Teenagers and swearing – the rights and wrongs
Sep23

Teenagers and swearing – the rights and wrongs

I have a confession to make. I like swearing. Swearing is a great way to let off steam and it can be quite creative (the uses of the word ‘b*llocks’ are almost infinite). And, used sparingly, a well timed ‘F•ck off’ can be very effective if someone is hassling you and doesn’t know when to stop. But I can switch my swearing on and off. I don’t swear in front of the kids and never have. I hate to hear...

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Silent Sunday 22.9.19
Sep22

Silent Sunday 22.9.19

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Project 365 2019 Week 38
Sep21

Project 365 2019 Week 38

It’s been a really busy week of work for me and my daughter has had some very good news. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 258 – Sunday 15th September – a big day for my daughter. After the heartbreak of last year, open auditions were back at the theatre. Needless to say, my number one girl will be in panto again! Day 259 – Monday 16th September – a busy day of work. I managed to catch a little...

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Rose Rivers by Jacqueline Wilson
Sep20

Rose Rivers by Jacqueline Wilson

Rose Rivers is the most recent book from the world of Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson. In fact, it’s from the world of Clover Moon. We first meet Rose in Jacqueline Wilson’s earlier novel, Clover Moon. Then Hetty, Clover and Rose all come together in Hetty Feather’s Christmas. Rose is the privileged eldest daughter of the artist who sketched Clover in Clover Moon. Rose is jealous that her twin brother, Rupert, has...

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Twenty-five years of running
Sep19

Twenty-five years of running

I started running 25 years ago. I went for my first run just before my 21st birthday. I’m going to be 46 soon, so that means I’ve clocked up a quarter of a century of running. I haven’t always run a lot, I haven’t always been a prolific half marathon runner. But I’ve never actually stopped running in all of that time. I started running because my husband (then boyfriend) wanted to. He felt he was getting...

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