The emptying nest
Oct04

The emptying nest

My younger son has gone to university and my nest is a little bit emptier. I still have my 21-year-old son (who did an apprenticeship after A Levels) and my 16-year-old daughter at home, but I realise I am experiencing a form of grief. I’m not the first parent to go through this and I certainly won’t be the last. It’s something we all have to experience at some point, as we start to let our grown up children go. And...

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Silent Sunday 2.10.22
Oct02

Silent Sunday 2.10.22

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The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman
Sep30

The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman

The Bullet That Missed is the third story in The Thursday Murder Club series by Richard Osman. I absolutely love The Thursday Murder Club, so I was very excited to read it. The action in The Bullet That Missed starts soon after the previous novel, The Man Who Died Twice, ends. There are some continuing characters from the previous book, including glamorous drug dealer, Connie Johnson. The Thursday Murder Club members are investigating...

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Interrailing: A post-exam or gap year adventure
Sep27

Interrailing: A post-exam or gap year adventure

If your year 13 or final year university grown up child is already starting to think about how they might celebrate the end of exams, interrailing is a great option. If they don’t fancy the more usual lads’ or girls’ holiday by a pool somewhere hot, interrailing is a fantastic adventure. It is a brilliant way to see and experience Europe (and great for teaching them independence if they’re just about to go to...

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Silent Sunday 25.9.22
Sep25

Silent Sunday 25.9.22

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