Order of Seven! A late review.

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I’m going to have to start this post with a massive apology to Beth, I was so very excited to be an ARC (That’s Advanced Reader Copy! I know, because I asked.) reader for Order of Seven, the new and …

Lessons from a Learner Landlord

angry neighbours

I am new to being a landlord, but it’s been a steep learning curve. I’ve rented before, admittedly as a student, in a fairly grotty 3 bed house where the 4th housemate (me) slept in the ‘converted’ dining room, with …

What makes a bully?

1000 voices

What makes a bully? 1000 Voices Speak are focusing on this subject this month and I wanted to be one voice among the many, to shout out and add to the cacophony, because where many speak, maybe some one will hear. …

A friendship that dried.

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There are lots of quotes about friends. Friends tell you the ugly truth, not pretty lies. and It’s more important to have friends than fans. Fans tell you what you want to hear. Friends tell you the truth. So, a …

My mind speaks.

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I scream. A short, staccato burst of sound, burning with intensity, let out in a shriek of deep, furious anger. A scream of rage. I raise my hand and whip across his face with a resounding, satisfying slice that makes my hand …

Focusing on family

Stonehenge

This year I turn 38. That is a big number. Not as big as 40, which is how old GMB is gonna be. Now that’s funny! GMB, with whom I went through the tortures of boarding school, is now becoming …

Crap, I broke the kids.

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Something happened this week that had me, once again, questioning my parenting skills. I know that we mums are naturally predetermined to feel like guilty failures, but seriously, sometimes I would love to know that I am getting it right! …