Silent Sunday 13.8.17
Aug13

Silent Sunday 13.8.17

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The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza
Aug11

The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza

The Night Stalker is the second in the DCI Erika Foster series of thrillers/ detective stories by Robert Bryndza. I read the first in the series, The Girl in the Ice, earlier this year and loved it. So when my kids needed something from Amazon and I wanted to get free postage, I selflessly bought myself The Night Stalker. And I wasn’t disappointed. A doctor is found suffocated in his bed with a plastic bag over his head. Is it a...

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Still Daddy’s girl
Aug10

Still Daddy’s girl

When my daughter was away on her school residential, the other girls said they missed their mums. And my daughter didn’t get that. Not because she didn’t miss me, but because she missed her Daddy too. Why didn’t the other girls miss their dads? Why didn’t they mention them? She just couldn’t get her head round it. I know it is always said that dads and daughters have a great bond, but I don’t have...

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Betty Box monthly treats for teen girls
Aug09

Betty Box monthly treats for teen girls

Regular readers will know that I finally had the dreaded puberty talk with my daughter earlier this year. Yes, I probably should have done it sooner, but actually it felt like a good time for both of us. I feel that periods are probably still a couple of years into the future for her, partly because of her body shape and partly because I was a fairly late starter myself. But we did agree that she should be prepared with a couple of...

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A flying visit to London
Aug08

A flying visit to London

At the end of July, my husband took part in the Ride London 100 mile bike ride for the second time. As he was taking part with friends, the plan wasn’t for us to go along. But then he had to work in London on the Monday morning, which would have meant two consecutive nights away from home. With the younger two kids away on Scout camp, it was going to be a lonely weekend for my eldest and I. But it would also be a lot cheaper for...

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