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Not a Red Rose or a Satin Heart

Today it would seem that my husband and children had the same idea as Carol Ann Duffy about not indulging in ‘traditional’ Valentine’s Day gifts:  ‘Not a red rose or […]

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The Ten Stages of Running

Stage One: Absolute Certainty This run will kill me.  I am going to die.  I can’t breathe.  Oh my God!  I’ve forgotten how to breathe! How the hell do I […]

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Mum Bag

When I couldn’t find my keys in my bag yesterday, I decided it was time for a clear out.  What I was hoping to find was this: What I found […]

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Keep On Running

I have a confession: I used to be one of those people who would drive past joggers or runners and be tempted to accelerate through a big muddy puddle to punish them […]

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Groundhog Saturday (With a Few Variations)

Just a typical Saturday morning in the DH household: get up and creep to the loo – the only time of day I’m ever in the bathroom alone.  Enjoy the […]

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Private. Keep Out. Or Not. Whatever.

At 10am this morning, whilst other people were going about their daily business, I was forming a human barricade across the bedroom door to prevent my children from entering.  It is worth noting […]

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Magnolia Paint

I bought a small tin of ‘Salsa Red’ paint and a huge tin of Magnolia paint yesterday. I’m titivating the boys’ rooms whilst it’s the hols: painting feature walls, buying more […]

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This is My Life

This is my life: My dad is visiting from Spain and stayed at our house on Friday night.  The plan (I thought) was that he was going to spend some […]

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When ‘No’ Still Means ‘No’

They’d had a fun night.  They’d been flirting outrageously all evening: suggestive comments, brushing against each other as though by accident, eyes locking intently.  They were both up for it.  They […]

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Caravanning Cock-Ups

We’ve now been away in our caravan for two whole weekends and therefore feel we can now be classed as ‘veterans’.  We’ve lived and learnt…the hard way.  Here are our […]

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