Month: April 2012

Too many cooks ….

Curious, the nature of women’s friendship. I feel more of a common bond with my female friends than I do with male ones and yet I am aware that sometimes women just are judgemental and acid towards each other. I’ve seen it and, I’m afraid, occasionally, I’ve done it. But I’m not sure why it …

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Inspired

I was a bit surprised to see the Guardian describing poor Claire Squires, the 30-year-old who died during the London Marathon on Sunday, as ‘inspirational’. Brave, ill-fated, much-mourned maybe, but surely the thing that makes her stand out from the rest of the runners that day is the absolutely terrible fact that she died before …

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Our Song

  The very lovely Liz from The Mum Blog has asked me to tell the world my ‘Our Song’ choices. I’ve been mulling over it for a while, for various reasons. It’s hard, if not impossible, to pick one song, having had two major relationships in my life. And what about the girls? We’ve had …

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Calamity

Arg! Why is it that disasters happen when I’d much rather not deal with them? They never come when I’m feeling fighting fit and at the top of my game. It’s always when I’m already a bag of whingey snot (I know, I know, but it’s true and I’m honest to a fault – I’d …

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Back off

I’m not really a very demanding person. I just want a lovely, comfortable home, at exactly the right temperature (not too hot, not too cold), well-behaved, quiet and studious children, delicious meals (preferably not ALL prepared by me) and a life of uneventful, untroubled ease.┬áIt’s not much to ask, is it? I’m not cut out …

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Back to school

Here I am, bloodied but unbowed by another holiday ….. and realising that, as far as Child One goes, I don’t have all that many more to stagger through. Gone are the days when she was attached to my leg, screaming for things to cut and stick together very gloopily. Nowadays, she’s up in her …

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Movie news

We were lucky enough to get two lovely movie-related treats this holiday. First, a gorgeous package from Alvin and his friends, the Chipmunks. This included their latest DVD, Chipwrecked, and some exquisitely beautiful biscuits, baked and hand-painted by the Biscuiteers. I have long dreamed of getting my paws on an offering from the Biscuiteers. Admittedly, …

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