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Father’s Day link-up: 10 things I love about my dad (just don’t tell him!)

Thank you to Donna at MummyCentral for asking me to join in this Father’s Day meme on the theme of ‘Dear Dad…’ Be warned: it contains gushing sentimentality and excrutiatingly … Continue reading

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Listography: Top 5 Things I Love About (My) Kids

All of KateTakes5’s observations in this month’s Listography are spot on: the fact that kids run everywhere, no matter how short the distance; their lovely mis-spelt, impromptu messages; their mispronunciations … Continue reading

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Listography: Top 5 Wishes For My Children

KateTakes5’s Listography this week is one to make any parent gulp! My mum and dad never had any wishes for their kids, beyond the usual,  ‘As long as they’re happy … Continue reading

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Listography: 5 Beauty Products I Couldn’t Live Without

There was an apology from KateTakes5 on this week’s Listography. A sexist apology, I might add. Why can’t men join in with the 5 Beauty Products them of this week’s … Continue reading

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Listography: 5 Reasons I Know I’m…

…writing this.  1. I’m sitting on a chair looking at the screen of the computer. 2. My fingers are hitting keys on a keyboard in a systematic order to form … Continue reading

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Listography: 5 favourite cookbooks

I love this challenge from Katetakes5’s Listography this week. Let me re-phrase that: I LOVE THIS CHALLENGE. As a former cookery magazine Editor and virtual owner of the Recipe Shed, … Continue reading

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Listography: 5 Best Mugs

The stuff in our cupboards says more about us than any words we can write. And a lot of that stuff has a story behind it. Take MUGS, for example, … Continue reading

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Listography: 5 phrases that grind my gears

Irish curmudgeon KateTakes5 is having a rant over at her Listography this week. Phrases that drive her crazy. These are mine. 1. Innit Two youths talking. First youth: ‘I was … Continue reading

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Listography: Top 5 Biscuits

KateTakes5’s Listography theme this week really takes the biscuit because – yes – it’s about BISCUITS. 1. HOBNOBS As Peter Kay so rightly says in this fantastic sketch: ‘Hobnobs – … Continue reading

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Is this level of anxiety NORMAL? Time to make a list…

I read a post today by Kate of  WitWitWoo fame, about how anxious she’s been feeling of late.  She’s eight days into a new job, so it’s hardly surprising, but … Continue reading

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Listography: Top 5 Tips for Bloggers

I’m hoping that  KateTakes5 will turn her idea this week into a Super Post, or even a book. The tips I’ve seen from both her and other bloggers so far … Continue reading

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Listography: 5 of the Best…

KateTakes5’s Listography this week is 5 Bests. Great theme. Here’s my selection… BEST AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY (mine, that is!)  From a paraglider, soaring high above our honeymoon villa in Corsica, waving … Continue reading

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Poptastic linky: What was Number 1 in the Hit Parade when you were born?

I love this very simple idea from Dawn, who blogs as The Moiderer: What was Number 1 when you were born? Here’s the challenge 1. Find the song that was … Continue reading

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Tag: What Are Your Highs and Lows From 2011?

I may be a little late to this, but I’ve been tagged by KateOnThinIce who did a very interesting and entertaining review of last year in Q &A form. But … Continue reading

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Listography: My Top Photos of 2011

KateTakes5’s Listography has asked us to delve back into our scrapbooks over the past year and dig out our 5 Favourite Photos of 2011. An absolutely impossible task. I pored … Continue reading

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Listography: Top 5 Gadgets

For this week’s Listography, KateTakes5 is asking us for our favourite gadgets, define as… 1. a small mechanical device or appliance 2. any object that is interesting for its ingenuity or novelty … Continue reading

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Listography: Randoms

KateTakes5’s Listography this week is Top 5 Randoms. She has focused on Random Things She LIkes. Mine are even more random than that – stuff that’s just popped into my … Continue reading

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Listography: Top 5 Keyword Searches For My Blog

There are some weirdos out there, and no mistake, and fortunately we don’t have to acknowledge that fact until faced with a Listography task like KateTakes5’s this week. So I’ve … Continue reading

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Alphabet Challenge: The A-Z of Me

I have been tagged in the latest meme going round, by the rather funny Jo of Frankie-Parker fame, the lovely SunnivaAnne who is TheKitchenMechanic. and the semi-beard wearing Ben from … Continue reading

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This week’s Reasons To Be Cheerful #R2BC

1. Sneaking up on my two sons as they watched TV together and capturing this photograph. 2. Holding my youngest in my arms as he fell asleep on the two-hour … Continue reading

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Listography: 5 Worst Jobs

I’ve only ever had one job up until being made redundant last year. I was a journalist, from the age of 19 until 46, so I thought I’d have to … Continue reading

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This week’s Reasons To Be Cheerful #R2BC

1. My two best friends are called Mark. I’ve known them both for more than 20 years, but I don’t get to see them nearly often enough. But Wednesday was … Continue reading

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Listography: 5 Celebrities Called Keith I’d Like To Have A Beer With

Bit disappointed not to be on katetakes5’s list on her world famous Listography this week, 5 Celebrities I’d Like to Have a Beer with, given my previously described associations with … Continue reading

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5 Songs To Live Your Life By (*warning: contains heavy doses of nauseating schmaltz)

I’m very flattered to be tagged by Karen from CrunchieMummy for this music meme, 5 Songs To Live Your Life By. Unfortunately, I rarely play music: I’m a tedious listen-to-the-news … Continue reading

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Listography: 5 Things That Make Our Flat a Home

Mother Porridge has been burdened gifted with KateTakes5’s Listography this week. She’s chosen a great theme: What Makes Your House a Home? We don’t have a house – more like … Continue reading

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This week’s…5 Reasons To Be Cheerful #R2BC

This is my first time linking to Mummy From the Heart’s Reasons To Be Cheeful (#R2BC) and I really need it because I’ve had a frustrating week – it would … Continue reading

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Listography – Games I used to play

KateTakes5’s Listography theme this week is a trip down memory lane, reminiscing on the games we used to play when we were children. I’m struggling to remember that far back … Continue reading

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Listography: 5 Things I Did This Summer

I thought the summer holidays had been a bit of a non-event until KateTakes5 suggested we all reflect on what we’d done over the past six weeks for the Listography … Continue reading

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Listography: 5 Seasonal Survival Tactics

Sound-as-a-pound Penny over at The Alexander Residence has been put in charge of KateTakes5’s Listography this week while the latter lady suns herself in deepest Wales. Well, someone has to. … Continue reading

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Listography: 5 Pictures From Last Week

That’s the theme of KateTakes5’s Listography this week, and the week in question is the week we were visiting my parents-in-law in Darlington, and my dad in Manchester. We went … Continue reading

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