31st October 2017
Blackpool Illuminations

For us Northerners, Blackpool illuminations is a rite of passage. It's a coming of age moment. Right up there with your first Greggs pasty, chip barms and rickets.

I'll not lie, I had high expectations. So much so I may have bigged it up a little too much.

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11th September 2014
Back to School

I suppose I should write the obligatory back to school post. As a parent blogger I think it's in my contract. I also have a confession to make, but more on that later.

As of next week they'll both be in school full-time. Sonny is already there, Luca however is still within the graduals stage.

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7th November 2014
Half-term and Halloween

This last half-term was one of self-discovery. Of sorts.

I discovered my blood pressure is intrinsically linked to their lack of symmetry when building with LEGO, and that I'd never considered myself a control freak until Luca offered to help with MY side of the colouring-in book.

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26th August 2013
Unwelcome Guests

waspWe don't have any pets. Not officially.

I've never understood a dog being a man’s best friend. Well not this man. I choose my friends very carefully, and a prerequisite is that they don't need walking, feeding, or cleaning up after.

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8th September 2015
Culture, Sport and Sand Sandwiches

posing on the beachI've not blogged over the summer holidays. I'd like to say it was a self-imposed sabbatical, but that would be ignoring the hours sat sobbing in front of a blank screen calculating how many hours it was until school re-opened.

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30th August 2016
Altomincio Family Park with Canvas Holidays

altomincio-poolOur trip with Canvas Holidays to Altomincio Family Park near Lake Garda was to be a holiday of firsts. First time on a plane; first time abroad; our first proper holiday as a family.

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29th February 2012
Blue Planet

barry the big bad fishI've never known Sonny and Luca to be so excited; at least not since the recent snow which they assumed meant Santa was on his way back.

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1st May 2017
Yo-kai Watch 2 - Fleshy Souls & Bony Spirits

It seems like only yesterday that my dreams were haunted by the soundtrack to Yo-kai Watch. The auto-correct on my phone has never fully recovered from the boys incessant searching for the favourite foods of Cutta-nah-nah, Slacka-slash and the talking buttocks that is Cheeksqueek.

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21st October 2014
Austerity bites

I admit I'm guilty of the odd rant. Mostly it remains in my head. Sometimes Janet makes eye contact and immediately wishes she hadn't. Occasionally it spills over onto Twitter, and rarer still onto my blog.

This one falls into the latter category so I can only apologise, but it's for good reason.

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19th November 2014
Post 40 Denial

I have my 40+ health check this week.

It's not helping with my post 40 denial but it'll be fine because I'm sat here drinking herbal tea, and everyone knows that replacing coffee with Chinese green tea for a couple of days can reverse twenty five years of abusing your body.

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