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Five Meals We Have Loved this Month

Fish and Prawn Korma - we had this last night as I was using up a couple of tilapia fillets and extra large king prawns which each would not have been enough for a meal but worked well together with coconut milk and curry paste served with curried cauliflower and broccoli, coconut rice and poppadums.… Continue reading Five Meals We Have Loved this Month

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Noughts and Crosses

This evening, our school took some Year 8 and Year 10 students to see the play adapted Sabrina Mahfouz from Malorie Blackman’s novel Noughts and Crosses at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. The whole production was fantastic but I particularly enjoyed the minimalist set design and the monologues. The trip went so well and our… Continue reading Noughts and Crosses

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Connecting with Friends

My intention to connect more with friends this year has started very well indeed. Today I was treated to lunch with a relatively new good friend - one of the mums from Austin’s class. We always have such great chats and have so much in the way of shared experiences, especially with our six/seven year… Continue reading Connecting with Friends

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Five Things I am Grateful for Today

The kind teaching assistant who supports me with my Year 10 class; Horlicks which I have just rediscovered - a malty hug in a mug; My husband for everything but especially today, for making the earlier train home because his daughter needed him; Living so close to work / school. Harper for being the cutest… Continue reading Five Things I am Grateful for Today

Journal, Craft, Mama

5 Things I Would Save in a Fire

I already know I am going to cheat. The quilts I made for my kiddos (see, two things in one bullet point. Sue me.) My project life albums (erm, a few things in one bullet point). My 1976 copy of Pride and Prejudice that Rich bought me for my 40th birthday. My Raymond Weil watch… Continue reading 5 Things I Would Save in a Fire