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How Reliant Are You On Your Smart Phone?

I just spent a week in a beautiful part of the UK - the New Forest. This was our fourth visit to the same holiday park. We love it. It's peaceful, idyllic, picture postcard perfect. It's three years since we were last in the area, however. On this particular occasion, I noticed something I had ... READ the POST

Friday Fiction – Finding Writing Inspiration

Where do you find writing inspiration? It can come from anywhere; a photograph, a news story, some choice words, a song. I always loved this song by Richard Marx. The words tell a story of their own and it fascinated me. I had never seen the video until I looked it up on YouTube to add here. ... READ the POST

Why I Will Never Go Camping

My eldest daughter has been begging to go camping (and you know how kids can beg). We do not own a tent or any camping equipment and camping has never been on our list of holiday ‘to do’s’ despite its ever increasing popularity. ‘Everybody else goes camping,’ says my daughter, who feels she is ... READ the POST

Choices – Pamela Thibodeaux, on Friday Fiction

Welcome to Friday Fiction. Today guest author Pamela Thibodeaux provides an extract from her book, Choices. Please use the frog link below if you would like to join in and add your own story to share. Camie's heart throbbed with excitement as she waited to be escorted to her seat. She'd won a ... READ the POST

10 Insane (But Totally True) Facts About Raising Teenagers

I am reblogging this because it is such an interesting post. As I have a tween who has trouble sleeping, it is particularly poignant. We are going through this at the moment, so this definitely struck a cord with me. Hope you find it useful too. ... READ the POST

Who Is This Post For Anyway?

Why do we write blog posts? Because we love to write? Because we have a story to tell? Or because we have a message that we want to get across? Whatever the reason, blog posts are written with one thing in mind - to be read. If the statistics tell us that 80% of people will read the title and ... READ the POST

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