The Gallery — Trees

Trees are my barometer of the weather and the ever changing seasons.   You might not notice the temperature dropping slightly after a lazy summer but you will notice the leaves falling from trees.   Once of my earliest memories is of kicking leaves on Wimbledon Common.   When the frost hits it is not

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A day at the Dream Factory

. If you are fan of Deal or No Deal you will know what the Dream Factory is.  If you have never watched this programme, well not only are you missing out but you will have no clue what the Dream Factory is.   Let me enlighten you. Ten years ago this autumn a show

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Kenya bound

. When Jonnie went off to Kenya for a month with the school a couple of years ago I was very envious.  Not the climbing Mt Kenya bit.   Nor the sleeping in tents bit.  Or in fact the eating fish casserole bit.   Especially not the “no phones, no internet” for a month bit.

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Where Eagles Dare (Burp) Review

. Where Eagles Dare is a film that is as old as I am, or I’m as old as it is, or something. I’m using a bit of artistic licence, obviously – I’m only 28 as you know. This is one of those films that everyone has seen, haven’t they? I mean, it even has its

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Ranty Friday — Over stuffed plates

. I could have ranted about so much this week but I am writing this post at 6.30am before I wake the teen at 7am and then leave the house at 7.30am and don’t return until 6pm.  I have already showered, dressed, fed the cats, tidied the lounge, put the washing machine on, worked out

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Croiffles

. Yep, that’s right.  A blog post with a title that you can’t even pronounce.    The picture might give you some clue though.   It’s a waffle made from croissant dough.   Hence the croiffle name.   You see, much as a dog is not just for Christmas and cake is not just for

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A teenager’s view of social media

. There is no denying that social media is a big part of our life as a family.  Okay, admittedly I am the biggest user of it, possibly on a scale completely incomprehensible by friends and family who don’t have Twitter or Facebook accounts, let alone blogs.   For my close family though it is just

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