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Archives for June 2015

A Few Wardrobe Nightmares and Cooking up a Frenzie

Another week goes by in a blur of school runs and pick ups, work, sports days and general running around. It's called LIFE and I wish I could say that it was more exciting and I didn't live it mostly through my kids, but sadly that's not true and hey, we wouldn't change it for the world would we? I ... READ the POST

Memories – Friday Fiction

I set myself the task of writing a descriptive piece of fiction this week using all the senses. I'm more comfortable writing active scenes with lots of dialogue, so this area of my writing needs more practice. I used Sara's prompt word 'laughter' and drew on a memory, so it was emotional to put ... READ the POST

Summer Term Madness

Why is it that schools feel as though they must pack everything in to the last term? Between all three children, my calendar is full of events: ones that we need to attend, others where we need to remember to take in certain things or do something special for. As a parent, I find this the most ... READ the POST

A Few Victories for the Shy Ones

I watched my daughter read a piece of her work in her class assembly this week and it struck me that it is the first time in her junior school career that she has done something like that. She's in year six and just about to leave to go to secondary school. Being one of the quieter ones, she was ... READ the POST

A Poem for Father’s Day

I love the way my middle daughter's mind works. She is creative, just like her older sister, but she has an understanding and level of empathy that goes beyond her eight years. This means that she always takes great care to come up with deep and meaningful words to express her feelings when she ... READ the POST

‘The End’ – When Do You Really Stop Drafting?

'The End' Those two words can mean so much, especially to me this week. I finished the draft of my manuscript re-write. I wrote the end of my story. Except I never actually wrote those two words because I know that it's far from at that point. It felt good though. I've been working on this draft ... READ the POST

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