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Brilliant Blogs

Brilliant Blogs

Somehow I have managed to be featured under that subject heading in the latest issue of  at home magazine which this month is guest edited by Jo Frost, the parenting guru. Quite how they found me or thought I would qualify to fit under that heading, I have no idea…
Antique fridges

Antique fridges

As well as exploring out and about whilst on holiday in France, we have been exploring a bit more of the house we are staying in. It has been owned by the same family for five generations and is over 300 years old.   We have had great fun trying to…
Oradour sur Glane

Oradour sur Glane

It took just three hours. Three hours for the world to be aware of this sleepy little village in the middle of France. It started just like any other day in June.   But this was June 10th. 1944. And by 5pm the entire village was dead. Massacred.  In three hours.  …
Camp Bestival here we come

Camp Bestival here we come

You may have noticed over on the side bar over there *points to the right hand side* that we have proudly announced that we are official Camp Bestival bloggers this year.   Now, regular readers may think this is hilarious.  The idea of me going to a festival again after what…
Summer in the Loire

Summer in the Loire

Buy end of term teacher's gifts.  Check Attend speech day for J.   Check Attend speech day for E.  Check Read end of term report for J.  Check Attend parent's evening for E.  Check Stare at contents of J's school bedroom piled on floor in kid's playroom for two weeks.   Check…
Top 10 tips for holiday budgeting

Top 10 tips for holiday budgeting

It's that time of year, end of term looming, that I start my last minute holiday planning.   Yesterday it involved printing off all my confirmation emails etc and checking everything was as it should be.  No last minute panic when we realise the holiday cottage is booked for the wrong…
Children’s Book Week

Children’s Book Week

I have talked before about my love of books.   And how as I child I loved curling up and reading.  In fact I still do.   So when I was asked by Tots100 if I would like to take part in a challenge to recreate my favourite quote from a children's…
Time Out

Time Out

As per usual the last few weeks have been insane.  There really are not enough hours in the day.  Ever.    An hour of house work and clearing up in the morning, an hour of school run, a ten hour working day, more school run, more housework, an energetic dog,  food…