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Wallace and Gromit’s Musical Marvels was just that: marvellous!

After a rather busy and stressful half term, I was so excited to have something a little bit different and special to look forward to yesterday: Wallace and Gromit’s Musical Marvels at the Hexagon in Reading. I’ll be perfectly honest: my kids know nothing about Wallace and Gromit but I LOVE the genius of Nick […]

Anyone else feel like they are missing a decade?

Somehow, it is 2019. I seem to have lost a whole decade somewhere. You mention 10 years ago and I think Spice Girls, university, nights out drinking with friends. But that was 20 years ago. TWENTY! I have been vegetarian for 20 years. I left for uni 20 years ago. I passed my driving test […]

The destruction of my childhood idol: bring back 1980s She-Ra!!!

I am a child of the 80s. I grew up with She-Ra and know many of the episodes inside out, word for word. I was hugely excited when my sister told me last weekend that Netflix had made a new series of the show and didn’t hesitate to start watching immediately.   It was almost […]

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 […]

Prom dresses and happy memories

Awkward photo alert! This was taken in 2008 (OMG 10 years ago!!!) This was when I was working in a secondary school and went to the Year 11 prom. It was a lovely evening, seeing the ‘children’ as they morph into adults and move on into the world. The Year 11s at the secondary school […]