Month: June 2016

Parenting

“How he dresses, I care zero, so long as he don’t steal my drink”

This time last year, Aoife was starting her taster sessions for Reception Class, it was a big bloody deal. She barely seemed old enough, I wasn’t ready for her to leave nursery and I CERTAINLY wasn’t ready for her to start big school! I wasn’t ready to start big school!

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Life

“No matter what happens in life be good to people…”

No matter where you are in the world, you probably heard the terrible news of the murder of MP Jo Cox. This isn’t to be a political piece, just an airing of my thoughts as I’m still a little shell shocked by the whole thing.

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Life

“Happy talk, keep talkin’ happy talk, Talk about things you’d like to do…”

This morning as I caught up with the news I read an article about a trial in York regarding four grown men bullying a teenage colleague because he was Catholic (the trial is today. In the 21st century. Not 100 years ago surprisingly). As I read I felt my face start to scowl and I […]

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Parenting

“All children, except one, grow up”

Today Aoife is five years, six months and three days old. Today, while she quickly wrote a story before school because we’d forgotten to do her homework (when does that start becoming her fault not ours?), we found her first wobbly tooth.

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Life

“There ain’t no cure for the Summertime blues”

It’s 22 degrees outside. For those of you outside of the UK, this is a pretty big deal!

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Parenting

(S)he who does not ask remains a fool forever…..

It’s that time again, HALF TERM. Time for me to do some of that ‘proper parenting’ that I’ve heard about…. Obviously it’s blowing a hoolie outside (well it IS June) so we’re mostly in house. Aoife being here full time has made me realise exactly how many questions she asks me and this led me […]

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