The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard
Aug24

The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard

During the summer holidays, I struggle to find enough time to read and a book often lasts me most of the six weeks. It makes it hard to follow complicated plot lines. So this summer I decided to deliberately read ‘easier’ books than I read the rest of the year. Which is how I came to be reading The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard by Robert Bryndza. Regular readers will know I LOVE Robert Bryndza’s Detective...

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Camping weekend (home alone)
Aug22

Camping weekend (home alone)

Every year, at some point during the summer, my husband takes the kids away for a camping weekend. It’s a tradition that stretches right back to 2005, just before my eldest started school. They meet up with my husband’s old friend and go camping with all of the kids – they have three each, ranging in age from 10 to 18 (although the 18 year old has opted out of the last couple of trips). It used to literally be a...

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‘Can we get a dog?’
Aug20

‘Can we get a dog?’

Recently, my younger son has been asking for a dog. Repeatedly. Everywhere we go, he points out dogs to me. ‘Isn’t it cute? Look how fluffy it is! Imagine if we had a dog like that. Can we get a dog?’ The request is always accompanied by hugs and very big, pleading eyes. My boy is not the most affectionate of kids and will reject hugs from anyone apart from me, so to hug me in public must be a serious matter....

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Silent Sunday 19.8.18
Aug19

Silent Sunday 19.8.18

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Project 365 2018 Week 33
Aug18

Project 365 2018 Week 33

This week I’ve spent a lot of time with just my daughter. The boys are pretty independent and she’s been a bit bored and lonely with most of her friends on holiday. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 224 – Sunday 12th August – my daughter and I caught the train to Birmingham to be in the audience of the new BBC show -The Greatest Dancer. You can just about make out presenters Alesha Dixon and Jordan...

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