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Clare Taylor
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That thing when...
... you click on your child's school Twitter feed, hoping to see a picture of them enjoying themselves on their week away doing Wholesome Outdoor Activities, but knowing it's something of a fool's errand because previous experience has shown that they are c...

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Breaking out of stasis
Tick, tick, tick... I think the world might be trying to tell me something.  On facebook this last week I've been assailed with suggestions that I might like to look at posts featuring activities for Empty Nesters.  Has someone told them both my children ar...

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Just do it... (writing as therapy)
I've always been a firm believer in the truism that 'A writer writes'.  Except, I've not been doing very much of that recently - either here on the blog or elsewhere - which begs the question; am I still a writer? I'm not sure. Life has got in the way recen...

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The difference between...
... Men & Women trying to eat healthily, #1550 Me: ' I think I'll skip dinner tonight.  After a late lunch out this afternoon when we split the sharing plate 4 ways and then followed that with the Salad Nicoise, a couple of chips from Boy #1, and two forkfu...

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Pushing water uphill
It was Boy #2's birthday recently (he was eleven.  ELEVEN.  How did that happen?)  He loves the fact that it's so early in the year as he sees it as an opportunity to mop up the items on his Christmas list that didn't turn up under the tree. One of those it...

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Thanks for the memories
So Carrie Fisher is gone. Hard to believe that the woman who managed to rock that ridiculous hairstyle as Princess Leia - and still look gorgeous - is no longer with us.  I have lots of wonderful memories of her movies, but the one I'm going to share with y...

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A Christmas blessing on JK Rowling
Bless you, JK Rowling. Bless you for writing the fantastic series of Harry Potter books, bless you for getting millions of children reading, and bless you for ensuring that once you passed the baton to Warner Bros to produce the movies, they stayed true to ...

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What a difference a day makes...
Tasks completed on Day 1 of child home sick from school (with a temperature but not ill enough to spend the entire day in bed) Child spends an extra 2 hours in bed reading instructive literature (OK, back copies of Top Gear magazine, but beggars can't be ch...

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Most embarrassing motherhood-related experiences #573
Went to town on Friday - literally.  When I say 'to town' I do, of course mean that it should be pronounced in true Celia Johnson styley - 'to Tyne' - and am referring to London.  Husband and I were due to attend a swanky dinner, so I thought I would treat ...

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And so it's November...
Where on earth did the rest of October go? Life has been busy here for the still-re-acclimatising Potty family, as I'm sure it is for everybody.  And also, as I'm sure is the case for everybody, most of what's been happening is not suitable blog-fodder; eit...
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