Lockdown: The kids are all right (aren’t they?)
Jul08

Lockdown: The kids are all right (aren’t they?)

I’ve said before how my kids have thrived in lockdown. They’ve stepped up and made themselves useful around the house and they’ve worked hard to stay fit and active. It also been lovely to see the bond between my two younger kids grow stronger. My kids are definitely all right. Or so I thought. I went for a walk with my oldest friend the other day. Until then, I genuinely don’t think I’ve seen her at all...

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My daughter, hair and me
Jul06

My daughter, hair and me

As a child, I had short hair. I don’t really know why, but my mum said long hair was hard to look after. I envied little girls with beautiful long hair. This was the 70s and short hair on girls was a bit more normal than it is now, but it was still fairly unusual. Photographic evidence suggests it did start to grow at around the age of 7, but for some reason it was all cut off when I was 8. Strangely, I loved it. It was very...

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Silent Sunday 5.7.20
Jul05

Silent Sunday 5.7.20

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Project 366 2020 Weeks 26 & 27
Jul04

Project 366 2020 Weeks 26 & 27

Week 27 of 2020 – more than halfway through the year. The last couple of weeks saw another family get older. And still we are in some form of lockdown (week 15!). Here’s our fortnight in pictures… Day 173 – Sunday 21st June – Father’s Day, although we’re not particularly big on Father’s Day in our house. The kids did buy my husband small presents, but my husband lost his own dad when he...

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Jul03

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You is the debut novel of Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere, which I read earlier this year. I loved Little Fires, so thought I  would give Everything I Never Told You a go. Set in the 1970s, and flashing back to the 1950s, it tells the story of the Lees – a Chinese-American family. It starts with the chilling words: Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. Lydia is 16 and the...

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