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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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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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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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Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2018 full of good times and much laughter. x

Tinsel, Turkeys and Traditions (or a Christmas Story)

It is December the 21st and I am in a room full of strangers (well, almost full and I am with my friend, E, who is awesomeness personified). In this room (almost) full of strangers are a series of trestle tables upon which are laid out a couple of hundred cadavers. No, I am not in some weird CSI nightmare, unless it is an avian massacre episode. Yes, my friends, I am in a room (almost) full of dead birds. In fact I am at a turkey auction. Happy Christmas everyone! Continue reading “Tinsel, Turkeys and Traditions (or a Christmas Story)”

Down Among the Women and Gender Equality

Sometimes you read a book and it plays on your mind, making you question accepted beliefs and existing norms, even questioning where you stand in the grand scheme of life. I have just finished reading Down Among the Women by Fay Weldon, and this has prompted some degree of careful introspection on the state of our society. Continue reading “Down Among the Women and Gender Equality”

Deeds, Not Words

Bing bong bing bong – bing bong bing bong went the doorbell.

“Hmmm. I hope they’re up T.”

Scraaatch squeak bang as the bolt was drawn across the lock and the door opened.

“What are you doing here? You’re a bit early aren’t you?”

“WHAT?????”  was my verbal response whereas WTF???????  was bouncing round my brain…

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Local Charities Day and New Year Resolutions

This is a post I should have published on 16th December 2016 as that was Local Charities Day, however the best of intentions always seem to end up getting slightly skewed and so here I am posting it two weeks later.  However, I am still posting it, it is still relevant, and with the New Year upon us it is perhaps even more relevant that I get it ‘out there’.

With all apologies for the tardiness set to one side, I would like to take the opportunity to tell you all about a local charity that I think is fabulous and to give you a few reasons for choosing to donate your time and/or money to Local Charities as well as, or instead of, the large nationals.

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