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    August 24, 2017

    Sponsored post  We like a languorous morning here at DD Towers, particularly those of us who are over twelve but under, ahem, forty-ish. That means Child 1 and Child 2, basically, who have spent the summer like happy dormice, snuggled under their duvets until ridiculous o’clock every day, except when their cruel mother has forced them out of the house to do work placements or, shiver, actual paid employment. So when coffee company Bottleshot Brew got in touch and asked…

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    Easter eggs

    Sponsored post My lovely friends at Cadbury’s have had a difficult Easter, what with all the hooha about what to call their lovely hunt and how religious their eggs should be these days. Goodness,…

    April 17, 2017
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    Nuts for Cadbury’s

    Sponsored post As you know, we are slaves to Cadbury’s here – in fact, I’m pretty sure that the famous glass and a half of full cream milk was the way I got all…

    March 29, 2017
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    Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

    Child 2 is starting an actual JOB today so last week was all about saying goodbye to things like lie-ins, Netflix and a carefree youth … well, not really but it does seem like…

    January 9, 2017
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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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    The golden ticket

    Well, another friend’s daughter has gone off to university today. When I popped round yesterday, there was a huge pile of all her worldly goods – all the ones wanted on this part of…

    October 1, 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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    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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    Georgia O’Keeffe at the Tate

    We missed the opening of Tate Modern’s new extension because we were away on our super-swanky holiday …. of which more soon …. so I was really pleased to go to the Georgia O’Keeffe…

    July 19, 2016