And then my car set on fire
Jan22

And then my car set on fire

The other day, I noticed the washing machine was leaking. When I told my husband, he said: ‘Is there ever a week when something doesn’t go wrong?’. And I could see his point. I did a quick rundown in my head of all the things that were currently wrong. My own car was still in the garage for repairs after my son’s accident. It had already been there for 10 days and the repairs had overrun. My husband’s car still had a smashed headlight...

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The (amateur) panto opening night
Jan21

The (amateur) panto opening night

After over three months of rehearsals, my daughter’s new panto finally opened last week. She was very excited about it, although also very tired after lots of late nights at the theatre. I was very excited too. It had been a very long wait. This panto had a huge cast – main characters, kids’ speaking roles, a chorus including (mainly) adults and kids, plus the dancers. My daughter was a dancer and that was absolutely...

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Silent Sunday 20.1.19
Jan20

Silent Sunday 20.1.19

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Project 365 2019 Week 3
Jan19

Project 365 2019 Week 3

A real week of highs and lows, with my daughter’s panto, some very bad news and ongoing trouble with my car. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 13 – Sunday 13th January – the start of a full-on week at the theatre for my daughter, she will be there every single day. I missed my son’s football to make sure that she got to her rehearsal OK, but had to rely on a lift from my parents, as I still...

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A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
Jan18

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

I’ve been a fan of Jodi Picoult for a very long time, so I didn’t even have to check the blurb to find out what A Spark of Light was about. I just bought it. A Spark of Light is set almost entirely in ‘The Center for women’s reproductive health’. While women can go there to get the pill or to find out that they’ve got cancer, most women go there for an abortion. Set in deeply religious Mississippi,...

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