Month: August 2018

Word of the Week 31/8/18

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What Are You Going To Do With Your Degree?

When I tell people that I have just graduated with the Open University, the first question I am normally asked is ‘what were you studying?’. So I tell them. History and Religious Studies. The next question is invariably, ‘what are you going to do with your degree?’. Hmm, not so …

Feasting At The Big Feastival

On Sunday we had a little trip out to Alex James’ farm in the Cotswolds, to enjoy feasting at The Big Feastival. We’d not been before, so were keen to have a look around and see what it was all about. There were cooking demos on throughout the day, loads …

My Living Room Makeover with Superfresco Easy Wallpaper

We’ve been wanting to redecorate our living room for months. It felt really dated, and in need of a face-lift. The room’s painted, though we’ve wallpaper in the 2 alcoves. We’d got as far as several trips out to choose wallpaper, but despite being keen, we still hadn’t made any …

Do The Ordinary Moments Matter?

Do you remember eating your breakfast as a child? I’m not asking whether you ate it, or even what you might have liked, just whether you remember actually doing it? I don’t. I know that I ate breakfast every day throughout my childhood. But I cannot for the life of …

Word of the Week 24/8/18

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Self-Care Journal Prompts You Should Try Today

Self-care is something that I am not great at. Like many of us, I tend to put my own care at the bottom of the pile, below my family, work, home and so on. But I know that this isn’t good for me or for the people around me, so …

Our Mini-Break in Devon

A couple of weeks ago we had a few days down in Devon. I was craving sea air and the good old British seaside, so we made a few plans and embarked upon our mini-break in Devon. I adore Devon. I have so many fond memories of holidaying there as …

Word of the Week 17/8/18

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Siblings August 2018

We’re already halfway through the summer holidays, the time is flying by. These two love the summer break. We try to get that balance between having things planned in, places to go, people to see, and then having days where we have nowhere that we need to be. Those are …

A Look Back on A332 with the Open University

OK, I think I have now adjusted to the thought that I have actually finished my degree. I have graduated. I have a 2.1. It has happened! So as this news sinks in, I thought it’d be good to have a look back on A332 with the Open University, my …

Word of the Week 10/8/18

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Using Zapper To Sell Books

As you may know, I have a lot of books. I like books! But with heaving bookshelves, a couple of weeks ago I decided to have a big clear-out. I have books that I have read and knew I wouldn’t re-read and then a stack of books I had had …

But Is This Religious Education?

My daughter’s class have recently been asked to compose a prayer. It doesn’t sit comfortably with me. In truth, I don’t fully understand the context and how this was positioned with them, and I would like to better understand that. What’s the thinking behind this? Is it, as a wise …

Word of the Week 3/8/18

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The Bring Back Paper Club Facebook Group

So many people have asked me to form the Bring Back Paper Club Facebook group, so yes, I have finally got round to it… It’s a Facebook group for all things paper. It’s a group where we can share and indulge in our mutual love for all things paper. We …

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