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When in Rome…

The crazy boy has been up to his funny antics again. We were in Rome last week and he was fascinated by the Coliseum. The funny thing about this place is that around the outside you find numerous 'Roman Soldiers' eager to have their photos taken with the tourists and then charge them 5 euros for ... READ the POST

First time dance exams nerves

My middle daughter took her first ballet and tap exams last week. The children had been practising their routines for a few weeks and were well prepared and the build up had been kept as low key as possible. But this didn't stop my daughter from worrying about them. A few weeks back she point blank ... READ the POST

Crazy boy antics

My five year old son is the joker of our household. He makes us laugh on a daily basis with his crazy, typical cheeky boy antics. His latest thing is to create characters using his clothes. Oh my goodness did I laugh when I saw the strategic placement of the toy cat. 'It's a willy,' he informed ... READ the POST

Happy Mother’s Day – a poem from my daughter

This is me, as seen through my seven year old daughter's eyes: My Mum She's a: Vacuum cleaner Potato peeler A dish cleaner A bedtime reader A hard worker cleaner A hugler A cuddler A school taker A cool maker My Super Mum Apparently I do a lot of cleaning. Don't know where she gets that idea ... READ the POST

Why do my children never listen to me?

'Kids, get your shoes and coats on, it's time to go to school now.' Nothing... 'Come on you lot, time to get ready for school.' Still nothing... 'GET YOUR STUFF ON NOW OR WE ARE GOING TO BE LATE!' 'Alright, alright, mummy, why do you always have to shout.' This is a frequent occurrence in my ... READ the POST

How Entertaining Our Children Has Changed

I grew up in the seventies.  We lived on a cul-de-sac, which was inhabited mainly by other families.  It was sheltered and it was safe.  Life was very different to today.  We went to school and we came straight home afterwards.  Our parents didn’t take us to after school clubs and we didn’t do ... READ the POST

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"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!

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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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