Family life

A kind of magic

A kind of magic

Without Bernadette there would be at least 366 grumpier people around

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Don’t panic!

Don’t panic!

These days we’ve stopped worrying about overheating or choking babies

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It’s better to give than receive

It’s better to give than receive

How do you dispose of things that are sentimentally welded to you?

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A woman’s best friend

A woman’s best friend

I am thrilled that Doughnut is looking distinctly perkier after his injections

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Specs appeal

Specs appeal

For years I got away with being a closet glasses wearer...

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Garden gang

Garden gang

My first memories of proper gardening was as a student when i shared a house

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Snow logic

Snow logic

The snow was twice as deep but all schools were open as normal

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Spring, Smurfs and safaris

Spring, Smurfs and safaris

Time to hide eggs in the daffodils and plant sunflower seeds

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Meet Amanda Blinkhorn

Meet Amanda Blinkhorn

We start 2013 with a new family blog where you’re invited to share your stories

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Action Against Cancer update

Action Against Cancer update

Catch up with George Clode and Mike Traylen's London to Paris challenge

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Memories are made of this

Memories are made of this

I do love the idea of decluttering in theory. I’m just not much good at it

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Boomerang kids

Boomerang kids

Our eldest daughter left home a few months ago at the tender age of 18

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