The Missing Girl by Jenny Quintana
Sep21

The Missing Girl by Jenny Quintana

I’m a bookworm and, as a bookworm, I get emails from Waterstones every week with their books of the week. I’ve actually had to take a break from reading the emails, because I always want ALL OF THE BOOKS. I read about The Missing Girl by Jenny Quintana on a Waterstones email and within seconds I’d ordered it and another book and I’d picked them up from the local Waterstones the next day. As far as my reading...

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Learning to drive
Sep20

Learning to drive

My son turned 17 in June this year and was determined to start learning to drive immediately. He kept telling me he would pass his test in August or September and I kept telling him it would be perfectly good to pass it around Christmas. We gave him driving lessons for his birthday, although we didn’t specify how many – enough for him to pass his test in a ‘reasonable’ length of time. We weren’t highly...

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Not good enough
Sep19

Not good enough

I like to stay, pretty positive on this blog, but I hope you’ll excuse me a little pity party today. Because sometimes, right now, today, this week I feel Not Good Enough. I’m a freelance writer and work has been pretty thin on the ground lately. It’s a summer thing, I think (I hope). My regular clients have had less work for me than usual and I’ve lost count of the number of potential clients that have come...

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Car safety and the new driver
Sep18

Car safety and the new driver

In just a few short weeks, my 17 year old son could be driving all on his own. This prospect fills me with two emotions – pride (because he’s done really well to learn so quickly), but mainly HORROR. My teenage son will be in sole charge of a piece of machinery which has the potential to kill him, any passengers (including my other two children) or any other road user or pedestrians. That’s a scary thought. The...

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The family holiday
Sep17

The family holiday

We recently took a family holiday to Center Parcs, to celebrate my mum’s 70th birthday. It’s the first time we’d all been away together. There are 13 of us – aged between 3 and 73. There’s my mum and dad, myself, my brother and my sister, our other halves and five kids – my three and my sister’s two. I wondered how it would work out, as we’ve never spent that much time together before....

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