Our Review of Carter’s Steam Fair

Every year, the fair comes to our local common, and the kids love it. Me, less so ... the blaring...

Cultured Kids #48

We are rolling into the summer holidays, can you believe it! Time to spend lots of time over the...

10 reasons to go to Faro on a girls’ weekend

Every year, I go on a girls' weekend. As these trips are now scientifically proven to improve your...
Trixski Review – a ski carrier

Trixski Review – a ski carrier

Those who know my blog will know we love to ski. We took our children for the first time when they were 6 and 8 to Val D’Isere. After a few more holidays in Alpe D’Huez, Les Arcs, Whistler and Val Thorens, they are becoming pretty confident on the slopes. We mainly...

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Sleeping In The Stars

Sleeping In The Stars

Nearly two years ago, I suffered a cardiac arrest. I could have died. For the first time in my 41 years, I faced my mortality; the fear that I could die. The hospital bed seemed a million miles away from my own bed, and even when I got back to my bed, it felt alien,...

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A Eulogy for my mother

A Eulogy for my mother

Mum was born on the 25th April 1945 to Tom and Elsie Heeson in the village of Carlinghow, near Batley. When thinking of mum, her Yorkshire roots were such an integral part of her, my brother and I fondly remember her Yorkshire burr, both thinking ‘herry up’ was...

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Cultured Kids #38

Cultured Kids #38

January is finally over, and while I was in town today, I really thought how bleak it looked without all the festive lights and shop displays! But Spring is coming, and that means longer days! Despite it being January, we've had a wonderful cultural month: Starting...

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What we read in Book Club, 2018

What we read in Book Club, 2018

If you New Year's resolution is to read more, or you are looking for good books to recommend to your book club, here is what we read in book club during 2018. I don't always think a book that is good for discussion has to be something you really enjoy, but a book that...

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