Double Covid jabbed
Jun29

Double Covid jabbed

It felt like I was the last person of my age to get my first Covid jab. Once I’d got it, I felt happy that I was that little bit safer. There had been such a strong message about the importance of that first vaccine and how it would make such a difference to the virus. But as soon as I’d had my first jab, that message changed a bit. The Delta variant started rearing its ugly head. And everyone else was getting their second...

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Silent Sunday 27.6.21
Jun27

Silent Sunday 27.6.21

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The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton
Jun25

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

The Devil and the Dark Water is the second novel by Stuart Turton. He wrote the huge hit, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, which was incredibly complicated, but I loved it. There was no question I was going to read his second novel, especially as I’d heard him talking about it at last year’s online Cheltenham Literature Festival. The Devil and the Dark Water is set in 1634. Famous detective, Sammy Pipps, is on board...

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Parenting teenagers or toddlers: Which is easier?
Jun22

Parenting teenagers or toddlers: Which is easier?

For just over two years now, I’ve been parenting three teenagers. Parenting any teenagers isn’t easy. Parenting three of them at once is definitely no walk in the park. Even when they’re good, like mine are most of the time. Teenagers are big and noisy and messy. They argue. They stay up late. But in a few days, I’ll be back down to parenting two teenagers, when my eldest turns 20. Which got me reflecting on 20...

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Silent Sunday 20.6.21
Jun20

Silent Sunday 20.6.21

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