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    One for the Money…

    September 23, 2017

    Ok, a bit of a moral dilemma for you all today. What would you do if a cashier in a Bureau de Change in a big department store made a massive mistake with some currency and handed you £270-odd more than he should have done? This is exactly what happened to Child 1 and Child 2 this afternoon. They were changing back some Vietnamese currency, after a 12-day adventure in the country, at the same Bureau de Change where they’d…

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    Bottleshot Brew

    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…

    August 24, 2017
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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