National Coffee Break Day

Who knew such a day existed?  Well I didn’t until I got my social media calendar pinned up on the wall at the beginning of the year.   Yesterday was National Popcorn Day, and tomorrow is National Hug Day.  But today is National Coffee Break Day. It is hard having a coffee break when you

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Why Children Need to Start Taking More Risks with Play

  Ask anyone above the age of 30, and they’ll tell you how different their childhood was to the one that kids experience today. Gone are the days of playing outside all day, not being watched by parents and spontaneously stopping by your friend’s house for tea. The internet hadn’t been invented, kids’ TV was

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Window Wednesday Waverley Abbey

  Oh how I wanted to rename that Waverley Wabbey. Child that I am. Anyway.  Yes.  Waverley Abbey is another little find that is just up the road from us.  We attempted to find it last year but realised, it being ruins and all, that it was along a footpath from the car park.  And

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Gin of the Month — January — Jawbox

There was a time when the front door was left unlocked. When the kitchen was the scullery.  And in the tiny scullery stood this big sink. Clothes and dishes and weans got washed there. A lot of craic was heard around a jawbox.  It still is. From the moment I first heard about this gin I

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So this is why car insurance premiums are so high

Last week whilst doing my semi regular “We need something for tea, I need to go food shopping” mercy dash to Sainsburys I was driven into.   It couldn’t have been a more ridiculous car accident.  I was stationary, waiting to turn right off the main road and the man that hit me pulled away

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Buying a car with a personal lease

Three times now we have had to buy a car for a teen who has just passed their test.   I say had to, of course we haven’t actually had to but our living where we do and their schools / colleges / places of work being where they are means that the three of them

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Using circles to get fit

I love circles.  Some of my favourite things are circles My wedding and engagement rings The rim of a glass full of gin My favourite plate from Barbados A mug of tea A glazed ring doughnut from Krispy Kreme Wagon Wheels Chocolate Digestives All circles.  All on my favourite lists. But this week something else

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