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Santa’s coming to town

Santa's Coming to Town

  Are you taking the kids to see Santa Claus? Plummy Mummy has another agenda …     I lost my faith aged 6. My sister and I were lying in bed on Christmas Eve pretending to be asleep. The door opened a crack, and we glimpsed the big man in red (though strangely barefoot and […]

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You're Fired - Donald Trump

    I’m in shock. I’ve just been fired from my dream job.     Working for the same person for 11 years. Virtually no holiday in all that time. No paid leave, hardly any time off. He expects me to run about after him clearing up his mess. I do his shopping and cooking […]

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Justice for Treeza?

European court of justice

Why don’t primary schools teach Logic? What use is History, Geog, Biology, Maths, Eng Lit. and Lang etc. if you can’t make sense. As the Prime Minister of the UK, Theresa May backed Brexit after the June 23rd Referendum. What her private thoughts were on the matter we’ll never really know as her words were obfuscating in […]

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Donald Trump what are you like?

Putin's cat

If Donald Trump was a parent anywhere near our school playground, I’d have moved my child to a new school by now after having tried and failed to change his mind on nearly everything. I’ve been left wondering whether his own kids, the older as well as the younger ones, really believe in him and whether we all become […]

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Where are you hiding the money?

out of this world

Now UKIP has achieved its stated intention of leaving the EU, perhaps Nigel would kindly return the £600,000 cheque given to the Vote Leave campaign by the BNP. Maybe it’s already been spent on painting out their battle bus with giant phototransfers of Farage’s sneer of cold command, or his alcohol-fuelled lunches. Who could fathom the colossal cost of Johnson salving his […]

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I must not lie

Are our children learning anything useful in school these days? I don’t mean times tables or which gory battles were won by which monarch, I’m talking about stuff that the major and even the most minor religions and philosophies tend to include in their How-To manuals. You know, basic info which makes it that bit easier […]

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Billions of Bloggers Blogging in Brewery

Oh it's you!

  My second conference at BritMums Live and who did I know? Some familiar faces from two years ago, but otherwise only a couple of acquaintances who’d be there for a while. Not as scary as Stand-Up comedy but it’s up there. But hey, I’m a blogger and this is what bloggers do. But by the end […]

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BritMums Live16 – blog conference childcare

conference childcare

  Are you looking forward to BritMums Live16 or do you have just a LEETLE sense of apprehension around leaving the kids in the loving care of others?   There are three Euro 2016 matches due to take place the same Saturday BritMums will be in full swing. 1.  What’ll your OH be doing with the kids […]

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My family and Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle, Jamaica, cricket, Wormsley

Yesterday we took our son and his friend out of school a WHOLE 15 mins EARLY to come here. Wormsley cricket ground in Buckinghamshire is where I spent a glorious afternoon watching two brothers and two nephews play a game of cricket they’ll never forget.     What a chance to see my family playing with the great cricketer, Jamaican Chris […]

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Kids blogs – how scared should you be?

Kids, blogs, laptop, computer, photographs

  This post is inspired by the lovely Sarah from Mum of Three World. Yesterday she said two of her children were going to start blogs and I thought straight away AAAARRRRGGGGHHH!!! If my son does the same, will he upload photos of me with pre-brushed hair, red eye and a manic expression? Will those pictures stay forever in cyberspace […]

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BritMums Live and the Ten Commandments

Ten commandments

Hooray I’m off to BritMums Live on 25th June. Will we behave when we get there? I give myself a little talking to before Blog conferences which pretty much involves:- “Now Jo, only have ONE small glass of white wine and wait until the sun is over the yardarm.” That’s my talk. But in case you weren’t sure of what to […]

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Kate Middleton loves my blog, YEAH!

Kate Middleton

In my dreams!! But AMAZING NEWS ….. Heir Raising has been Shortlisted for a Brilliance in Blogging Award! Please click on badge and vote to get me into the Finals … There are some outstanding blogs so it’s a real honour to be in Reader’s Choice next to such talent. I’ve been out of range near Hambledon Hill, […]

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International Women’s Day 2016 …

Equal pay

What do these women have in common? Angela, Hillary, Melinda, Christina, Sheryl, Michelle, Malala, Mishal, Libby and Lyse ? They get out there and do stuff. They probably don’t say, “Can I get everyone coffee before we start?” And if they do, they do it mindfully without letting themselves be distracted from their true goals. […]

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Trophy Kids

Trophies and Oscars

  It’s that time of year again. One hour after the envelopes flopped onto the doormat the phone rang. It was Mish from down the road whose DELIGHTFUL daughter Persephone plays with my son Oscar when there’s absolutely NO ONE else around. They’ve both sat the 11+ Exam for a highly selective private school in our town. […]

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All in the genes

Then and now

I moved to a new school when I was 7. Everyone else had started the year before and knew what the hell was going on. My first ballet class: stretched into a pink leotard, pink ballet skirt and pink satin pumps from Freeds, THE ballet suppliers of London – standing in the Assembly Room surrounded by huge […]

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Showing Off !

Painting on stage Comedy night

Did I die on my arse as Arthur Smith my esteemed comedy teacher might ask? Well the most important thing for a middle aged female comedian was not having bingo wings flapping out of a sleeveless dress ready for flight front of stage. No laughs I could handle. Unless they were going to laugh at […]

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