Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess)
Jun11

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess)

When I first signed up for a Twitter account earlier this year, I went through my friend’s list of who she was following and followed the ones that looked most interesting. I picked The Bloggess. Because of course I blog too and ‘bloggess’ is like ‘goddess’. Clearly she was the queen of blogging. A few months later, I found out The Bloggess had written a book. When I was in Waterstones buying books for my...

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Room by Emma Donoghue
Jun09

Room by Emma Donoghue

Room is million-selling and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2010, so you may have already read it. If you haven’t, it comes highly recommended. By me. It divided our book group right down the middle. Some of them found the subject matter too disturbing. Others didn’t like the fact that it was written in a child’s voice. Me, I loved it. Everything about it. The only clue to what the book is about on the...

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Barcelona dreaming
Jun09

Barcelona dreaming

My travel-phobic 6 year old daughter has announced that she wants to go abroad! Specifically, she wants to go to Barcelona. This seems like too good an opportunity to miss, so we are taking her request pretty seriously. It all started when my younger son was searching the bookshelves for publishers. He is writing a book (‘101 ways to insult your enemy’ – so far he has written two of the insults) and thought...

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Still cool?
Jun08

Still cool?

I’ve got friends who resisted marriage and babies until well into their 30s, because making that commitment was admitting to being ‘old’. And they weren’t old. I like to think I’m not like that, then I think about the things I won’t do because there’s a part of me that still likes to think I’m young and cool. Even though I am a 38 year old married mum of three. Things I still can’t...

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On tattoos and football
Jun07

On tattoos and football

From nappies made of meat to tattoos and the population, here are a few of the strange things my kids talk to me about. Always when I’m driving or cooking the tea, you understand. Never when I’ve actually got a few minutes to think about their nonsense. LG age 5: What is the most unhealthy food in the world? LG age 5: I had a dream that 5 year olds turned into babies and I had a nappy and it was made of meat and I ate it....

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