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Glory, glory Man United (apparently)

March 10, 2013


I say apparently, because they are not my favourite team – I give my support to Aston Villa. But this is not my blog, it’s my 11 year old son’s and he is an avid Manchester United fan, so his choice of title and his story. He’s been a bit of a superstar recently, passing […]

My two sides of Centre Parcs

February 12, 2013


Two really great things happened last year.  The first, and most important, was that my fantastic son passed his eleven plus.  The second was that my great friend, Donna, was going to have another birthday and a special weekend was planned to celebrate it.  Clearly, the first is exceptional, the second, nothing new, but the […]

Sharing a poem.

January 14, 2013


My lovely Mum shared a poem with me when I was younger, it popped into my head recently, and I thought I would share it on this blog. I think it is my family’s version of this poem, but I wonder, have you ever heard one similar?   Dottie and Nellie pray hear mother say, […]

We feel the need, the need for STEAM.

April 28, 2012


Decisions made on what to do with a 10 year old and his Grandmother on a wet and windy half term, have led to the writing of this blog. ‘Mum it was awesome, you have to write one of your blogs about it’ he yelled as he ran across the courtyard.  My Mother, not really […]

Instructions from sunny Spain

April 27, 2012


The email arrived. She was back, safe and well. But ‘before I forget, you really must write one of your blods about the taxi company who took me to the airport’.  She know’s it’s a blog, it’s just one of her quirks, giving things their own special names (sometimes they even make me laugh). So […]

That perfect skimming stone, and other childhood holiday memories …

January 2, 2012


As I walked along the beach with my 10 year old this Christmas, desperately searching for the most perfect skimming stone, I couldn’t help but remember some childhood holiday memories and pastimes … The perfect skimmer.  The speedboat made out of sand on the beach. Elaborate sandcastles and buckets of beautiful treasures.  Polystyrene surf boards, […]