Twenty Thirteen

Christmas is over and it’s the start of a brand spanking New Year.  Here’s my tribute to the festive season of 2012 and a look forward to what 2013 will bring:   Goodbye to gluttony and the Over-indulgence of rich food, the Over-eating of savoury snacks and Delicious cheese and biscuits. Bon voyage to sitting around stuffing […]

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Dear Santa…

Dear Santa, I’ve been a good(ish) girl all year so for Christmas I would like: My eldest son’s other front tooth so he won’t look like Nanny McPhee any more and we can allow him back onto family photographs. A bathroom door handle that will issue an electric shock to whichever one of my children tries to come […]

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The Perfect Crime

She needed to commit the perfect crime.  Everything had been planned down to the smallest detail and it was imperative she cover her tracks and afterwards remove all traces of what she had done.  There must be no evidence with which to convict her, nothing that would connect her to what had taken place.  Deception […]

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‘Shit Thursday’

The anticipation is building for the event of the year… No, not Christmas Day or even Christmas Eve; forget New Years’ Eve and ‘Mad Friday’ is sooo 2010. Because as from last year, a new Christmas tradition was born that blows all other celebrations out of the water: BOOM!  That’s right, folks.  This Thursday evening is the Big […]

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Friends

The Best Christmas…Ever

For that Friday feeling, I thought I’d do a Christmas ‘mash up’ (Glee style but without the talent) of two big songs of 2012: I remember when I woke up, the first time, Saying, ‘This is it, Santa’s been!’ ’cause like, I had been excited for twelve months, Then it was Christmas time again (Woop!) Then I […]

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Map of Mum

I lay in bed yesterday morning cuddling our two older boys and waiting for the dulcet cries of ‘MUMMEEEE!’ that would herald the awakening of our two year old.  As they gave me ‘butterfly kisses’ with their eyelashes and I received several bruises from elbows and knees as they adjusted position, I began to think […]

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Liar Liar

I like to think of myself as an honest person; some (including my mum) would say I’m TOO honest sometimes and, under normal circumstances, I would virtually break out in hives at the thought of lying.  And yet, it gets to this time of year, and I don’t just tell a few harmless white lies or […]

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Christmas Crackers

Ah, Christmas.  I LOVE Christmas.  So much.  I love it as much, if not more, than I did as a child.  My parents made it magical for my brother and I and so, since my husband and I had kids, we’ve spent literally HOURS coming up with little family traditions that will make it as […]

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Dress Rehearsal

They always bring out surveys at this time of year about how many couples and families will argue on Christmas day.  Well I’m hoping that, like in the theatre or on television, if you have a bad dress rehearsal, it will be ‘alright on the night’, so to speak. Since our eldest got home from […]

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Festive Cheer

As it’s almost the festive season, I thought I’d describe my day so far in my own version of three Christmas songs: When Santa Got Stuck Up the Chimney When Mummy got woke in the night, She began to shout, ‘All you boys, won’t get any toys, If you keep stressing me out!’   ‘Eye […]

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