Marmite

Everybody’s got a thing, but some don’t know how to handle it. Parenting is a slog. A testing, draining, frustrating, sleep-deprived, impoverishing, wrinkle-inducing, physically and emotionally exhausting slog. There is no ‘but’ incoming here.  Parenting…

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Sardines

A bearded man with warm eyes and rosy cheeks by the name of Dr Atkin just laughed. ‘I haven’t taught you anything; you’ve done it all yourselves’. Wow, I thought, that’s radical, and also lovely.

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About Time

We are driving  along a country lane amidst the rolling hills of North Yorkshire when yet another breathtaking vista comes into view.  Girls, look! Wow!  It’s so beautiful.  Isn’t it beautiful?! Wow! It’s amazing!  A…

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HELP! (I need somebody)

When I first started uni my mother sent a parcel down to me through the post- a forgotten item from home, perhaps; a Travis CD maybe, my Barbie alarm clock peut-être?  All vital belongings when…

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April Shower

Last weekend we voyaged south to support my husband in the London Marathon- it was 25 degrees and I was slapping factor 50 on the kids like it was going out of fashion.  Tonight, I…

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