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Tom Hanks. If you don’t love him already then by the end of his collection of short stories, Uncommon Type, you definitely will! Each story is perfect to read in about 15 -20 minutes which means you get to enjoy delving into a slice of literary Americana in the same amount of time it takes for your kid’s attention span to lapse. Continue reading “Am reading”

Little Bear’s Space Adventures

Ah, English Summer Fetes. What a beautifully eclectic variety of weekend entertainment. From the gently frustrating Hook-a-Duck, the aggression venting Splat-the-Rat, the pocket fleecing raffle (none of the prizes you actually want to win but you still buy a mass of tickets anyway) and the Teddy Bear Rocket Launcher. All the old favourites. But, wait, what was that? Teddy Bear Rocket launcher??? Yes. Yes, my friends, you read that correctly. There is a new stall in the village (well the neighbouring one to be precise) where your child’s teddy gets the opportunity of a lifetime – to become an astronaut. Yes. I know. Continue reading “Little Bear’s Space Adventures”

Five Little Ducks

Have you ever wondered what happened to the five little ducks who went swimming one day, over the hill and far away? Or even how that Mummy duck felt when finally only one little duck came back? No. I haven’t either. Until now that is. I now know that two of those goddamn little ducks ended up in our garage. 

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Am Reading

Greta Thunberg. What a remarkable young lady. She puts us all to shame and this collection of the speeches she has made over the last 18 months makes for uncomfortable reading for many reasons.

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Rant Alert

Sad face 😩, I dropped my Fitbit ( otherwise known as my Christmas Present) on the kitchen floor. The face cracked. 😩. So, I got onto Fitbit and it appears they don’t offer repairs/replacements.

It does however mean that they will offer you a small discount on the purchase of a new Fitbit.

WHAT????  I mean, WHAT?

#RantAlert 🚨🔔

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Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Shining a light on depression, what it means and how it feels to live with this debilitating mental shift is Matt Haig’s funny, touching and ultimately positive book Reasons to Stay Alive.   Continue reading “Am Reading even though it’s #TimetoTalk”

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Q. What more could a girly girl possibly want for her first double digit birthday than this majestically magical unicorn balloon?

A. Surely, nothing?!?!?

 

OMG – Thank you Official Beano people for your grrreat re-tweet to my blog post!  You can read it by clicking here: The Beano and the Great Pocket Money Renumeration Challenge

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