I Was A Teenage Goth

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Featured, Music | 6 comments

I Was A Teenage Goth

Ooh Goth at the BBC is on tomorrow night, I shall have to dig out my crimpers and wear black. The former were last seen in about 1989 but the penchant for black never left me.

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Driving Tests: 5 Things to Consider to Stop You From Failing

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Driving Tests: 5 Things to Consider to Stop You From Failing

I am about to start driving lessons after a long break – I had a lessons at 17 and hated it, then a few more at thirty before a baby bump stopped me trying comfortably. My daughter has recently passed, and lovely and bright as she is, there are times when she seems incapable of making a sandwich, so I figure if she can drive, so can I! This post in association with Toyota is packed with tips to help you pass and is going to come in very handy soon – I hope!

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Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in days out, Featured | 11 comments

Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park

The clocks changing meant that Sunday was going to feel long, so a trip out somewhere with the boys was a must. As the day was a bit murky we decided not to stray too far from home and settled on a visit to Kingston Maurward on the outskirts of our town. In the grounds of a very grand house, the gardens and animal park do exactly what they say on the tin.

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Questions and Answers

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Featured, General | 23 comments

Questions and Answers

That lovely Sarah at Mum of Three World has tagged me to answer some questions, and because I like her, and because I have nothing else to say right now, I am answering them!

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Saturday is Sing-Along-A-Caption Day

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014 in Photo | 1 comment

Saturday is Sing-Along-A-Caption Day

Morning SatCappers, and here’s to a mighty fine weekend! My pic this week is a rather sweet one of Syd playing with one of his Dads microphones – but what is he singing? Or is he even singing, perhaps he is being a tour guide or a news reporter?

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Holiday Wishlist – Liverpool

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in holidays | 12 comments

Holiday Wishlist – Liverpool

I have been asked to write about somewhere I would love to visit in England, but haven’t had the chance to. There are just so many to choose from, as we may be a small island, but much of it is as yet unseen by me. I like cities for short breaks, I live in a small town on the glorious Jurassic Coast – I have access to all the beautiful countryside and beaches I need, what I am lacking is the bright lights and culture offered by big cities.

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Sleepovers – The Next Generation

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Featured, Parenting | 21 comments

Sleepovers – The Next Generation

I am pretty experienced at the whole hosting sleepovers lark. Providing midnight feasts (well, half past eight treats) and vetting appropriate movies, all the way through to ones involving alcohol and possible vomiting now the daughter is eighteen. But this weekend sees a whole new brand of sleepover.

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Toy Story 12” Action Armour Buzz Lightyear Review

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Featured, Reviews | 23 comments

Toy Story 12” Action Armour Buzz Lightyear Review

Having been at this parenting lark for 18 years now, I have watched a lot of family films, and one of our all time favourites has to be Disney’s Toy Story and it’s sequels. The original film came out the year before my daughter was born, but soon became a firm favourite on video (back in the pre-DVD days!) and we visited the cinema for the subsequent releases.

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Eleven

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Featured, Parenting | 25 comments

Eleven

My middle child, my eldest boy, turns eleven today. Happy Birthday Max, my wonderful son!

I am loving this age. He is so clever, a joy to converse with, an amazing vocabulary and interesting and informed opinions. Quite vociferous opinions at times. ( I cannot imagine where he gets that trait from *whistles nonchalantly)

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Power to the People

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Politics | 5 comments

Power to the People

Two of my favourite ranting people have been on the spout this week. Russell Brand and John Lydon. And despite the fact the latter was arguing against the former I kind of agree with both of them.

I like Brands enthusiasm for his revolution, but I agree with Lydon that you have to vote otherwise you are ‘demanding to be ignored’.

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