Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Ofsted Report

Instructions for talking to me about the Ofsted  Tip your head to one side Look down then up (the Princess Diana look) Suck in your lower lip and say  “I’m really sorry to hear that?”  Yep, the report that I … Continue reading

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The Generation that grew up with “Friends”

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel like we are a little bit of the lucky generation.  Not lucky in that we have more money or more opportunity, but that we are considered in society and marketing, … Continue reading

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My Midlife Crisis

Hi!  *stands up* My name is The40yearold and I like gardening.  Phew, I feel better for getting that off my chest. Let’s be honest.  It’s not seen as a particularly cool hobby is it.  The sort of thing my 18 … Continue reading

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Bog off Grandma

Dear Grandma, So, you’ve been here before have you?  Raised 4 boys practically single handed have you? That’s nice. To be honest I wouldn’t shout too loudly.  They are all far from perfect, two of them still occasionally require financial … Continue reading

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The Joy Jar

I was recently reading my timeline and saw that someone had retweeted a Tweet. The original tweeter was not someone I know. The person the tweet was about, I didn’t know. It read: “Go out, get drunk, be who you … Continue reading

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I’m supposed to like…..

….Breakfast in bed I don’t.  I just don’t get it.  What really is the point of it?  If I’m having to sit up at all I may as well just get up and sit up at a table downstairs and … Continue reading

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When he hit me

This is a difficult post for me to write. Mostly because I didn’t want to be “one” of those parents.  You know the ones. You see them on the play equipment at the park, trying to coax a small child … Continue reading

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