No Roaccutane – YET
May24

No Roaccutane – YET

A few months ago, I wrote about my younger son’s skin, which was starting to go downhill. In a ‘normal’ family, it wouldn’t have been cause for concern, but in our family we have to act fast when it comes to acne. Regular readers will know just how badly my eldest and I have suffered with our skin – and how quickly it went downhill. So my dermatologist always said that, with the younger kids, they were to...

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Learning to drive – and learning to park
May23

Learning to drive – and learning to park

In just a few weeks’ time, my son will be 17 and learning to drive. It’s a scary thought. He can’t wait, of course, and has been talking about it for the last year. My son is determined that my car will become his car. It won’t, but I will have to get him insured on it (I think the cost of insurance is one of the scariest things about teenagers learning to drive) and let him use it to practise – with my...

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Tewkesbury half marathon trainers trouble
May22

Tewkesbury half marathon trainers trouble

I knew my running trainers didn’t have much life left in them, so I told myself I would get a new pair as soon as I’d run the Tewkesbury half marathon. What I SHOULD have told myself is that I would get a new pair as soon as I started training for the half marathon. Just over two weeks before the race, holes appeared in my trainers. The holes went all the way through. My foot was being forced towards the holes, putting...

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Leaving my son home alone
May21

Leaving my son home alone

I wrote very recently about wondering when is the right time to give my 16 year old son more freedom. He’s coming to the end of Year 12 now and could potentially be leaving home in just over a year and I want him to be prepared for the big, bad work and able to stand on his own two feet. But at the same time, my instinct is to protect him and keep him safe. As it happens, our hands were forced a bit on giving him more freedom....

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Silent Sunday 20.5.18
May20

Silent Sunday 20.5.18

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