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Stepping in to Spring, feeling fitter and healthier and taking positive steps forward

What a difference a month makes. In January I was lost in a sea of illness and chaos. Thankfully, February sees us fighting fit, even the puppy is back to full health. He's six months now and has settled down a bit, which makes it easier for me to work at home too. My Lenten clean eating and ... READ the POST

Bouncing into 2016 – Pantomimes, gym competitions and puppy love

Read January was so busy and full of illness, that it left me with little energy or enthusiasm for reading. That said, I have an extensive list of books I've read over Christmas. These include: Boston Terrier (Smart Owner's Guide) - As we picked up our Boston Terrier puppy on New Year's Day, I used ... READ the POST

Golf lessons for children – finding confidence and making sporting achievements

My middle daughter isn't very sporty. She's not as bad as she thinks she is, but she doesn't enjoy it, particularly team sports. Last term, she played netball for the first time (as Goal Keeper) and although learned to tolerate it, she could take it or leave it really. This term it's hockey and I ... READ the POST

On new responsibilities and getting back into the routine

I'm watching his every move, looking for signs. Does he need the toilet? A nap? Has he slept too long? I worry about leaving him. Will he be ok if I go out of the room for a moment? Will he sleep through the night? Getting ready to go out anywhere seems to take an age. Have we got everything? ... READ the POST

Parenthood – The Before and After

As I approach the end of my thirties, I'm beginning to look back and think where the hell did the last ten years go? Of course, it's a fog of babies and young children, from which I've now emerged, sanity just about intact, but memory and body somewhat worse for the wear. How different I am and how ... READ the POST

New School Term, New Start – taking a look back over the summer

When the children go back to school, it feels like the start of a new year. It's the beginning of a new phase and a great time to get back on track with anything that you've gotten out of the habit of doing over the summer months. For me, that means working on my manuscript, as I've been busy right ... READ the POST

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2020-02-28T13:14:40+00:00
"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!

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2020-02-28T13:13:38+00:00
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2020-02-28T13:13:54+00:00
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"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."
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2020-02-28T13:14:06+00:00
"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."

"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their...
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2020-02-28T13:14:19+00:00
"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their writing style."
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