We had a teenage party
Jul23

We had a teenage party

I’m not sure why my son wanted a party for his 17th birthday. Neither of my boys have been interested in doing much for their birthdays for a few years now. Maybe it’s because he’s so much happier and more settled at his new school. Or maybe it’s because he’s seen others have them. But, either way, my son was determined to have a teenage party in the garden. And I was not keen. As he was away on Explorer...

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Silent Sunday 22.7.18
Jul22

Silent Sunday 22.7.18

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I Found You by Lisa Jewell
Jul20

I Found You by Lisa Jewell

Earlier this year, I read Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell, which I really enjoyed. I’d heard good things about her previous thriller, I Found You, so I knew I had to give it a go. Lily is young, newly-married and living in a strange country (the UK), where she knows no one. Every day, she looks forward to her husband coming home from work and the loving texts he sends her. But one day, he doesn’t come home and Lily is...

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Helping my son become an adult
Jul19

Helping my son become an adult

My eldest turned 17 a few weeks ago. It’s quite a scary milestone. In just a year’s time, he will have finished his A Levels and left school. And he will be an adult. Kids don’t miraculously become adults as the clock ticks past midnight on their 18th birthdays. It’s a long and gradual process, which starts when they are about 14 or 15 and doesn’t finish until they are well into their 20s. But it’s...

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Gromit Unleashed 2 – my husband’s first Gromit trail
Jul17

Gromit Unleashed 2 – my husband’s first Gromit trail

It’s five years since Gromit Unleashed landed on the streets of Bristol. The kids and I absolutely loved Gromit hunting. Two years later came Shaun in the City. So I was very excited to hear that Gromit Unleashed 2 had arrived in Bristol and was looking forward to going with the kids in the school holidays. (And keeping my fingers crossed that my 17 year old son would still want to go with us, because this is like a family...

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