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Any of my friends will tell you that as far as addictions go I'm pretty hardcore when it comes to two things ~ cheese and quotes.  (Learn a bit more about me here if you're new to the blog). I have plans for more cheese...

I have written before about my son Oliver’s battle with anxiety and my attempts to help him. Recently I had a chat with someone (we’ll call him Jim), about the conversations I have been having with my son.Jim made a few points, some of which...

If, after reading the title of this blog, you were expecting to read a sordid account of my wild and adventurous teenage years (they were quiet and boring!) then I have two things to say to you….1) you have a filthy mind …..2) I like...

There are certain films and programmes that I only associate with Christmas. Home Alone has got to be in the top 5 and I refuse to watch Love Actually unless the Christmas tree is up. But one programme has a very special place in my...

You may or may not know that my son Harry was born with a very rare cranio facial condition which we had no idea about until he was born. Read about the moment that life changed forever to understand the impact of that news. His...

Ok so stay with me on this one! Yes, I’m that one person who has an uncanny knack of lowering the tone of a conversation but this time, I feel that this is a great analogy and it came to me as I was writing...

Statista.com reports that so far in 2017 there are 2.46 billion social media users worldwide. That’s a LOT of content! Some of it is funny, heart-warming, heart breaking, terrifying, harrowing, inspirational, educational, informative, antagonistic …the list goes on. It is clear that we now live...

It’s really hard to know what to buy for children as they approach the teenage years isn’t it!This year for Oliver’s 12th birthday I arranged for him to have an hour long lesson behind the wheel as part of the young driver experience and recently...