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D will be going to a Grammar school! 4

So proud of my Mr Smartie Pants, we got a letter this weekend saying he was one of the boys accepted in to (in my opinion) the best school in the area. One of the reasons we bought this house was the number of schools nearby, some better than others, much better. A Boys only Grammar school. From what D has said it seems only he and one other boy in his school were actually selected by the grammar school.  Gold star for my Son!!! Go D!!! Its brilliant news, I thought I had messed up my lads chances, as the entrance exam was on the weekend back in October when I wanted to throw myself from windows. I refused to accompany him to the exam as I couldn’t face going outside, I let him down. Thankfully his Dad took him there and waited to pick him up after […]


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#TeamHonk sent me a postcard 5

Penny, Tanya and Annie are in Ghana with Jonathan Ross and Davina McCall for comic relief. It’s the 25th anniversary this year and they are doing lots to promote it. I can remember 1988 when it started, I was rather small and the red noses were just plain, no hair or faces, or even sticky out tounges. For some reason in that first year the noses smelt like cheap washing up liquid, and they really pinched your nose. Its come along way and #TeamHonk are out there, in Ghana, to show what really happens with red nose money not just the daft things that earnt the money like when my teachers bathed in baked beans, and shaved one side of his beard, moustache and hair, then made worse by having the remaining hair dyed red! Some of the stunts I remember from school were worth giving my pocket money for, […]


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Food. Farming. Future. 2

Well I was tagged by a twitter friend and asked to help out, so here you go Mich @ Mummy from the heart blog. Mich blogs these things so much better than me, so please do go to her blog for a read of her version. As a Mum I hate those starving kids adverts for charities on TV, not because I’m tight, but because it makes me feel helpless and useless I can’t do much to help them, I can’t go there personally and give those children clean water or food or hugs, and I won’t get into a financial debate here, but things are tight at the moment. I am very glad I was born in England, with clean water, and access to food and medicines. My youngest son, although not born early, or by C-section had a very similar problem to the situation mention in Mich’s post […]