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6 weeks to declutter ready for Christmas!

OK chaps, we have 6 weeks to go until the mayhem that is Christmas. Time to get organised, time to plan… Right so let’s start with the kitchen. Go through those cupboards. Check if anything is out of date (left over from last Christmas…???) and decide if you will use it or not (go on, […]

Reflections and remembrance to commemorate the end of WW1 centenary

Remembrance Day is part of our national consciousness. The red poppy synonymous with the sacrifice of a generation. 2018 is particularly important as it marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday coincide so the whole nation can unite in grief, respect and hope. I will […]

The panic of being tech free!

So this bank holiday did not quite go to plan. We went down to Kent to visit my mother in law for her birthday as we do every year. Usually I take my laptop and use Chris’ mobile as a hotspot to get wifi access. We had decided to use some of our wedding money […]

The problem with the ’18 summers’ theory

Thoughts of my children growing up and away have been on my mind recently and I’ve also thought about the type of people I want them to become. You must have seen the posts and pics across social media in the last couple of weeks reminding parents that we only have 18 summers with our […]

Should mobile phones be banned at school?

Ooh this is a tricky one! It has been in the news this week that school experts including the dreaded Ofsted believe that mobile phones should be banned at school. I grew up in the era before the prevalence of phones. If I needed to phone home I had to use the pay phone in […]