Dear parents with children home over the summer

I see your Facebook posts or tweets where you are tearing  your hair out because you have children home over the summer holidays.   That was me a few years ago but my children are older now, can all drive, and only one is still in education.   So I have been there.   I

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Embarrassing outfits or ahead of my time

  When I think back to my teenage years my memories are littered with ridiculous outfits.   The worst offender is a pair of burgundy knee length “pedal pushers” (the term thankfully doesn’t even exist anymore and nor to those ridiculous trousers) that my granny made for me.   Teamed up with a little blouse

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Is this how we should use social media?

It is safe to say that social media has changed my life.   Without it this blog wouldn’t exist because it started from Twitter.   Without social media we wouldn’t be packing for a week away next week on what is known as a “press trip”.   Time away arranged via a travel company (in

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No more school runs

that is it.  There are no more school runs. Today is the start of my first week where I don’t need to leave the house and take children to school. I have been doing a daily school run for 18 years.   Initially juggling a school run with a toddler and then two school runs

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It’s the insignificant things

I saw this picture on a friend’s Facebook wall this morning and had a lovely few minutes as I scrolled through what people had said (the friend by the way is Zoe who runs Saying Goodbye, if you don’t know the charity do look them here:  Saying Goodbye  They do the most extraordinary work) My

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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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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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The one about the referendum

If you asked me right now which way I am voting the answer would be leave.   As in I want to leave the UK right now and come back on June 24th when it is all over.   You can’t move for column inches in the press and for live debates on the TV.

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