Category Archives: Observations and general nonsense

Review: Stoneywell – stairs, scones and seats

Ask any mother what they’d realistically like as a start to Mother’s Day and the classic lie in with a child carrying a wobbly tray, spilling tea and a slice of cold toast is what springs to mind yes? “Mummy! … Continue reading

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Leeds Castle: a Review

We’ve been to Kent for the weekend to see my family. On Friday my sister and I packed up a picnic and took the children to Leeds Castle so I thought I’d review it for you, in case you’re in … Continue reading

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An ideal working parent

I believe, or so I’ve heard, that there are working parents out there who’ve got it licked. There are working parents whose houses are tidy, their handbags are organised, their larders are well stocked and their lives in general are … Continue reading

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Picture this…

I’ve just got some prints back from the photo shop and will spend this week sticking them in an album. I know what you’re thinking. It’s not 1984! I know. But here’s the thing. I like taking photos. I like … Continue reading

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Body confidence

“Look at my boobs,” said E, the other day, lying naked on her bed, rubbing her nipples with both hands like some old pervert. “They’re tiny, not like yours.” Thanks love. I’ve noticed E watching me as I get dressed … Continue reading

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No thanks Bunty

Did you get magazines when you were a child? I don’t remember any I had when I was really little but for a while there was a rival to ‘Bunty’ and ‘Jackie’ called ‘Suzy’ and, despite hating being called Susie … Continue reading

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“The man runs and then falls over” Our weekend at the Rugby World Cup

There aren’t many weekends away that are over a year in the planning. But we applied and got tickets for some Rugby World Cup games in Leeds over a year ago, and this weekend we went off to watch them. … Continue reading

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