HP and the genius that is Instant Ink

A couple of weeks ago we had a party for a small group of friends, on a Saturday night.  Nothing unusual about that you might think.  Barrow Towers often plays host to an impromptu get together with friends.   This party however was a bit different, a bit special.   It was all part of

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Back to school with Letts Revision Guides

Now that my birthday is out of the way I can think about the whole “Back to School” campaign.  I won’t think about it before my birthday, which falls slap bang in the middle of the summer holidays.  In the same way that I won’t think about Christmas until after half term, despite retails clearing

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Keep walking Colombia

* * * * * * * * * * * * Last Friday was World Photo Day and if it showed us anything it’s that one photo can be so much more powerful than a lot of text.   Of all the stories written about Syrian refugees the photo of a small boy lying

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World Photo Day

Is today.  World Photo Day, whatever that means.   I suppose I should look it up really. I haven’t had much time to get my thoughts down into blogs recently but I haven’t stopped taking photos.  In fact I am taking more photos than ever and trying harder to think about the composition of them

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Why I am not blogging about my kids

It has often struck me as odd that with a name like Mummy Barrow I don’t really feel I am a “mummy blogger”.  I hate the phrase anyway.  Much as I hate “working mother”.   The media spit it out like it should be some kind of oxymoron.   No man is ever referred to

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One in three adults admitted into hospital are malnourished

Did you know that in many institutions, prisons for instance, there is a legislation that requires them to meet mandatory quality, nutritional and environmental standards on all food served*?  Makes sense doesn’t it?  That we ensure people who have no real say over the food they are served know that it is nutritionally balanced and

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Natural sunburn remedies

So having said I thought I was too old to sunbathe I rammed the point home by then spending a day on the beach and burning myself to a crisp.   You see the problem is whilst I think that (and now know that if I am not too old I am just too stupid)

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Avoiding summer learning loss with education quizzes

There is no denying that the summer holidays are longed for.  Needed.   Glorious.   Six weeks, in some cases nine.   The last thing on most families mind’s is school work and whilst I don’t want to be a party pooper here, they are also very detrimental to a child’s learning.   Studies have

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