My Sister Jodie by Jacqueline Wilson
Jun30

My Sister Jodie by Jacqueline Wilson

Reading with my daughter is one of my greatest pleasures. And regular readers will know that we like nothing better than a Jacqueline Wilson. She bought My Sister Jodie a couple of months back, and the lady in the shop warned us it was a sad one. But, as readers of Jacqueline Wilson know, they nearly always are sad ones! The blurb certainly sounded interesting. Two sisters Pearl, who tells the story, and Jodie, her elder sister move...

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This week, last week
Jun29

This week, last week

June is always a busy month for us. We have two birthdays and other stuff just keeps cropping up all the time. Our lives are always busy anyway, with three kids, three schools (OK, not right now) and loads of after school activities. But this year, with one child just finished GCSEs and one about to leave primary school, June has taken on a whole new level of craziness. Things that I should be enjoying just become a massive chore to...

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Happy 16th birthday!
Jun27

Happy 16th birthday!

Sixteen years ago today, at just after midnight and after a long labour, a tiny boy came into the world. He had lots of dark hair and big blue eyes. He grew into the most beautiful toddler. And then I blinked. And 16 years had flown by. The toddler was gone. My beautiful baby boy is very nearly a man. He’s close to 6 foot with size 11 feet. He walks around the house like a bull in a china shop. But he’s still my baby boy....

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The new school open evening
Jun26

The new school open evening

My daughter had the open evening for her new grammar school last week. She had literally been counting down the days to it. By the last couple of days, she was actually counting down the hours. She was so excited! My daughter likes to be organised. She likes to know what’s happening in her life. She wanted to know what house she was in, what class she was in, who was in her class and when and where she can get her uniform. She...

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Silent Sunday 25.6.17
Jun24

Silent Sunday 25.6.17

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