Blogfest – how does technology change the way we think?

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So, this weekend was Blogfest no 3, and again I was going along to provide a techie voice. This time it was a single roundtable session, rather than the clinic, and while I have loved the clinics (the challenge of helping someone right there on the spot for just 10 minutes really fires me up […]

Dora and Friends twitter party coming soon to a timeline near you

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The more observant among you may have noticed the lovely new badge in my sidebar that says I’m a Dora and Friends party host. Just in case you hadn’t, here’s a close up:

A day at the Museum of Civilisation

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Anyone who has read Station Eleven will recognise the reference. For those who haven’t, the Museum of Civilisation is a collection of things gathered together by the survivors in a very depleted world, things they had little use for, but wanted to have remembered. Goldsboro Books in London did a window display based around the […]

Preparing for Mumsnet Blogfest

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As regular readers will know, I’ve attended Mumsnet Blogfest for the last two years to talk about the technical side of blogging – hosting, platforms, domain names, BACKUPS, that sort of thing. I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be attending again this year, as part of the round table discussion Techie tips and tricks. As […]

Blogging for A Million Miracles with Sightsavers

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I wear glasses. I have for as long as I can remember really, I started wearing them at primary school. With them on, my sight is good. Not perfect, but good. It’s even better with lenses, but they’re such a hassle. Without them, I can barely find my way across the room, and I can’t […]

Starring Kitty Blog tour – Keris Stainton – start with the pizza

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Today I’m pleased to welcome an author I’ve actually had the chance to meet in person, not once but several times – Keris Stainton, whose new book, Starring Kitty (A Reel Friends Story), is published 24 July. (Amazon have it wrong. Honest.) Over to Keris, on the theme of Dreams and Regrets. I like to […]

Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour

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For anyone who hasn’t read widely on my blog, a quick heads up – I love books. I can see the rest of you shaking heads with a no, really? kind of look I also love sharing books with my children. (That wasn’t news either was it?) As well as all of that, I love […]

Lisa’s Letters – an international Blog Swap day guest post.

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Dear Jax, Did you ever have an International Penpal? Hi, let me introduce myself – my name is Lisa Devereaux from all the way down under in Australia. I am also a mum to 4-year-old twin girls. We live in Queensland – the Sunshine State of Australia. I have always been a letter writer and […]

Who remembers Charley Says?

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I do. I am very much a child of the seventies (though I’m not showing you the pictures to prove it). And I have a clear memory of Charley the cat and his safety messages. And his fish. Meow. It was the stranger danger thing that stuck most for me I think – I’m told […]

Happy 40th Playmobil – a fun day at the Pirate Castle, Camden

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Yesterday was a very long day. I got up at 4.10 to work out what the alarm noise was, but it shut off before I could find it. (Don’t you love that?) Then I lay in bed afraid that I would sleep through the alarm, so just dozed until 6. Great start! So then, getting […]

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