Dear Kids. I am sorry

I don’t know what else to say, really. I am so sorry that your future has, effectively, just been ruined.   Everything we have worked for in the past thirty years towards your future has been destroyed by a pencil mark on a piece of paper. I went to sleep at 2am proud to be

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Holiday planning and saving money

I am in full blown holiday planning mode at the moment.  We have two trips next month so I have been trying to find ways to save money during the planning and preparations so we have more money for ice cream in Rome, and rum in Barbados. All about the priorities you see 🙂 First

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Window Wednesday — Kings College London

A couple of weeks ago I stepped inside a university for the first time. I didn’t go to uni.   None of my friends went to uni either. Caity and Jonnie decided not to go to uni but to walk straight into jobs after college so when Ellie goes in September 2017 it will all

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My head hurts

like really hurts.  All the time.   And I just felt I should explain as it means I can’t think.   Can’t think to put words onto here. For a few months now I have been suffering with up to 18 headaches a day.  Think ice cream brain freeze and you are pretty close.  Not

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#HDYGG — The Farnborough Road

I had to double check with Annie that I could join How Does Your Garden Grow when I wasn’t actually talking about a garden.   How does your verge grow, doesn’t have the same ring does it?  Or How Does Your Central Reservation Grow.   Just no. Last week whilst driving to Tesco my mind

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Window Wednesday — Bombay Sapphire

A few weeks ago I headed off to what might be the greatest place on earth.  Think of it as like Disney for grown ups.  And the best bit is that it is only an hour away at Laverstoke Mill: Bombay Sapphire’s Distillery Did you know that ALL the Bombay Sapphire gin made in the

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Buying a summer outfit that will last years

It has probably escaped a lot of people’s attention this week, what with the football and everything, but Ascot starts today, and of course that means that on Thursday it is Ladies Day.   I have been lucky enough to go for the past few years as Mr B can get tickets through work.  

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Did you know you can pressure wash a barbecue?

  Nothing signifies that summer is finally here than the first barbecue of the weekend, does it?  We had ours a couple of months ago because it means I don’t have to cook there is nothing like all sitting down in the garden and eating together, al fresco. Especially if it also coincides with the

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