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Child One

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    Skipping back to the past

    We were pootling along in the car this morning when an ad on the radio caught my ear. I couldn’t quite believe it, but someone was singing the theme tune to Skippy the Bush…

    November 11, 2013
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    The birthday girl

    Well, it’s impossible but it’s true. Child One is going to turn 18 over the half term holiday. How did this happen? One minute she was a little tiny baby in a ‘Goodnight Mr…

    October 18, 2013
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    In pieces

    Parenting is hard. Step-parenting is HARDER. As hard as a nasty little piece of Lego that you’ve just trodden on. That was certainly my feeling this morning, when I dropped a precariously-balanced pile of…

    October 2, 2013
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    Trading places

    I absolutely LOVE the news that a 52-year-old Frenchwoman has been thrown out of a Baccalaureat exam for impersonating her teenage daughter. In a mean-spirited and purely speculative way, I can’t help but imagine…

    June 21, 2013
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    Dress code

    Sponsored post My eldest daughter absolutely loves her new school and, much to my relief, is really thriving there. The one thing that drives us both mad, though, is the dress code. She’s in…

    April 24, 2013
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    Bad education

    Child One had a few of her friends round the other day and they were watching Bad Education, with Jack Whitehall. If you haven’t seen it, you should – it’s funny for all the…

    April 23, 2013
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    Glove affair

    Can you believe I made this glove yesterday? All right, it’s not exactly finished, and yes, it’s one short of a pair, but I’m pretty proud nonetheless. Look at the lacy bits! It’s meant…

    April 12, 2013
  • Blog Cookery Nook

    Very Mary Berry

    It’s official. The girls and I have declared this week Mary Berry Week. Having never heard of Mary Berry before the last series of the Great British Bake-Off (I know, I must have been…

    March 13, 2013
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    Calling all Pigcassos …..

    Sponsored video Apparently my girls are the only teenagers in the known universe without bank accounts. They had euro accounts in Brussels, but since coming back to the UK, I’ve been rather busy with…

    November 8, 2012
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    Finshers’ pack?

    Can I just say that I love Lil-lets? They read my recent post on periods and have sent me this splendiferous teen starter pack for my girls: As well as a plethora of period…

    November 2, 2012