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Singing for kids in Bristol – and adults!

Photo via Julia Turner

Yesterday, my little girl sang ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ for the first time. This isn’t the first song she’s been joining in with, there’s the made up one we have sung to her since birth, ‘Wheels On The Bus’ and ‘Wind The Bobbin’. However, this one melted my heart. For the same reasons I can’t listen to… Read More

The train at the Arnolfini


Bristol surprises me every day. Earlier this week, me and my friends and our kids decided to get out of the local groove and meet in town at the Arnolfini. There’s nothing I don’t love about this place. The cafe, the food, the shop, the space. Tibbs loves it too. The big surprise was the… Read More

The thank you card


Giving is better than receiving – correct. This is such nationally adopted second nature that John Lewis made it into a Christmas ad. But what about saying thank you? I’m a serial over thanker. I write thank you notes and cards for presents and other kind things that happen to me. I like doing it. I… Read More