The Small Things

  I have a confession to make. I don’t really enjoy winter, the other seasons are all lovely but winter leaves me cold literally. This summer was so gorgeous with scorching sun and regular trips to the beach to swim in the refreshing sea, so I was properly sad when it all came to an […]

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Beware of Siri!

My parents are pretty cool for people in their eighties. In fact I don’t think anyone has told them they are old. My Dad wears Nike trainers much to the amusement of my eldest daughter, who was trying to persuade me to get her some. He pretends he didn’t realise they were hip but I […]

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The Vegan Debate – Enlightenment or Pandora’s Box?

My third daughter, Little M has been a vegetarian for over two years now. She decided shortly after her eleventh birthday that she did not want to eat Sunny’s friends. Sunny is her beautiful yellow budgie who I must admit has converted me from being a non bird person to a huge fan, he is […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

So here we are in a New Year and I am already bogged down trying to juggle a million things when I had made so many plans to start afresh, to be focused and organised. I started well, sent off a short story I have been working on for a well known magazine, joined The […]

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Musical Birds Part One

Several weeks ago, I came home from the shop to find two strange men in my lounge with a sheet on the floor, covered in a load of mess. Typically illustrating the lack of communication which often occurs in our house, partly due to having children and dogs everywhere, with the result we are never able […]

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A host of dancing Daffodils

Last weekend, it was as though a magical transformation had taken over outside. The sky was blue, the sun shone and there was the hint of promise in the air. It sounds weird but for me it was as if everything were more intense, the vivid blue sky, the sunshine yellow daffodils nodding their heads in […]

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Bad Dance Mum

So Little F goes to ballet every week because she loves pink sparkly things and dancing round the room pretending to be a ballerina. You can imagine, as Mum of four girls, and because I loved dance myself when I was a child, I have had to fight against the very real risk of turning […]

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