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The One About Looking Longingly

As I sat in the school, I couldn’t work out why everyone was looking in longingly in my direction, but then everything became clear as I remembered that it looked like I was holding a box of chocolates. When I opened … Continue reading

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The Fruit Tree That Was Left On The Shelf

My daughter took this fruit tree to her school Christmas party. Her teacher was so worried about it getting knocked over that she put it safely on a high shelf where it was found again (still very safe) after the party. The teacher was … Continue reading

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Are you green with envy?

As I look through my Facebook feed there are more and more of my friend’s holiday pictures appearing each day. How do you feel when you see people’s holiday pictures? When you see someone pictured somewhere you have always wanted to go or … Continue reading

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Your attitude can make you happy even when your circumstances should make you miserable

I’m writing this on Saturday night after a long day. I put up a bouncy castle I took one of the kids to town to buy new shoes I let someone into church to have a party (we need more … Continue reading

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Everyone loves Dopey, don’t they?

When people ask my daughter what her favourite Christmas present was she says Dopey. The irony of this is that it was probably her least expensive present which I bought for £1 at a car boot sale. We bought my … Continue reading

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Stories of childhood in WW2 and the lessons we can learn

I had an inspiring conversation recently with a group of people who were children during the WW2. They told me about doodlebugs (missile like flying bombs) and the sound they used to make so that you knew they were coming. … Continue reading

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The one where my wife left me

My sister-in-law and her family are visiting from New Zealand and Tracey has gone to stay with them in Somerset for a few days. My oldest son who has just finished his GCSE’s and my daughter who we home school … Continue reading

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Have you heard of FOMO?

There is an increasing concern that many people today are suffering with FOMO (the Fear Of Missing Out). Social media is great for staying connected but one of the problems with it is that it often shows just the edited … Continue reading

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