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Claire Alison
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Third year of uni, here I come!
I'm not able to spend too much time blogging today as I am still stuck in a field of mud in a little village in Somerset (I'll be posting on that in a few days when (if!) I make it home, but I just wanted to make this celebratory post to announce that I rec...

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Proudest of proud mummys
As I'm sure you're aware, Thursday was A-Level results day, and like many families, we were waiting eagerly for Nelly's results.  I'm pleased to say she did brilliantly and has accepted her unconditional offer to Gloucester uni to study English literature a...

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A long post about commuters at Winchester Uni
Okay, so here's the thing.  This morning, I received this letter in the post: I am totally stunned and feel incredibly honoured and very embarrassed!  This really is quite a big deal - I looked up the Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Award on our uni website an...

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Shooting stars!
Wow, wow, wow!!! Last night, Nelly and I blew up a paddling pool and filled it with blankets and cushions so that we could spend a night out under the stars.  Local news reports said there would be an amazing meteor storm, called the Perseid Shower, and it ...

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Happy days are here again!
We have just come home from a really lovely five day break at Butlins, Minehead.  Mum, Nelly and I have holidayed every year since Nelly was four years old, and it has become one of her 'happy places'.  We didn't go last year - Nelly was seventeen and (mum ...

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Wonderful Wales
I thought I'd make a short post because Nelly and I are away in Wales having a truly wonderful time.  Although mum and I come here quite often, as we bring our two doggies Archie and Kiko to be groomed in Caerphilly by an international dog championship judg...

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Tough time for our little man
Things took quite a turn after my last post telling you what a wonderful time Nelly and I were having in Wales.  Our poor little Kiko gave a big squeal in the campervan during the night, and it seemed that he had done something to his leg.  We settled him b...
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