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Classic books to enjoy with children

5 / 10 / 2015 / 0 comments

Last week we wrote about classic movies to share with your children, and this week it’s classic books! Inspired by a friend who recently gave my daughter The Enchanted Wood for her birthday, here are top five books you probably…

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Classics for the kids

28 / 09 / 2015 / 0 comments

Every school holidays we have a movie night for the kids. We project a movie onto the wall of the living room, invite the neighbours and the nephews, ply the kids with popcorn and sweets and watch something together. My…

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Dress Warm!

21 / 09 / 2015 / 0 comments

This week a friend very cheekily took a screen-shot of a text message from her mother and posted it to Facebook. Why? Her very caring mother had given my friend detailed instructions for staying warm this weekend. It is technically…

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Which Wine, When – and Why?

11 / 09 / 2015 / 0 comments

My book club used to meet for morning tea, but now we usually meet in the evening, for many reasons. Firstly, going out at night gives you an excuse to dress up. Dressing up is fun. Especially since I mostly…

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Watchful

7 / 09 / 2015 / 0 comments

Some time ago, I came across the website Common Sense Media. If you have small people in your life and you don’t know about it, you should. I found it one day because my kids (who are reaching tweenagehood) were…

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Overwhelmed

31 / 08 / 2015 / 0 comments

Some weeks it all happens at once. Family members fall ill, plumbing fails, internet goes down, washing machines break. I remember once when the kids were young and everyone had gastro, I went to the car to run to the…

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Before I Forget

25 / 08 / 2015 / 0 comments

In addition, of course, to this blog, over the past year or so I’ve been involved in another project that I’m delighted I can finally talk about! Christine Bryden is a remarkable woman – an advocate, a writer, a celebrity…

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Books! Again!

3 / 08 / 2015 / 0 comments

So I’ve been getting into reading again. Does anyone else do this? Go through phases where they don’t read at all then suddenly, you’re not sure why, books come back into your life? Could it possibly have anything to do with…

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