The Incy, Wincy, Tinsy Little Lies We Tell Our Children

I treasure mealtimes with my girls, it’s our chance to catch up on the day’s events and to get assurances for anything that might have upset, angered or made us falter a little…a bit like group therapy, now I think about it. One such mealtime, we were chatting away and conversation came to something a child told my eldest (who teaches part time, at one of those places that parents drop their kids off to straight after school). So this usually...

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Have you ever been called a ‘loose cannon’

I hope that question doesn’t offend as it isn’t meant in that vein at all. I do wonder about that term ‘Loose Cannon’ where did it come from and why have I been called one a good few times in my life? Although I didn’t know the origins of the term or its true meaning, I got the gist alright! I checked out the urban dictionary, (good old Google always delivers) and this is what I got: “In the days...

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When The ‘R’s Go Missing

  How ‘r’ you today? I hope things are running smoothly so that you can have another productive day. Yesterday I did what I always do, rolled out of bed, saw to the cats, pottered around tidying (I can’t function in too much of a mess, I have my limits). I enjoyed a nice relaxed breakfast with my youngest who was all set and ready to leave for her sixth form interview…exciting times! Anyway, once I saw her off I...

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