Monthly Archives: March 2013

The skill of an RSVP

There is a Learning Curve for new parents on RSVP’s, or so goes my theory. Annoyingly the organisational skills of a parent must be learnt. Due to only being fertile in Spring (or so it turns out) in January I … Continue reading

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A Troubled Life, Saved

Abby is 9 years old.  Her father is no longer in contact with her and her mother’s boyfriends are abusive to her and her mother. Both are heavy drinkers.  Life at home is at best, difficult and at worse, unbearable.  … Continue reading

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Ofsted report Panic

We’ve just had a letter through the door and I’m slightly panicked. It’s from our borough council advising us that our Headmaster of over 20 years is going to take early retirement because the Ofsted inspection they had a few … Continue reading

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Asking for advice

I love to chat to people. Chat to other mum’s, colleagues at work, friends and family. I love to chat because through conversation we build our world.  Stick with me….this will make sense.  Through every conversation I have with people … Continue reading

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When I Grow Up

What do I want to be when I grow up?  Well I can tell you what I don’t want to be. I don’t want to be a 9-5 grinder in a role involving spreadsheets, Gantt charts and the management of … Continue reading

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The Mistakes of the Past

For some of us, our youth is not a time for entirely happy reflection For some of us there are things we’ve said or done that don’t sit well now we look back at it The only word I can … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to the baby days

You may have remembered I posted last year about the big decision to not have anymore children.  You can read it here, but the long and short of it was that my husband was really against the idea and I … Continue reading

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