Category: After the Playround

Tweens, Teens & Beyond Summer Holiday Reads Linky

Welcome to the Summer Holiday Reads Linky which will be open from today (25 July) and stay open until midnight on 31 August. Please do link up as and when you wish but there is no pressure on commenting on any of the host posts.  We thought it would be nice to have an area for us to put our summer… Read more →

High school transition days: the good, the bad and the ugly!

The high school transition days are pretty much all over now so it’s time for me to share some thoughts on the whole process. We do our best to prepare our kids for these days and there’s a few common experiences that they all share. Here’s my somewhat tongue in cheek summary of what all 11-year-olds should know! Read more →

Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival – Vicar of Dibley

What a lovely show this is! I have been a fan of the Vicar of Dibley for many years and so I was really looking forward to seeing how the stage play, directed by Richard Nichols, would work. It twinkled like the lights on Alice’s wedding dress! This is a feel-good show delivered with a lot of heart by some… Read more →

Tweens, Teens and Beyond Linky #15

Welcome to the 15th linky of Tweens, Teens and Beyond hosted by myself and my fellow Tween & Teen Bloggers, Nicky from Not Just the 3 of Us and Jo from Mother of Teenagers. By now we are probably knee deep in Leaver’s concert preparations and transition events with our Year 6 kids and our big kids may be moving back home from… Read more →

Ovarian cancer awareness month

Ovarian cancer awareness month – Why I don’t need it but you do

The month of March 2017 is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month; a good time to confess that my relationship with ovarian cancer is dysfunctional. My relationship with all cancer is challenging (due to the untimely deaths of several very dear family members) but ovarian cancer is the demon that I should have dealt with years ago. Our first encounter was in… Read more →

Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars

Book Review: Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars by Miranda Emmerson

I was delighted to be sent a complimentary copy of Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars by Miranda Emmerson to review. Occasionally I read a book that I recommend to my Mum. Other books I recommend to my 18 year old daughter. This is one that I will be recommending to both! Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars… Read more →

Wiliamson papers

Book review – The Williamson Papers (Back Home) – Tom Williams

I have a fascination with Victorian Britain and with Victorian London in particular. I was delighted to get the chance to review the latest in The Williamson Papers series by Tom Williams for the lovely Whispering Stories book blog. It was great to get a history lesson and a griping tale all in one. I very much felt that i was… Read more →