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My Robot Helper

March 7, 2014

If my Fairy Godmother could grant me a really practical wish, it would be for a helper robot, like Rosie the robot maid from the Jetsons. Oh she would manage far more than mere vacuuming. Her best feature would have to be completely “Create family harmony” and she would achieve this by being programmable to […]

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My Kids Say The Darndest Things II

March 4, 2014

Back by very popular demand, I’ve dug through the archives and rustled up two more doses of my kids’ loco quotes. Final post in a fortnight. Tuesday nights are crazy busy for us with double karate. On occasion the late return home means the only answer is take away food. I ask the kids what […]

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Falling down, Getting Up Again

February 25, 2014

In a week that’s seen another lovely soul lost long before time and, in a reminder from 1997 a look back at another life lived too hard and ended too soon, people are speaking up about uncomfortable subjects. Hear, hear. 2013 was hard for many and it was for me. Haaaaaaard. Mercifully not life-and-death hard […]

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My Kids Say The Darndest Things

February 18, 2014

Move over Bill Cosby, today I’m going to put down a few random, non-chronological quotes by my children, Mr 14 and Miss 7. I’m positive I can’t remember most of the best ones, thank you brain. Here we go, in no particular order: Mr then-13: Hellooo Mumsy! Do you know why I call you Mumsy? Because […]

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#MyFirst… Agonizing Loss of Material Possession

February 17, 2014

Now I’ve been prompted to think on it there appears to have been at least one significant, personal material loss for every decade of my life. 1.  0-10: Pumpkin. When I was born, someone kindly bought me an orange teddy my mother named Pumpkin. I was very attached to this bear and apparently referred to […]

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Feb 14- A Special Day On The TwitchyCorner Calendar

February 14, 2014

Today for many is the day of hearts and flowers and intimate favours and all things mooshy and smoochy and that is perfectly fine by me. Others naturally, will rail against the unromantic nature of a commercialised day on which florists, chocolatiers, restaurants and condom manufacturers see a good hump (!) in sales. I respect […]

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My Dog Is On Prozac

February 11, 2014

You must know about Charlie by now: our lovable, handsome, overly affectionate golden Labrador /Kelpie cross. This three year old rescue pup has been with us some eleven months now.  He loves us hard, loves other dogs so much and though still young, is quite obedient with great recall. The way he proudly retrieves the […]

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A New School, A New Start for Mr14

February 4, 2014

This year, after years on the waiting list, my boy has started at his new school. A small, independent school that will better teach him in the way he needs to learn, in a safe and supportive environment. I’m so happy for him (and us) I’m still pinching myself our day has arrived! . At […]

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Sweet Dreams In Vogue with Michael Griffiths

January 28, 2014

The 24th of January is my husband’s birthday. As it had also just been 19th the anniversary of our meeting, he booked a Friday night out for us. Despite it having been his birthday,  my Mr is one who does not like surprises very much so he decided to surprise me. Um, okay then! This is what complementary […]

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Frozen Movie Party (updated)

January 21, 2014

My girl turned seven this week so on Sunday we had a party at the movies. I admit it: this was because I was really keen to see the new Disney feature, Frozen. (Sometimes it’s a good idea to throw a themed children’s birthday party as an excuse to do what you want.) Which is […]

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