Category: special moment

Rekindle Your Empty Nest

When listening to Women’s Hour recently a guest speaker said, “I didn’t believe in the term ‘empty nesting’ because unlike humans’, birds refill theirs with more chicks”. When we give birth to our children even though we don’t like it, our children grow up. They develop their independence and leave home to progress with their …

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Help Your Unheard Self Be Heard

How often do you really hear what you’re saying to yourself? Have you ever thought about helping your unheard self be hear? “I can hear myself just fine thank you.  I hear myself all day long chattering away to myself in the background.”   You may be hearing this chatter in the background but are …

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Emotions

Emotions… …are great to have when you feel in control but can be hard to handle when we aren’t managing them as well as we would have liked. The thing is, emotions let us know what is important to us and triggers our behaviours. As we grow up we build a huge bank of emotions …

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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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To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back I’m sure we’ve all got stories of when we have been put in a situation where you can feel fear, anxiety, terror (call it what you will), rise up through your body from your toes.  I know mine well and it mainly haunts me at fair grounds no matter how large …

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And So We Arrived

And So We Arrived As we finished packing the van for a weekend of camping in the middle of Shropshire for the final of No.1 Sons riding event.  Watching the rain coming down we decided to leave the house in wellies.  However, much to our pleasure the weather was dry with perfect conditions for setting …

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The Return of the Walk About Daughter

The Return of the Walk About Daughter As the seven weeks of my No.1 Daughter’s adventures slide past I think about her every day, I blog a couple of times a week never really knowing when she will receive my messages.  With all the excitement of the A – Level results, the emotions have been …

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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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Waterproof Jackets aren’t as Waterproof as you Think.

Waterproof Jackets aren’t as Waterproof as you Think. No.1 Son and I had been planning our day out for weeks.  It was the first day of his half term holidays.  I would take the day off work and we would take a picnic with us and make the most of it. One of the joys …

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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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The World’s Luckiest Mother.

The World’s Luckiest Mother. A week or so before Mother’s Day my No.1 Daughter asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day.  My eyes lit up.  This was obviously my chance to ask for all my dreams; the expensive handbag, the holiday in the Bahamas I’ve been wanting for years.  BUT, alas perhaps this is …

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