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Long holidays with teenagers

Movies are expensive – days in the park don’t interest teenagers. Xbox does. Holidays can become expensive.

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Warm chicken salad

Warm Chicken Salad – Kids quite like the warm chicken with the colder leaves, and mine love chicken anyway. It takes me about 10 minutes to chop and make.

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Go VOTE!! It’s important!

Today is #GeneralElectionDay. It’s also Parish Governor election day and Councillor Election day. So we get to vote 3 times! The problem is : I didn’t know a thing about the Parish vote. I don’t know a single person on the list other than the one person running for MP in General Election, and I […]

Vetkoek and mince

VETKOEK – a Hearty meal!

Place two or three pieces of the flattened dough at a time into the oil. Fry each side until golden brown.
Serve with savoury mince, cheese or jam. Vetkoek and mince is delicious!

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Doing it all…..

Some parents believe in the opposite. Cook every meal for them. Make every cup of tea. Cut every fruit. Make every school lunch. Carry every bag. Buy every toy and open it up for them. Bake every cake. ETc – do everything, even when they are adults, keep on doin it.
What is your opinion on the matter?

Teaming up – Sainsburys and Starbucks

Ok – so I had a brainwave today. needs to team up with and put a coffee shop in every store. It’s a win-win. Why did I worry about this mundane issue today? for a few reasons: 1) There isn’t a Starbucks in my town ( there is a Costa). 2) Generally parking near any […]

The more premissive you are,the bigger the trouble ahead

If kids think you think it’s ok, then they will try it! 40% of 15 year-olds have experienced being drunk twice¬† – or so they say. Well….. I’ not sure what kids they are talking about, because as a parent I know where my kids are. Sometimes I see kids walking along the street at […]

Bring rugby boots quickly!

“Bring rugby boots quickly please!” – a text from my son on a Friday afternoon.¬† He knows I amnot the ‘bring things to school’ type of Mum. I don’t do that. I don’t bring thigs to school, or get involved with teachers, or make school lunch. It’s not what I do. So today I searched […]

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What do you think of ‘selfies’?

If you are posting pictures of yourself in every bathing costume you own, on everey holiday , in every country, at every party, with every dress or occaision possible – GET OVER IT AND STOP.
NO-ONE is that gorgeous. Glad you think you are, but really, we don’t.

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Looking for Halloween ideas for the little ones?

I actually think she’s been quite inventive, and it looks great. For a zombie type event.

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The prettiest dog ever…

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What do you do for yourself?

So I changed the way I do things this year. I decided I needed to do something for ME!
So, everyone who knows me knows I love cricket. I also love training my dogs. Both are outdoors activities, and I am an ‘outdoorsy’ person, so that suits me well.

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