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True Love?

He promised me an ipod to entertain me on long car journeys up the country…. Yup, this is what I got. As we prepare to head on our first proper family 2 week holiday ever, he urged me to come out to the car to inspect his wonderful creation. The mains inverter has been hooked [...]

Off with her head

Politics, religion, conflict, attraction, sex: whats not to like about this tv series which is now in its second season? I watched a repeated BBC series on Henry VIII and his wives a couple of decades or more ago with my Dad and I was hooked. It was a fascinating time in history and yep, [...]

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo

On Saturday myself and Fionn took ourselves off from the mayhem and into town for a couple of hours to pick up a few last minute items needed before we head on holidays this weekend.  He was in great form, we had our cafe stop which he relished, but as the time passed he got [...]

Nature or Nurture

Was Vanessa Mae born a violin prodigy or did she become one through blood, sweat, tears and hours upon hours of practice? By all accounts, it appears that her mother was a major force in driving her success. From the age of 4 when Vanessa began learning to play the violin, her mother urged her [...]