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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Christmas is my favourite time of year, definitely my hap-happiest season of all. I watch too many made for TV Christmas films and aspire to romance that doesn’t exist that way, to live in a lovely lodge type home in Perfectville USA where everyone knows everyone and it snows at Christmas. To have garlands round […]

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Christmas
Day Trips & Travel

The Polar Express – Weardale (by a 6 year old)

I will come right out and apologise now. Sorry. As we are in that festive period, my attempt at creating a ‘perfect’ Christmas has gone into overdrive. With that and this ‘parenting’ thing I do I am going to probably be a shoddy blogger between now and the new year. Well, unless something irks me […]

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Life

Lessons I have learned. Well, some of them.

Six years ago I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of our first-born (she was late already) and the start of a new and exciting chapter to my life. The chapter where I become a stay at home mummy (or SAHM as we call it in the business). I’ve mentioned before I didn’t have a career […]

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Parenting

Out of the mouths of babes.

I have never hidden the fact that I’m not fond of children that aren’t mine. Heck, I’ve even written a post about OPC. I will admit though, over the last few months I’ve become well practised at playdates and I’m becoming more tolerant (or I’m choosing Aoife’s friends for her more wisely…) and I actually find […]

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Parenting

“I love you with all my heart, well, most of it”

We’re into week three of the summer holidays (though someone clearly forgot to inform the sun) We’ve had a couple of fall outs, a LOT of chattering, a close escape, a fair bit of foot stamping and declarations of inhumanity, a LOT more chattering and not enough wine.

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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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