Not good enough
Sep19

Not good enough

I like to stay, pretty positive on this blog, but I hope you’ll excuse me a little pity party today. Because sometimes, right now, today, this week I feel Not Good Enough. I’m a freelance writer and work has been pretty thin on the ground lately. It’s a summer thing, I think (I hope). My regular clients have had less work for me than usual and I’ve lost count of the number of potential clients that have come...

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Car safety and the new driver
Sep18

Car safety and the new driver

In just a few short weeks, my 17 year old son could be driving all on his own. This prospect fills me with two emotions – pride (because he’s done really well to learn so quickly), but mainly HORROR. My teenage son will be in sole charge of a piece of machinery which has the potential to kill him, any passengers (including my other two children) or any other road user or pedestrians. That’s a scary thought. The...

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The family holiday
Sep17

The family holiday

We recently took a family holiday to Center Parcs, to celebrate my mum’s 70th birthday. It’s the first time we’d all been away together. There are 13 of us – aged between 3 and 73. There’s my mum and dad, myself, my brother and my sister, our other halves and five kids – my three and my sister’s two. I wondered how it would work out, as we’ve never spent that much time together before....

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Silent Sunday 16.9.18
Sep16

Silent Sunday 16.9.18

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Project 365 2018 Week 37
Sep15

Project 365 2018 Week 37

It’s been a quiet week of work, but plenty of rushing round with the kids as usual. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 252 – Sunday 9th September – I went for a 10 mile run in the morning, which left me pretty wiped out. Then it was guinea pig bath time! Cedric didn’t enjoy it, but he was happy when he was wrapped up in a towel afterwards. Day 253 – Monday 10th September – this is an...

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