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Having A Little Faith…

    Of late a familiar feeling has settled into the pit of my stomach. It arrived with its usual punctuality; just as my birthday celebrations had come to an end. Autumn winds have chilled the air and there is a definite sense of things about to change. As a child I was unfortunate in…

The Truth Is…

    Recently, a very good friend of mine rang to tell me she is pregnant. I was delighted, of course, and couldn’t wait to get discussing all the gory details of being a mother! Before I could begin, however, she complained that all her colleagues were telling her horror stories, not only about labour…

Beat The Sugar Coma This Easter

  Alternative Easter Traditions: My abiding memory of Easter is my little brother eating himself into a sugar coma and spending Easter Sunday thrown on the couch. I remember too the gleeful counting of Easter eggs in primary school; ‘how many did you get?’, ‘how many did you eat?’; the loud exclamations when someone claimed…

Are you a ‘grown-up’ yet?

  Have you ever secretly found yourself shuddering as you do something that reminds you of your parents? The other day I found myself in the car, listening to the news with my husband while we discussed some current event or other. Mid-discussion I could feel my brain begin to curl up in horror; you…

The Adventures of Pippy & Dippy

I recently received two beautiful children’s’ books by Jim Bartley to review. I was immediately captivated by Maeve Keane’s whimsical illustrations so suited to children’s’ literature. I couldn’t wait to read them to my daughter as I knew she would love these two mischievous characters. Well, not only did she like Pippy and Dippy she…

Christmas Time & Toddlers

  This Christmas we have an excitable two year old running around the house. The concept of Santa and presents is becoming a bit clearer though thankfully her list is short as she has no understanding of brands, popular toys etc. I do feel for parents of school-age children at this time of year. It…