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Don’t Reject the Child.

When parenting makes you wonder, when your children remind you to wonder and wander Continue reading

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I’ve been invigilating GCSE exams over the past two weeks and it has given me food for thought

I’ve been invigilating GCSE exams over the past two weeks and it has given me food for thought. Continue reading

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October already. Is it just me or is time flying by at supersonic speed? As the Romans said…tempus fugit

We are all guilty of it at some time in our lives, rushing around, organising our lives by the second. But before we know it, life has passed us by. The poem is written as a parent to a son, … Continue reading

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It’s the rhythmic tick-tock of life. Does the sound of an old clock beating time comfort or concern you?

I have an old Victorian grandfather clock in my hall. It has been in our family for generations; but the distinct sound I remember so well of time passing, is now a reminder…   Listening to the rhythmic tick-tock, Remembering another … Continue reading

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No place to hide

Reliving your childhood memories – many of us do it don’t we? Whether it’s learning how to ride a bike, swimming in a stream or at this time of the year (22 December), looking in your parents’ cupboards and wardrobes … Continue reading

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Mighty oaks from little acorns grow so plant the seeds of success as early as possible

When my son started to show signs of an inventive and imaginative mind, I invested in a 250 page Pukka Pad Project Book and told him to start writing everything down, no matter how short the paragraph or how spectacular the … Continue reading

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Are you planning to get married? Perhaps you should think about divorce first. (My June article from my website http://www.sophiawriting4u.co.uk)

It would seem that ‘those whom God has joined’ are no longer waiting until death to be parted as divorce figures start to rise. Is this linked to the end of the recession as we start to see our personal … Continue reading

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It can be a great healer, sometimes a friend yet other times an enemy.We all need more or perhaps less…

Have you ever sat near a clock that has an audible ‘tick tock’ and tuned into the sound of each second passing by, never to return again? Do you find the sound comforting as it not only signals a bygone moment, … Continue reading

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Our summer holiday is generally thought about in February but also generally not booked until June or July

Having gone no further than the south of France a la voiture famille, I decided it was time to catapult our sons into the world of high flying and go a little further afield albeit still in Europe. I also wanted guaranteed … Continue reading

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The National Trust’s Montacute House ‘treasure hunt’ uncovered some hidden gems

The last day of half term, chilly with a wind blowing, but both sons chanting the children’s mantra “what are we doing today?” With a cheery tone I replied “Montacute House” and in response came the answer they give to everything, … Continue reading

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