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    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year!  I know I’m a bit late with the customary exchange of good wishes but my bonhomie is a little fragile as the euphoria of Christmas completed without incident, shovelling myself into 2019 and trying not to look too eager for the children to return to school has most definitely worn off. So now we find ourselves at the start of 2019 and my thoughts turn to the year ahead and what it will bring.  Of course, on the day of ‘the vote’ I can’t really avoid the subject of Brexit. I have to admit to being heartily sick of…

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    Don’t Expect a Thank You

    As we cruise into half term – or rather stagger in my case – and I brace myself for two weeks of relentless Xbox arguments interspersed with cries of “I’m bored” and my constant refrain of “only boring people get…

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    Just Keeping You Abreast…

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as someone who underwent a mastectomy and reconstruction last year and has just restarted her blog, I have absolutely no excuse for not making a few observations about breast cancer and my own…

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    Women In Their 40s – The Truth…

    I approached my forties full of optimism, believing all the claptrap about being comfortable in my own skin and forty being the new thirty – blah, blah, blah. I am now in my mid-forties and I am going to tell you…

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    September the New ‘New Year’

    Forget January, September is the new “New Year” for those with school-age children. (Spoiler alert: I don’t like September, so if you’re hoping for an uplifting read, skip this). The summer is over – OK we get the odd “indian summer”…