If you’ve been keeping up with me on twitter, you’ll know that I’ve spent the last couple of years immersed in the angling world, publishing this book, and producing the TV series Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr. Crabtree. We’re knee-deep in our prep for series 2 right now, and currently running a National Talent [...]

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Revolution – is it just me?

April 13, 2013

Every now and again a programme comes along that sweeps the nation up on its zeitgeisty wave, setting twitter alight and giving us all something to pretend to do on a Friday night. On paper this is what you’d expect from Revolution, currently airing on Sky 1. It’s got all the elements there; post-apocalytic landscape, [...]

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Happy / Hapus

April 11, 2013

We have a new daily ritual. It involves following @TiFiaCyw on twitter and attempting to learn three Welsh words every day. This week produced a particularly appealing word:      

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A fist full of random

November 20, 2012

Hola! It can be a bind, this blogging nonsense. The constant pressure to perform, to churn out quality content day in, day out. The bloggers’ bitching contests to engage with, the lists, the PR requests, the ‘she said, she said’ mountain of insecurity. To do all of that, and still keep enough venom in reserve [...]

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This is not a blog post….

October 13, 2012

…it’s a competition entry for Tara’s Skylander’s Giants giveaway… The 10 yr old was peering over my shoulder last week and spotted TC’s Skylanders post  in my inbox.  We had a ‘drop everything’ moment, followed by a ‘how many times can we enter?’ half hour as the 7 and 6 year olds wrangled with the [...]

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Pre-match nerves

September 29, 2012

I’m not a helicopter mother. I don’t tend to stress (too much) about how my children are doing academically. I try and keep up with the spelling tests, times table tests, projects, homework, reading, etc etc and all the other academic necessities that come home with three children, and they seem to be doing ok [...]

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One was bloody freezing Ma’am

June 10, 2012

The week before the Jubilee I wasn’t feeling terribly patriotic. Work was piling up around my ears, the house was looking increasingly like a squat and the idea of a long bank holiday weekend feeding into the half term with no additional childcare was enough to bring me out in hives, or rather miniature boils.  [...]

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The Puberty Discussion

April 25, 2012

My children go to a very modern school.  The school photos are the kind with hula hoops and ‘cool’ poses that Tara Cain detests, and they communicate almost exclusively by email. Most of the 20 or so emails I receive a week are about head lice (seriously people, get a Nitty Gritty* already) but yesterday’s [...]

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The day that was and the day that should have been…

April 24, 2012

Today started with screaming.  Screaming punctuated with yelling, and laughter, definitely shrill laughter.  Jumping from high up places, possibly bunk beds.  Jettisoning of objects that were absolutely not meant to be jettisoned.  Arguing, slapping, hair-pulling and tears. And all before 6am.

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Today’s post comes to you from In the Powder Room

April 17, 2012

I’m blogging over at ITPR today about my take on nofollow links and disclosure. It’s a hot topic right now and personally I think it’s impossible to divorce this issue from the wider question of disclosure and transparency and how that affects all of us in our daily internet use.

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