Archive of ‘Travel’ category

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Photo(s) of the Week 2 / Majestic Snow Scenes

This week has been all about taking the Christmas decorations down and getting back into the school routine. Because of that, my pictures have been relatively uninteresting. Thankfully, this wonderful photo from our holiday was taken just before our return, so legitimately sneaks into this week. I love the sun fighting its way through the clouds, the snow […] Read more…

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Photo of the Week 33 / Sunshine and Skylines

The more observant amongst you will have noticed that my blog has been a little quieter than normal. Why? We’ve been on holiday. In fact we still are. Whilst I’ve not managed to take a complete break, I’ve only posted as and when the urge has gotten too much to bear. I’m not expecting most […] Read more…

Internet and Teenagers

Be careful what you wish for

Before going on holiday, I felt as though I needed a break from the internet; social media in particular. As much as I love it, sometimes it just becomes too much – like everyone is shouting and you don’t know which voice to listen to first. Ever been there? I knew that I would never […] Read more…

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Summer Term Madness

“Don’t forget to get your music and flute together” I yelled at The Teenager, as she got herself ready for school this morning. She dutifully placed it at the bottom of the stairs, ready for me to put into the car for her lesson this afternoon. It wasn’t until an hour or so later, that I realised […] Read more…

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Photo of the Week 26 / A Welcome Rest

Right now, I’m sitting on our very own balcony in the French Alps, soaking up the rays. Thanks to a lovely friend, who has agreed to provide board and lodgings to The Drama Queen and The Boy, we are here for a weekend a deux (apologies but I always revert to speaking franglais when in […] Read more…

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Camping: The Verdict

As you know, we went camping last weekend. To be honest, you’d have been hard pushed to miss this little fact because (and all good drama queens will back me up here) there’s nothing quite like hammering social media when something this exciting is going down. As seasonal campers, we’ve visited various campsites over the years. […] Read more…

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Photo of the Week 8 / On Top of the World!

I’ve loved watching these two on the slopes this week. In between typical big sister/little brother tiffs, they’ve really found common ground – literally and metaphorically! The Teenager has spent much of the week frustrated, waiting at the bottom of one red slope or another, for the rest of us to catch up. I like […] Read more…

What Makes You Feel Alive

What Makes You Feel Alive?

Twice last week this question was directed at me. It’s a thought provoking one for sure. The answer didn’t come easily and I’ve been pondering on it ever since. Mainly because I think we should be doing more of it…..whatever ‘it‘ is. Life can be a hard slog sometimes and when routine takes over it’s […] Read more…

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The Holiday Pressure

Before beginning  this post, I would like to point out that I am well aware how lucky we are to be going on holiday at all. And yes, I know we are in a very fortunate financial position to even have the choice. But….. Is it just me, or is there a ridiculous amount of […] Read more…

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Honkety Honk!

Yes, it’s almost here – my turn to take the Team Honk baton and cycle it 9 miles from Wokingham to Reading, dressed in 80’s disco gear and a ridiculous wig. No clue what I’m on about? Read on….. Team Honk 2013 Last year, the innovative blogging threesome fondly known as Team Honk (aka Tanya […] Read more…

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