Lifestyle

Make May Purple for Stroke

In December last year my husband suffered a stroke. I had seen the ads and read the leaflets countless times when waiting in the GP’s surgery, you know the ones from the campaign, ACT F.A.S.T, but he did not display any of those symptoms.  He had booked some…

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Parenting

Therapy For Exam Stressed Parents

It seems like only yesterday that Teenager No.1 was taking his GCSE’s, yet as our household braces itself again for the next hurdle of AS exams, one headline in particular grabbed my attention yesterday. Apparently, according to new research released by the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC), it is…

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Travel & Outings

Date Night with The Caretaker

Have I mentioned that Mr MoT spends a lot of his time away from home on business?    This is one of the reasons I have been firmly ensconced at home over the years, holding the fort so to speak. On the occasions he is in the UK we…

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Parenting

Teenage Friendship Conundrums

I would like to say that our family is normally restricted to one “life” crisis per day but to be honest that would be a white lie.  Teenager No.2 was waiting expectantly at the kitchen table for my return today.   The kitchen table is the nucleus of our home, providing…

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