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Make giant bubbles :: weekend adventures

Giant bubbles. They sound fun don’t they?  Well, let me assure you, they most certainly are. No matter what your age, whether you have kids or not, if you feel a bit down, or grumpy, spend some time making giant bubbles and I promise you’ll feel better. For starters, it’ll get you outside. You’re reading

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How to make time to read

In my previous life, before I had kids, I used to read about three of four books a week.  No joke. I remember long afternoons lying on my bed reading, whole weekends where I’d be able to float about the house, nothing to do other than lose myself in whatever book I had on the

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5 reasons to keep a writing pad

Writing pad (or notebooks) are underestimated. In the age of the smartphone, I can understand how the humble writing pad has lost some of its appeal.  I used to be the same, I’d think, ‘I’ve got my phone, with it’s handy notepad feature, why would I need to lug a writing pad about?’ But since

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6 Brilliant books to read now (May book club)

I’m combining this brilliant books post with the online book club for May.  Mainly because I’ve been reading so much good stuff lately that when I went to write the book club post, I just had to include the books below. Each of these books I have loved, been reluctant to put down and as

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What it’s like having a book published

It’s been five days since If He Wakes was published.  It went on sale on Monday and I’m still excited about it.  To be honest, I’m not sure I’ll ever stop being excited about it.   I woke up ridiculously early on Monday morning. I wasn’t sure what I expected to happen, but it felt

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