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Little Memories

Do you ever find yourself remembering really insignificant little things from many years ago, like in childhood? I struggle to remember what I was doing last Thursday, but I can remember all of the October birthday’s from my primary school class. Even as the faces of those children fade into the obscurity of my memory,… Continue reading Little Memories

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Another Sad Christmas (with some nice bits though)

When I was really little, when I believed in Father Christmas, it was magical. There were traditions and rituals that we would go through each year on Christmas eve – my mother would take us up to bed, singing Jingle Bells and a big white paper sack that was nearly as tall as me would… Continue reading Another Sad Christmas (with some nice bits though)

Parenting

My Rainbow is Becoming a Brownie

One of those big huge hairy milestone being flung at me in the world of motherhood: my older daughter has finished Rainbows and is now about turn into a Brownie. Just – what? In November, my little girl (not so little – literally, she’s like Buddy Elf when stood with her classmates) hangs up the… Continue reading My Rainbow is Becoming a Brownie

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My Mum is in the Thunder

Each year, when I was a kid, there was a massive event in the park across the round from my house called the ‘St Helens Show’. It was always at the end of July and it was always amazing. There was a fair, tents filled with crafts and stalls, police dog shows, a plane doing… Continue reading My Mum is in the Thunder

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My Journey… So Far

As a parent, you watch your child change constantly. You see the world that is them go from prehistoric to medieval to the modern era. They evolve so much, that you can’t quite see it sometimes, not without getting out the photos and looking through them. Eventually though, you come to the realisation that you… Continue reading My Journey… So Far

100 Objects Project

100 Objects Project #12: Cinema Ticket Stubs

These are cinema ticket stubs for a showing of Disney’s Brave in August 2012, at a cinema in Leeds. What is important about these is that this was the first time we took Daisy to the cinema. We felt by that as she was nearly four, she’d be okay to sit through a film with… Continue reading 100 Objects Project #12: Cinema Ticket Stubs

Parenting

You Build Your Children’s Foundations

I am often want to say to my husband, that childhood is the foundation that we, as parents, lay down for our children. It is the base on top of which they will build the adult they will turn out to be. Your children will follow your example, not your advice. When they are adults,… Continue reading You Build Your Children’s Foundations

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100 Objects Project #8: Glass Seahorse Ornament

I received this odd glass ornament for my 10th birthday from my Granddad Jack. I can’t say I was desperately impressed to receive this as a 10 year old girl! I just didn’t quite get why I’d want to look at dead sea creatures, encased in glass… it just seemed a bit unfair on the… Continue reading 100 Objects Project #8: Glass Seahorse Ornament

Emotional Memory Series, Parenting

Emotional Memory Series #3: The Greatest Love of All

I have started and stopped and then started again to write this entry in my Emotional Memory Series. It has proven much harder to put this into words than the other two previous entries, because words aren’t always capable of demonstrating this human emotion. I have begun with examining two versions of ‘romantic’ love, if… Continue reading Emotional Memory Series #3: The Greatest Love of All