2015 – That was the year that was
Dec31

2015 – That was the year that was

So that’s 2015 done and dusted then. Where did that go to? Not much happened in 2015, did it? Oh, actually, maybe it did… The start of the year was all about the health woes. By the new year, my skin, which had been beautifully clear due to Roaccutane, was acquiring a few spots. By the end of February, it was truly hideous. It was a tough time for me and when I look at those photos I really astonish myself that I was brave...

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A quiet week?
Jul03

A quiet week?

The last couple of weeks have been physically and emotionally draining. I’ve had so much on, I haven’t known whether I’ve been coming or going. It started with my younger son’s residential school trip, which I found emotionally quite tough. Then relentlessly into Britmums Live (loved it, very tiring) and a dance show (even more tiring) and the arrival of the French boy for a week. Yes, in many ways he was no...

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The French exchange: Loud ‘n’ Proud
Jul02

The French exchange: Loud ‘n’ Proud

My teenage son is many things. But he is rarely caring or responsible. He’s not a bad kid by any means, but he’s a typical teenage boy – a bit grumpy, uncommunicative, sleeps at the wrong times, nicks far too many biscuits out of the cupboards and is on a one-boy mission to make his brother and sister’s lives a misery. Like pretty much all teenage boys the world over. Every morning at 7.15, I make my first...

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The French exchange (Treating the house like a hotel)
Jun29

The French exchange (Treating the house like a hotel)

After my son enjoyed his trip to France on the French exchange so much, I was looking forward to the return visit. I had high hopes. I was also slightly nervous, because I knew I would have to be a good mum and a good host. And what does a good mum and a good host do? They cook things. Proper things. Using ingredients. They don’t get stuff out of the freezer and put it in the oven, like I do for my kids most days of the week...

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Project 365 2015 Week 26
Jun27

Project 365 2015 Week 26

Week 26! Halfway through the year! June is always a busy week and this has been one of the busiest weeks I can remember. I’ve really enjoyed it, but it’s been very tiring! Here’s our week in pictures… Day 171 – Saturday 20th June – at Britmums Live! I thought about posting a pic of Carol Smillie and her pants , but in the end I opted for these two lovely ladies – Emma from Crazy with Twins and...

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