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Posted in November 2013 …
Who made the shortlist for the Tesco Mum of the Year Awards?
Would you like to be inspired and to see just what mums are capable of? I encourage you to go and read about amazing mums making real and positive differences to the world shortlisted for the Tesco Mum of the Year Awards. Take a look at the photographs and I hope you will agree with … Continue reading
I am half hoping nobody reads this as I feel awful about keep going on and on about the tough stuff. I know so many people are facing harder times but we are struggling a bit to keep upbeat all the time with this so-and-so ing redundancy situation. We have both had redundancy situations in … Continue reading
British Summer Time – does it really help in keeping UK’s energy consumption down?
The latest round of energy price hikes has left many consumers facing a winter of increasing bills and extra worry. Each year the UK implements British Summer Time (known as Daylight Saving Time (DST) in many other countries) which allows for longer periods of light during the evening. Whilst this may provide extra opportunity for … Continue reading
Drowning in a sea of poppies
Hard-working, totally committed to the task Flexible, working for clients, he put in extra hours Until people distant from the frontline turned their backs And, ignoring families’ plight, used their powers He phoned home. His wife lost all hope. But they limped on, wounded. Not the same; all sad Confused with it all; deaf even … Continue reading
What are my reasons to be cheerful this week?
I am feeling OK this week. I am starting to get used to life with a job-seeking husband. Nearly every day involves a job interview, a job rejection and another job interview offered. In the end, you just have to detach a little from it emotionally and treat is as an amusing game. So let’s … Continue reading
Kitchen – #SnapHappyBritMums
Is it time to go?
Is it time to leave where we live? We moved here purely because it was the only place that offered a house that met my late Dad’s needs (i.e. independent space/annexe attached to a family home for us). I have never regretted that and am at peace that we did what we could for Dad … Continue reading
Irene’s cookbook – Coffee and Walnut cake
When my mum died, Dad gave me a folder full of recipes that she had kept. Some of her notes are now showing signs of damage and age so I thought I would start putting her recipes online to refer to and perhaps someone might want to have a go at them too and let … Continue reading