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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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Good Reads: Trauma, loss & parenthood

Can I just say how-the-heck-did-we-make-it-to-the-middle-of-February-already? No, genuinely! Half the country is on half-term and we are headed to Galway on Friday and I thought I had more time. Argh. But enough of me, lets talk about how panicked you are. Tell me you are. No, tell me. Make it up if you have to. Oh no, […]

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Good Reads: Thrush, depression & more

This is it, people, 2013. We survived the end of the World and the Christmas Binge and the repeats on TV. We’ve stepped over the threshold of a New Year. Even better, the schools have gone back, and routines that had been abandoned for the past fortnight (in my case nearly a month) are back […]

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Good Reads: Paper, parenthood and trips

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmaaaaasssss. Aren’t you just a little excited? No? Well, obviously not: there are just days until the schools break up so you need to make the most of your time alone. So forget about Christmas cards and wrapping presents

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Good Reads: Parenthood, wrapping paper and life changing trips

  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmaaaaasssss. Aren’t you just a little excited? No? Well, obviously not: there are just days until the schools break up so you need to make the most of your time alone. So forget about Christmas cards and wrapping presents and queuing in the Post Office to pick up a parcel that […]

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Good Reads: 10 stunning and superb posts

  Yo, yo, yo! Wad’up, homies! Sorry – listening to Puff Daddy circa 1996 and the current craze for high-tops and baggy pants has made me go all gansta, innit? But what is up is a list of ten stunning, superb and superlative posts that I have come across whilst I should have been working […]

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