– 2018/50 – Mother’s day

Last Sunday was the first time I got to spend Mothering Sunday with my mum in 28 years.  Isn’t it crazy? To make it special I had booked a tour of Highclere Castle in Berkshire – the home of ‘Downton Abbey – for the two of us; mom is a huge Downton fan, she watches […]

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– 2018/49/ poetry Monday

Motherhood (by Medora C Addison) Playing alone by the ocean’s edge, eager and unafraid, you are the child I used to be, playing the games I played. Now I have only a cowards’ heart, finding you all too dear, learning at last that love shall teach the fearless how to fear. You are so little […]

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– 2018/20 – random Saturday

when you your son and his awesome hockey team become Under 16 National Indoor Champions 2018. and you cry of happiness  in front of the computer screen you’ve been refreshing every two minutes because you’re not there to see it in person (I was holding the fort at home…)   When people keep hanging lost […]

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– 2018/11 – pencil case

I finally  made something!! Two weeks into the new year and I finally had time to sit at my sewing machine and make something!!! You can totally tell I’m out of practice… this baby is WONKY… but No 2 liked it and is using it and, let’s face it, there is no better compliment than […]

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– 2018/2 – postcard from Maldives

Really good 2nd day of the year… We chartered the hotel boat ‘Horizon’ for a day around the Atoll and the weather was good today too. (Can’t say it was brilliant all the time…) (And you can tell from the boys’ body language how happy they are to pose for a photo… ‘eye roll’… do […]

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– 2018/1 – postcards from the Maldives

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! This is us last night.  ‘White party’  on the island (yes,  you can roll your eyes… I did), they gave the boys white hats and I got a feather boa (… I was secretly very pleased… shhh) Today we snorkelled and hang out in the pool… and then No 3 had his […]

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– 184 – recap

As I’m writing it’s still dark outside and the boys, already on holiday are still asleep.  Mr M has left for work and the dog is looking at me wondering why I won’t let her out.  She’ll bark and annoy the neighbours so I’m trying to wait till at least 8am.  She doesn’t like it. […]

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– 180 – too big maybe?

First thing first… I’m having a terrible hair day.  No, I’m serious, it looks like a cheap wig.  I haven’t any idea why… I haven’t done anything different in my routine.  (Joking, I don’t have a ‘routine’… it gets washed, it gets dried… end of). Back to today’s agenda. (Joking… I didn’t have ‘agendas’ in the […]

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– 163 – postcards from New York

Today, just for a change, we walked.  New York is so diverse that walking down a couple of streets can make you feel you’re in a different city altogether.  I love that.  You can’t get bored here. Chinatown… … downtown… and across the Brooklyn bridge… (look I’m here too… do you always find that you’re […]

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– 151 – Cheltenham Literature Festival

(Useless fact: I can’t pronounce the word ‘literature’ properly, my tongue gets totally twisted) ANYWAY… the my favourite festival of the whole year is in town and it’s brilliant as usual… If you get the chance do go… even if it’s just to have lunch at the many food trucks or grab a coffee and […]

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