Things That Freak Me Out

There was a feature with Sara Cox on Radio One last week entitled, ‘Things That Freak Me Out’.  My answer?  Aeroplane toilets and multi-storey car parks. Now, I know that some fears and phobias are irrational; people are afraid of foil, or bananas, or clowns, despite not having had negative experiences of them.  Maybe it’s just the thought, […]

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Humour Thoughts

Communication Techniques for the Under Tens

Top Ten Communication Techniques for the Under Tens (by J) As I’m the Jedi Master at communication techniques that drive my mum WILD, I thought I’d share my top tips with you so that you can do the same (I’m generous like that): When your mum is in the shower upstairs, shout up a question from […]

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Children

What Do You Do?

What do you do when someone you love has lost their mum? When it’s left them so devastated that all they feel is numb? What do you do when you see someone you love in pain? When they feel so cold and empty that it’s driving them insane? What do you do when you can sense […]

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A Fairground Attraction

On Saturday we visited the Whitehaven Festival, whilst staying with friends in Cumbria.  As we joined the merry throng of people enjoying all the fun of the fair, we were blissfully ignorant of the fear and danger that lurked around every corner… No, not Louis Walsh (although seeing him pose for cheesy photos was terrifying enough).  It was actually the moment […]

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Live Chat Cha-Cha

OK, so if you’ve read my previous post you’ll know that my blog isn’t actually broken as I suspected on Wednesday.  I just need to check my spam folder more often. BUT…when I DID think that my blog had suddenly stopped offering readers the option to comment, I thought something very technical had gone awry, so I contacted my […]

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No Comment

My blog is broken and I’m waiting for someone to fix it. Unfortunately my ‘ticket’ number is 11368681; I really hope this doesn’t indicate a queue and my position in it. I really don’t want to be eighty-five with cataract and arthritic knees before this issue is resolved. I’m going to presume (always a dangerous thing to do) […]

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Happy Father’s Day

Hubby – just to let you know, you don’t fool us.  For all your bravado, behind closed doors you’re just A big softy.  That’s right, your secret’s out.  Our boys know that all they need to do is give you their best Puppy dog eyes and you’re putty in their hands, whether it’s buying them […]

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That Moment When…

That moment when… You send your child to school with Dairylea on his face, don’t have any wipes and for a split second consider using your spit… You feel ridiculously triumphant that you find a pair of matching shoes in the same room. You realise at 8.40am that your child hasn’t done his homework and […]

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Is Blogging Sadistic?

IS blogging sadistic?  This is a question I had to ask myself yesterday evening when we took the younger two to the park and the dog for a walk whilst our eldest was playing cricket. We were having a great time, giggling on the swings, exploring the woods and frolicking in a field of knee-high […]

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Blogging Children

Operation ‘Party Plan’

*The agent dons video message sunglasses.  A voice recording begins to play*: ‘Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to plan your son’s eighth birthday party.’ ‘Your team will be: Deb, on butty production, Linda, on ‘stop kids from strangling each other’ duty and Husband on…well, just use him as you wish.  This message will self-destruct in five seconds.’ […]

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