The silent, constant companion.

  Our Dog died last week. Nev was a fifteen year old Golden retriever. He died like he did all things in life, quietly and with no fuss. But it shocked me how quickly 15 years had passed. We got him in 2005, the year Facebook first spread into universities on this side of the […]

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Decisions…. decisions ….

The beauty of a school uniform is that it removes the decision making process, now my eight year old still negotiates about the choice of shoes but her options are limited. I’m pretty sure it’s not as withering as negotiating daily about a full outfit. On  any given day most of us have to make […]

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Adrian Mole measured his …….

“I measured my thing, it grew 1cm”  – The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 ¾, and the series that followed  were required reading for anyone, like me, who grew up in the 80s or early 90s. Adrian devotes much of his first two diaries to worrying about the state of his skin and […]

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