Woman making Girl Power sign

Spice Up Your Life

The Spice Girls are reuniting! (Well, except for Posh). Viva Forever! The news has had me harking back to the era of Girl Power and wondering what my three-year-old daughter would make of The Spice Girls. She certainly knows how to tell you what she wants, what she really, really wants. But she was born …

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Child sitting at table with sticker book next to a laptop and cup of coffee

Working From Home – Treat or Torment?

Sitting at the kitchen table with a cold cup of coffee beside me, my neck is aching from sitting hunched over a screen in an unsupportive chair and I am batting away a small hand that wants to poke at the computer. As I wonder what state my back is going to be in when …

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Child sitting on a deckchair on a beach at sunset

Does a family holiday really exist?

There is sand in my bed. Not very much but enough to scratch and irritate me as I toss and turn trying to get comfortable. My night of intended rest and relaxation is disturbed by these few small tiny grains of annoyance. Just another niggling aggravation that mounts up to create the vast, expanding beach …

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