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Lucky Dip 2013-2018

Dressing For A Day at the Races

Dressing For A Day at the Races

Next weekend we’re off out for the day, sans small people, for the Northumberland Plate event at Newcastle Racecourse. (For the uninitiated, this is an actual horse racing event and nothing to do with crockery. I checked). Apart from getting some time to socialise with […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I’m not normally one for New Year resolutions, largely because I’m so rubbish at keeping to them, but I do enjoy the sense of a fresh start that the New Year brings. 2015 began with me in the early weeks of pregnancy, with our dating […]

the alphabet photography project: d,e and f

D is for Details E is for Embrace F is for Football Join in with The Alphabet Photography Project:

the alphabet photography project: c is for clouds

This photo is about a year old now, but it’s still one of my favourite nature pics I’ve managed to capture. The cloud formation and tiny flash of a rainbow hidden within them is just stunning. And I took it out of the car window! […]

the alphabet photography project: b is for brothers

With a 12 week old, my initial thought for B was Baby, but some of my favourite photos of Jake are when he is with his big brother. They can be heart-meltingly cute together. Joe is so protective of Jake and their growing bond is […]

the alphabet photography project: a is for art

I love taking photos (and my phone keeps telling me its memory is nearly full) and although I stick a lot of them on social media, all too few of them end up on my blog. Now I’m coming out of the newborn haze a […]

Words and Pictures

This week for my weekly local newspaper column in the Chronicle, I sent an edited version of a post I wrote a while ago about the importance of taking the time to read books with your children. I was thrilled with the positive responses I […]

If You Could See What’s Really There, You Wouldn’t Smoke

A couple of weeks ago MPs voted in Parliament to introduce a ban on smoking in cars carrying children from 1st October this year. This was something I strongly supported so was more than happy to write about the subject in my Evening Chronicle column […]