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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The puberty wake-up call
Jul16

The puberty wake-up call

The other day, my daughter was in town with her friend and texted to say that she thought she’d started her periods. I’ll be honest, I felt a bit sick. I wasn’t ready for this to happen. My daughter was brilliant though. She told me she wasn’t stressed and she didn’t want to come home early. With no further bleeding, it seems like her periods haven’t quite started, but it’s a wake-up call that...

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