• me and faith camping

    Tents, tears, trickles and toilets.

    On Friday I finally made it - exhausted and on my knees - to the end of term. The preceding 3 weeks had seen my teacher friends jump one by one into the warm, dazzling embrace of the summer holidays with my school being one of the very last to break up for summer, so imagine my relief when I was finally able to celebrate the start of my long-awaited holidays with a couple of cold ciders at the pub after work. Heading home at 6.30pm with a warm, fuzzy glow and a yearning for some nice dinner and a cozy bed, I was woefully unprepared for the tasks and challenges that lay ahead of me as I crossed the threshold into the bosom of my family. For this particular evening had been earmarked by my offspring for a 'camp out adventure' and not just any standard camp out adventure: The....
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  • ana swimming

    Just keep swimming.

    I'm going to come right out and admit my parenting fail here: I hate going swimming; I rarely take my kids to the pool; and they are well on the....
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  • super Ana

    Amazing you.

    If you were to ask me to describe my eldest daughter, there are many places I could start: I could describe the heavy dark hair that falls around the soft....
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  • don't be jealous of stuff

    Have a little Faith.

    My youngest daughter, Faith, has always been a quirky, off the wall character with a unique perspective on the world around us and this makes for some very interesting conversations.....
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  • hospital costa

    Hospital humour

    Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that the number of posts has decreased considerably in the past few months.  Despite my generally slothful nature, this scarcity of posts....
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  • snow days

    Faded memories of snow

    As the excitement of Christmas start to fade and the prospect of the long, dark stretch into spring hits home, the thoughts of the nation turn to the possibility of....
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