National Ice Cream Month

This weekend sees the end of National Ice Cream month.   Quite possibly my favourite month of the year, I am sure you will agree. We have just come back from a week in Italy where we consumed our own body weight in ice cream over the six days, in fact on one day Jonnie

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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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Holiday preparation checklist

I don’t know about you but my holiday preparation check list has changed greatly over the years.   Thirty years ago I wanted to make sure that the accommodation was near the nightlife.  Twenty years ago that it was near a beach.   Ten years ago that there were children’s clubs. Now, it is all

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Window Wednesday — Orvieto Duomo

Quite how we ended up in Orvieto we still aren’t sure.  Mr B had suggested Ostia which I had mis remembered and said “It’s Orti something” when Jonnie asked where we should go the following day.   Google produced Orvieto and once Jonnie had read the Wikipedia page for the town we were sold. It

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