Going to the circus with my daughter
Jun13

Going to the circus with my daughter

Ever since she read her absolute favourite book in the world ever, Hetty Feather, my daughter has wanted to go to the circus. Yes, she’s 11 and she’s never been. What a cruel mummy I am. Circuses come round our way a couple of times a year, but going to them has never been a priority. Going to the circus requires the two things we don’t have an awful lot of. Time and money. Having big kids is like standing over a...

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The dream come true
Aug15

The dream come true

Sometimes my daughter gets lucky and her dreams come true. Like the time we took her to see The Wizard of Oz in the West End for her 5th birthday. We’d watched the TV talent show which had discovered Dorothy and she was very excited to see the show. On the big day, she got up in the morning and announced that she’d had a dream in which she met Danielle Hope, who played Dorothy. She hoped her dream would come true. We had our lunch...

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Silent Sunday 31.7.16
Jul31

Silent Sunday 31.7.16

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Hetty Feather, my daughter and me
Apr20

Hetty Feather, my daughter and me

My kids go through phases of being addicted to reading and phases of reading nothing at all. Being a bookworm myself, I don’t understand how they can suddenly stop reading and go for weeks or months without picking up a book. I’m always trying to persuade them to read. One of the jobs I do involves me reading children’s books – some brilliant, some OK and some dreadful. One of the books I’ve had the...

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Silent Sunday 10.4.16
Apr10

Silent Sunday 10.4.16

 

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