Things I don’t understand – and things I do
Nov07

Things I don’t understand – and things I do

The other week I went to my younger son’s school concert. I love the school concert because everyone takes part, even the cool boys. At my younger son’s school you can do anything you want to and nobody judges you. Whereas at a lot of secondaries a boy taking part in a school concert would instantly be dismissed as a geek or nerd. My son isn’t musical, but he’s happy to join the boys’ choir once a year...

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The Gallery: Detail
Jun11

The Gallery: Detail

I’m a detail kind of person. My motto in life (apart from a pessimist is never disappointed) is ‘sod the bigger picture, look at the typos’. (Yes, I I did make that motto up, it’s never going to be an answer on Catchphrase.) Because I’m blinded my detail. I can’t plan anything big – the house move, holidays etc are all down to my husband. I will be the one who is too busy worrying about if...

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A one-trick pony
Oct31

A one-trick pony

I’m not very good at stuff. I’m rubbish at housework and doing the garden. I have no interest in craft or baking. And I’m crap at it anyway.My kids live on food from the freezer and microwave meals. Because they’re fussy and because we’re always busy, but, yes, also because I’m a rubbish cook.I’m not a strategic thinker. Life’s too short – I’d rather get on with it than plan...

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Grammar geek
Feb26

Grammar geek

I’m a proper grammar geek and I like to see words written properly and punctuation used properly. This is useful at work where I’m the go-to-girl for proof-reading. In a team full of grammar geeks aka ‘communications professionals’ I am Queen Grammar Geek.I don’t like it when commas are in the wrong place. Or when they’re not used. But that is just a minor thing compared to some of my really big...

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