Tag: Teenagers

Creativity

On so many evenings like this I return home from a performance at school bursting with pride that my offspring have been lucky enough to attend their school. Tonight it was a short performance for the Friends of the school (and...

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Networking

A willowy 15 year old girl, with stupidly long dark hair, nestles in a high-backed armchair in a branch of a well-known coffee chain at a large out-of-town shopping centre. Killing time waiting for her mother to finish having...

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Happy birthday sweet 16

  It’s not quite the birthday I’d planned for her, but I’m thankful that we at least had a dining table and I could cook a proper meal and some brownies....

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A new chapter

  Me: “I don’t think you children have any idea how much we love you.” MsDD: “I don’t think we can possibly know that because we’re not...

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On women-only carriages

This morning I woke to the news of Jeremy Corbyn’s suggestion that he consult women on the re-introduction of women-only carriages on trains. Before all you Corbynieri and you Non D’aCorbs polish up your muskets, as...

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On competitive parenting

In today’s post I am linking to an article in yesterday’s Guardian, that sums up how I have felt for quite a lot of the last 20 years. It gives me an excuse to talk about it here. I suppose it is only natural for...

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Transition

Virtually nothing was done on the kitchen today, or so it would seem. I am gnashing my teeth with frustration. Apparently we are waiting for the granite worktops to arrive and nothing else can be done until they are installed....

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The first farewell

We were invited to my parents in law’s house for supper this evening. It marks the first of the bon voyages that we shall attend (endure) in the next ten days before the Boywonder goes off to take up his place at McGill...

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I was lucky enough to be invited to the fabulous wedding of @emproji and @lukephilosophy last weekend

I was lucky enough to be invited to the fabulous wedding of @emproji and @lukephilosophy last weekend

I was lucky enough to be invited to the fabulous wedding of @emproji and @lukephilosophy last weekend. Agonising about what to wear, I came across this gorgeous dress from Bombshell. Even better news: they had my size and it was reduced! It would have been rude not to!

I know these doors are supposed to be the ultimate in high security but I despise them

I know these doors are supposed to be the ultimate in high security  but I despise them

I know these doors are supposed to be the ultimate in high security but I despise them. I mean look how ugly they are! White UPVC, no definite sense of style nor era and the opening is both tiny and a trip hazard. How on earth are you supposed to… [more]

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