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About Not quite 40

Mother of 1, wife for 15 years, coming up to 40 and wanting to do something different. Not sure what, then realised it didn't actually matter. As long as I do *something* new, it's going to be Good!

21 of 40 – How low can you go?

If you don’t try anything, then you can’t fail. More than that, if you are not seen to try, you can’t be mocked for making the attempt. You can’t be laughed at for looking a fool, or even for trying … Continue reading

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20 of 40 – Having a Brazilian

No, not one of *those.* (Although that would indeed be a New Thing, although not one that is likely to happen, and definitely not a photo post!) THIS Brazilian all came about because of a conversation I had with Tetraplegic … Continue reading

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19 of 40 – Cheesy goodness

“OK, anyone got any ideas for New Things to try?” “Make cheese.” “Make cheese?!” “Yup, it’s easy.” “Uh, I don’t think so.  I mean, I’ve SEEN dairies and all the complicated equipment they have in them.” Anyway, a few weeks ago … Continue reading

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18 of 40 – How (not) to make pop cakes

Step 1 – Drool over pop cakes, read forums on top tips on making them, look at cute pictures of artistic designs. Step 2 – Convince yourself you already have enough tins, tubs and baking equipment and not to start … Continue reading

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17 of 40 – Cheering Everyone On

Imagine the scene: gentle green plain; grass covered banks shaded by trees; clusters of people mingling, reforming and flowing back and forth. The crackle of a PA system, bottoms sliding off plastic chairs, plastic glasses of squash. Cheering, celebrations, tears. … Continue reading

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16 of 40 – All steamed up

A number of years ago, well before Cherub, husband and I went to visit an old university friend.  In Finland. In January. We had a lovely time, and found the locals great fun although the majority of them did ask … Continue reading

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15 of 40 – a Tartar for good food

Now, I travel quite a lot for business.  And I stay in a fair range of hotels and therefore eat out quite a bit.  I also enjoy my food, so appreciate a nice meal.  I expect good service, but also … Continue reading

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14 of 40 – Splashing out

“Wow. Can I have a go? Can I? Please? Pretty please?” I have to admit, it DID look like fun.  There were two lads and, I presumed (correctly as it turned out) their mum, each hurling themselves round in floating … Continue reading

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13 of 40 – Pirates ahoy

OK, it’s been a while. Things have been happening, I just haven’t been posting. All I can say is, “It’s Easter.  I have a five year old.” I think that pretty much covers it. We started the Easter holidays with … Continue reading

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Does this count as a New Thing?!

I am feeling really chuffed and honoured that someone has come read my blog, then liked it enough to pass on an award – with very nice comments indeed. Thank you So, what is the award? And, more to … Continue reading

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