Brilliant books for teenagers – One and The Best Medicine
Aug25

Brilliant books for teenagers – One and The Best Medicine

I read a lot of kids’ books for work. Some are good, some are pretty dreadful and some are, in my opinion, very special. One by Sarah Crossan and The Best Medicine by Christine Hamill are two books for teenagers that fall into the ‘very special’ category. One by Sarah Crossan One is a beautiful book that left me in absolute bits. It tells the story of Grace and Tippi, 16-year-old conjoined twins. Narrated by Grace,...

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The GCSE results
Aug24

The GCSE results

Well, the big day has arrived. Two and a bit months after my son sat his last GCSE exam, it’s GCSE results day! My son coasted through the first three years of secondary school. He made a little bit of effort for his Year 10 exams and surprised his teachers with his results. I think it was the first time they’d realised how bright he actually is. He did OK in his mocks, getting the right balance between doing well, while...

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The importance of Scout camps
Aug23

The importance of Scout camps

Whenever I write about Scout camps, people say to me that they couldn’t bear it if their kids went away. They don’t know how they would cope without them. They’re dreading the day their kids are old enough to go away… I’ll be honest, I don’t look forward to it either. Sometimes I dread it too. I really miss them when they’re away. Sometimes I’d like to just keep them at home, all wrapped...

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Hot pants and crop tops
Aug21

Hot pants and crop tops

Sometimes my daughter wears hot pants and crop tops. That’s bad isn’t it? An 11 year old girl flaunting her body. What sort of mother allows her daughter to go out like that? Think of all the people looking at her. Think of all the people judging her mother. But, do you know what, there’s nothing bad about it. She wears her hot pants and crop tops because she’s hot. No other reason. She wears them with a lovely...

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Silent Sunday 20.8.17
Aug20

Silent Sunday 20.8.17

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