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Stammering

“M-m-m-m-m-mummy…” she starts. It’s obviously frustrating for her and quite painful to watch. My instinct has been to wait and let her finish rather than jumping in, but my goodness, it’s so hard to watch her trying to talk. This … Continue reading

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New year revelations

I never do resolutions in January. It’s the time of year you should be holing up somewhere warm and conserving energy, eating all the Christmas chocolate, not trying to improve yourself. No wonder so many people fail. I like to … Continue reading

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Photobombing dead kings – our day in Leicester part 2

Our day out in Leicester continued after pasta, pizza and a spillage incident at the nearby Pizza Express. We walked down to the Richard III visitor centre with tickets to go in at 1.20. (You have timed tickets to ease … Continue reading

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Taking a break

I’m on a week off work. Ideally what I’d like would be a week to do all the cleaning, tidying and clearing out that needs doing, a week to do loads of writing and a week with E. But that’s … Continue reading

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Swashbuckling dragonslayers

E and I went tree climbing this weekend. She’s really into it. She’s also not great at it, being quite little, so likes to have her hands held while she finds where to step. But I’m pleased she likes climbing, … 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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E & M: Friends forever

I drop E off at nursery very early and I don’t usually pick her up so I have very little idea of how she spends her days or who she plays with each day, except what she tells me. We … Continue reading

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Elisabeth Frink and No 7 make up*

We spent Sunday afternoon at the University of Nottingham arts centre, mainly to visit their Elisabeth Frink exhibition but also to let E play in their superior playground. The Frink was my choice as I’m partial to sculpture. The first … Continue reading

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Awakenings

Monday-Thursday She’s face down, duvet kicked off, hair strewn across her face. She smells of yeast. There is a grunt and some repositioning until you open the blinds and put the light on. She rubs her eyes, smiles, gets a … Continue reading

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