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Good Reads July 2014

Welcome to Good Reads July 2014. Are you feeling the burn of holiday madness or are you still struggling to get your children out of bed for the last few days of school? I always find it hard to decide whether I like holiday or term time more but in this heat I am tempted […]

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Good Reads June 2014

Hola Ladies, Gents, Boys, Girls and Goldfish, are we enjoying the World Cup thing? As I am waist deep in watching Gossip Girl on Netflix the only reason I know that there is some giant Media-Consuming Sports-related thing going down in Brazil is the sudden increase in the number of British and English flags flying […]

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Good Reads May 2014

Hello! How are things? Did you miss me? Probably not, but to flatter my own ego I am going to assume that you pined. For hours. And speaking of pining, with half-term a hop skip and jump away I am confident that I shall be pining for school mere minutes after 9am on Monday morning, […]

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Good Reads: Dreams, milestones and making your voice count

March is here and it brought Spring: the leaves are beginning to bud on the tress, the daffodils are blooming in full force throughout the land and I feel at last that I can put my washing out on the line without it taking three days to dry! Of course Spring also means that we […]

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Good Reads February 2014

The season of Love is upon us! Are you feeling it? No, me neither. I’m mostly feeling wet and miserable. Then I tell myself to snap out of it because I do not live in the Somerset Levels and Lord knows that they have been wet and miserable since well before Christmas. On which happy […]

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Good Reads January 2014

Golly the year has got off at a pace! I’m already cruising towards February and feeling every bit as cold and damp as the weather. I do hope that Christmas brought you all your heart desired. At the very least I hope you and your sanity survived in a better state than our car, which […]

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Good Reads December 2013

As we hurtle towards 2014 there is still little chance to sit and reflect on 2013 which will, I imagine, be remembered above all else as the year that the World mourned the loss and celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela. There is nevertheless much to be cheerful about, much to be grateful for, much […]

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Good Reads: Remembrance, the worst bits of motherhood and who needs family anyway?

Can anyone tell me where this year is going? I couldn’t believe it when the latest Strictly series started because it signalled the beginning of Christmas. Eeek! Anyhow, I won’t hang around banging on about all that I have to do before Christmas, which is a mere six weeks away. Instead, forget about the ‘C’ […]

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Good Reads: Spooky science & mental patient costumes

You’re feeling it, aren’t you? The switch has been flipped from summer to winter and as the temperature of the British thermostat drops to meet winter standards there are a couple of blissful weeks where the leaves fall like post-wedding confetti bringing chaos to commuters on train lines and joy to dog walkers and small […]

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Good Reads: Twerking, Walmart and the Saatchi Bill

So how was your summer? Did you go anywhere nice? Are you glad the children are back at school? Did I miss any crucial hairdresser-style questions? No, good. So get the kettle on, quickly whilst no-one is looking. I’ll dig out the secret stash of biscuits and we can have a good old catch up. […]

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Good Reads: Mistakes, divorce and Mars Bar moose

The weeks are sailing by aren’t they? OK maybe not sailing but certainly chugging along with determination. The whole world has been wrapped in the the New Royal Baby bubble for several weeks and I bet you’d be delighted to have a little distraction, yes? If so, settle down, shove the children in front on […]

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Good Reads: School hols, not being perfect and being fat

The School Holidays have arrived in the house of Domestic Goddessery. I am a little nervous of all those weeks stretching ahead of me when I have nothing but two weeks in sunny Norway planned. The summer holidays, though an awesome and magical time in the life of a child do nothing but fill me […]

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Good Reads June

The countdown is on: less than a week until the event of the year, BritMums Live. I, of course, will be there. So if you are too, stop by and say hello. You won’t have trouble finding me: I’m very loud and I have really nice pink shoes. Plus if I get the chance I […]

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Good Reads May: Pink lego, camper vans and twitter friendships

So here’s the thing: it’s the middle of May and I am sitting wearing a fleece over my, not inconsiderable, layers as I type. I have committed the cardinal sin of putting the heating on because even the dog is shivering. There is a very real chance that summer has been and gone for me. […]

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Good Reads April

Oh man, those holidays seemed to last forever. I don’t know about you but I never imagined that I would ever have a white Easter! And this relentlessly wintery weather has made the holidays seem so unbearably long. But, now that they are back in the halls of learning and you are, briefly, free to […]

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Good Reads March

My goodness, I am sitting watching the announcement of the new Pope with my heart thumping. I can’t help it: I love Pomp and Ceremony. I blame growing up in the Armed Forces, where everything has ceremony attached. I wonder if the new Pope had any idea how his day would end when he woke […]

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