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Friday Fiction – Part 1

The first thing I remembered when I opened my eyes was the complete darkness, not even a speck of light to allow my eyes to adjust. I wondered if I was blind as I rubbed at my eyes, willing them to see. I searched my mind trying to work out how I had gotten there, but I couldn’t remember a thing. ... 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

How Do You Deal With Your Children’s Friends?

My son had a school friend back to play for the first time recently.  Within the first half hour this boy had hit my son in the face and made him cry.  Then for the next half hour, he tormented my son by taking his train and refusing to share, which resulted in them playing separately and defeated ... READ the POST

Liebster Blog Award Nominee

Yesterday I found out I had been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by Andrea, from Verbose, Morose & Comotose.  Typical, sceptical me didn't jump around the room with happiness, but rather I felt suspicious.  Was this some kind of set-up?  Is it an elaborate chain mail? Having done my ... READ the POST

How Do You Organise Your Life?

'You're so organised' people often say to me. 'Am I?' I tend to reply. Wondering just how they have come to this conclusion. For the most part I am the way I am because otherwise I would never survive running around after three children and trying to work in between if I didn't have some kind of ... READ the POST

Nutrition & Well Being

I went to a very interesting talk today at Starjumpz Children's Centre. It was about the link between gut health and emotional and physical well being. It has been scientifically proven time and time again that there is a connection between gut and mental health. There are many factors to consider, ... 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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"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."

"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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"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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