it before and I’ll no doubt say it again – our primary school isn’t very good at sport. They do enter lots of competitions, but they don’t do much training or necessarily choose their strongest team. My daughter loves swimming and was very excited to be picked for a gala at her absolute favourite swimming pool – the outdoor pool. Now I’m not a lover of swimming and, although the...

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Gtech Multi cordless vacuum
Jun29

Gtech Multi cordless vacuum

I’ve never used a cordless vacuum cleaner before, but I’ve been putting the Gtech Multi through its paces. When it comes to vacuum cleaners, I have long favoured a Henry. Henry is robust, powerful and very, very good at cleaning. He is also heavy and rather cumbersome. There are times, when someone has just walked a bit of mud or grass in, or dropped a biscuit on the floor, when it doesn’t feel worth getting the big...

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Fifteen
Jun27

Fifteen

Happy birthday to my biggest boy! Fifteen today. Fifteen?! How on earth did that happen?! I’m not going to lie to you and say it seems like only yesterday that he was born. Because it doesn’t. I can barely remember life before him. I can’t really remember him as a baby or a toddler either. Having three kids in under five years tends to have that effect on the memory. I guess my memories aren’t that clear until...

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Silent Sunday 26.6.16
Jun25

Silent Sunday 26.6.16

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Tooth and Nail by Ian Rankin
Jun24

Tooth and Nail by Ian Rankin

After reading two of the best thrillers I’d read in a long time, After the Crash and I’m Travelling Alone, I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about going back to reading one of Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus novels. I enjoyed the first two books in the series, Knots and Crosses and Hide and Seek, but they weren’t really in the same ball park as After the Crash and I’m Travelling Alone. I shouldn’t...

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