Monthly Archives: July 2013


The word ‘community’ brings images to my mind of people stood talking over garden fences, children playing in the street together. It suggest to me people who share a common locality. Community though, has become a lot less about locality, in the era of the internet, hasn’t it? It’s become more about common interests, or [...]

Categories: Family, Friends and Relationships, Frippery, Life Experience, Wise Women, Written By Clare
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Confessions of An Imperfect Bride ~ Part Three

It’s the final installment of the world’s most loo-oriented wedding report from our favourite Science Lady, Katie. If you haven’t already, catch up on the wonderful tale here. There are, of course, more toilet-based anecdotes in Part Three. It wouldn’t be Katie if there weren’t, no? But there is also sheer beauty, searing honesty and [...]

Categories: Any Other Wedding, Marriage, Wedding Reports
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Weekend Wonderings

This is one of my favourite “quick read” blogs. Six word stories.  It does exactly what it says it’ll do.  It was inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s challenge.  Read the six-word story he wrote.  It’ll break your heart.  I love how these stories communicate so much feeling, through so few words.  Other favourites include: “Two wives.  [...]

Categories: Weekend Wonderings, Written By Anna
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Any Other Photo {Cat and the Kyrgyz Women}

Readers, we have a different kind of Any Other Photo for you today.  You know that we’re opening up the AOP series wider, so that it’s not just restricted to readers who are married, but still retains the principles of AOP – ie: a picture that taught you something fundamental, or a picture you love, and why.  [...]

Categories: Any Other Photo
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AOW do Race For Life 2013

I’d love to be able to show you pictures of the sensational dinner we had after the race, but every single one of us was too busy ramming our faces with the best burgers, fries and milkshakes (lime milkshake! LIME!) in the whole wide world to take any. A humongous thank you to the brilliant [...]

Categories: Behind the Scenes at AOW, Health
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The books that made me me {Anita}

Readers, I realise that your bank accounts may not thank us for this, but we’re spoiling you – two book posts in the space of two weeks.  This post is a really great example of the books that made me me series, because I really feel like I’ve got to know Anita better, just by [...]

Categories: Books, Books That Made Me Me
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We did it. You did it. Seven of us ran and walked and sweated our way around the Race for Life course at Richmond and many,  many more of you made it worth our while with your INCREDIBLE donations. You wonderful, brilliant, amazing people have helped us raise £1067.50 for Cancer Research UK and I [...]

Categories: Behind the Scenes at AOW, Health, Written By Aisling
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Weekend Wonderings

Via Hands down, one of the most wonderful things I have read in a long time. It’s not dissimilar to the Captain Corelli’s excerpt – the ‘love is not the promulgation of eternal passion’ - that I had as a reading at my wedding. But there’a a quiet magic here, it makes you read and re-read and just [...]

Categories: Weekend Wonderings, Written By Aisling
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Weekend Wonderings {Morwenna and Andy}

Lots of you, I’m sure, will be familiar with the ‘moment of calm’ feeling that Morwenna so beautifully describes in her AOP. That little bubble of time where it’s just your and your beloved and ‘OHMIGOD WE DID IT!’ Morwenna and Andy are lucky enough to have had that moment captured in such a stunning [...]

Categories: Any Other Photo
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Teen Fiction That Made Me Me And That Inspires My Pupils

Aaaaand…it’s book time again, readers!  Lee-Anne is a librarian (yep…this post was always going to be good) and has listed the books she recommends to her pupils, to inspire them to read.  Which we’re all in favour of, and will no  doubt be inspired in turn.  We have a legion of readers who love this genre, who I [...]

Categories: Books, Books That Made Me Me
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