Category: Age

Happiness

  Happiness is an important part of how we can manage our life to be more fulfilled and successful in achieving our desires.  Unfortunately when you are ‘just’, busy getting on, there is always someone who is going to say; “Cheer up, it might never happen.” Or “You ought to smile more.” What some people …

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My, How Things Change

My, How Things Change It has become apparent that a beard is now a fashionable accessory; forget the rough look, personally I can’t stand it.  For me it’s an all or nothing affair.   My No.1 Son is following his Father’s line with no facial hair and I always remember Mr Hoff boasting that he didn’t …

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Are There Really Shops in Scotland?

Are There Really Shops in Scotland?   Thank goodness the weather is getting warmer and the holidays are getting closer.  On the run up to a week in Scotland I have already started stocking up the necessary supplies to keep us going.  My No.1 Husband has already started stating “All you’re going to be doing …

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What’s Wrong With Hugs And Kisses

What’s Wrong With Hugs And Kisses As a mother of 19 years, I can say with confidence I have been through a full range of feelings and emotions; times of great joy, heartache, concern and not knowing which way to turn.  I also feel I have been very lucky that my children have never turned …

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Mother and Baby

Mother and Baby As a mother of teenagers, with their birthdays continually coming round, yes I know I will also be another year older.  However, it is a great opportunity to celebrate not only their birth but to also relish in the great and funny times; the warm and fuzzy moments of motherhood.  Don’t get …

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A Mother’s 18 ½ Year Reign

A Mother’s 18 ½ Year Reign Looking back over my 18 ½ year mothering reign, I have fantastic memories.  Like most parents of these ‘First Times’ experiences fill you with wonder, pride and some of the most frightening times of your life.  These times all start during pregnancy, so I apologies to all you fathers …

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Floods and High Tidal Waters

Floods and High Tidal Waters If you have been following the ‘Top 10 Tips on How to Survive the Uni. Tour With Your Daughter’ then you will probably be at the same stage as we are in our household with UCAS applications in, offers being given, interviews and decisions on which offers to accept. If …

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Top 10 Tips on How to Survive the Uni. Tour With Your Daughter.

Top 10 Tips on How to Survive the Uni. Tour With Your Daughter.   Forget the tennis, golf or Tour de France, touring the Universities ready for your daughter’s UCAS application can be far more gruelling and stressful.  You will have already waded through a metre high pile of prospectuses,  played your part in destroying …

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Christmas Time, Mistletoe and Wine.

Christmas Time, Mistletoe and Wine.   Christmas is a funny old time of year.  As with most religious festivals, the majority of us have forgotten what the festival is truly about and now see it as a time to spend with the family; giving presents, eating and drinking.  Oh, and trying to do a bit …

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A Teenager or an Alien

A Teenager or an Alien (Just Another Strange Mother) When I heard parents of teenagers saying their kids had turned into aliens I never really understood what that meant.  That was never going to happen to me! As I became a parent, like most of us, I had over confident expectations of how my children …

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Battles with the Tantrum

Battles with the Tantrum As your children rapidly grow into teenagers you quickly forget the difficulties you experienced managing a 3 year olds tantrums.  I was thrust back into this over the Easter period when visiting family. A wonderful happy thoughtful child can turn into another creature within seconds.  My now teenagers sitting open mouthed …

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