Silent Sunday 31.7.16
Jul31

Silent Sunday 31.7.16

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Queen: The Definitive Biography by Laura Jackson
Jul29

Queen: The Definitive Biography by Laura Jackson

Does anyone else have that book, the one that sits at the bottom of the pile and never gets read? It’s forever being overtaken by newer and more exciting books? For me, that was Queen: The Definitive Biography by Laura Jackson. I am a huge Queen fan and bought the book second-hand on a whim at last year’s Wychwood Festival, but never got round to reading it. It was getting to the point where I thought I never would read...

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Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre, London
Jul27

Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre, London

I remember when the film of Disney’s Aladdin came out. It was the early 90s and I was a student. I wondered if a grown adult could go to a kids’ film. But I did and I loved it. I had it on video too (remember those?) and watched it a lot. I knew all the words to the songs and most of the script, just as I did with The Lion King a year later. Those were the days… Time to watch things repeatedly. Now I don’t have...

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Two years of guinea pigs
Jul26

Two years of guinea pigs

I resisted getting pets for many years, despite the pleas from my children. Because I knew exactly who would end up looking after them! If we got a pet, I always thought it would be a rabbit, because that’s what I used to have as a child and young adult. But we decided on guinea pigs almost on a whim and I’ve never looked back and regretted it! It’s two years since the guinea pigs came into our lives and...

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The broken toe and the drama performance
Jul25

The broken toe and the drama performance

There’s never a good time to break your toe, but when my son broke his toe on the day of his school drama performance, that felt like a really bad time. Of course, he really, really wanted to do the drama performance. He’d been working hard on it for the past couple of weeks. But, as he could barely walk, he was going to struggle to dance. He reluctantly agreed to miss it that day, but was most definitely going to do the...

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