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Child One



    April 6, 2017

    I think it’s about time I updated you on our theft. As you know, an evil person took a lot of jewellery from us. Since I’m a writer of whodunnits, I feel I should probably string this out, introduce lots of suspects and throw a red herring or two into the pot, but as many of you have cleverly guessed already, it was our unbelievably evil cleaner. I can promise you my novels are more complicated than this plot! Yes,…

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    Five problems with a Birthday Book

    It’s going to be Child One’s 21st birthday in a few days and, amid the usual bittersweet ruminations about the passage of time, the blossoming of my lovely daughter (and dwindling of her mother)…

    October 24, 2016
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    Ten things to do with an empty nest

    Take up a hobby – preferably one that requires a lot of equipment. This way you can do the actual hobby (dressmaking, a really complicated fitness routine) in one child’s room, while storing all…

    September 19, 2016
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    Cadbury Big Taste Singles Bars

    Those clever oompah-loompahs at Cadbury’s seem to be working overtime these days – and I’m definitely not complaining. Go into any supermarket and you’ll now see a wall filled with Cadbury’s products, where once…

    September 13, 2016
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    Harassing the harassers

    With headlines in the papers saying that 52 per cent of women suffer sexual harassment at work, Child One turned to me and said, ‘did that ever happen to you, Mum?’ I remember her…

    August 10, 2016
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    Ghost Busting

    There’s been a huge hoo-ha about the new Ghostbusters film – changing the lead characters to female. I must admit I’d be a bit miffed if they suddenly changed Little Women to Little Men,…

    August 2, 2016
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    It’s Review Time

    It’s no secret that I love skincare. All right, I don’t believe all the promises made for every single product I buy – but yes, I would like a magic wand waved over some…

    July 11, 2016
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    ….and Breathe

    My dears, it’s been an age. Hope you’ve been well and aren’t too downcast by this strange Brexiteering world we’ve been plunged into. I’m sorry I haven’t been here in your hour of need,…

    July 5, 2016
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    The words I love to hear

    Sponsored post I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I have two favourite phrases in the whole world. They are, ‘I love you,’ and ‘have some free chocolate.’ I’m not entirely sure what my order…

    April 25, 2016
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    Box ticking

    Poor Child 2. This week is the start of a new term at school – her very last. If it weren’t for the looming A2s, I bet she would be excited. Life is about…

    April 15, 2016