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The day that changed my life forever

4th June 2003 was a day that changed my life forever. My younger brother (Matt) was a 23-year-old final year student who was full of life, l...

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Posted on Jun 4, 2015 by Kate

Since when did climbing on Mummy become an olympic sport?

Kate - Tired but smiling I would have written this blog a few days ago but frankly I've been too tired. The clocks moved recently, which in...

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Posted on Apr 29, 2015 by Kate

Grandparents to the rescue!

Kate Ball - On a 'mini' break. It’s the Easter Holidays, which means all those wonderful clubs and classes for children have a holiday to...

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Posted on Apr 1, 2015 by Kate

Mother's Day reflection

Kate Ball, Mother and Peace Negotiator Happy Mother's Day to you all. To all the Dads walking round my local area this morning (with gr...

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Posted on Mar 15, 2015 by Kate

Managing on your own?

So my lovely husband is away on Tour, and will be for the next few weeks. I announced on day 1 morning 1 at pre-school that the team effort...

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Posted on Mar 4, 2015 by Kate

Don't wait for the rash

It was Tuesday 8th November 2011, a day I will never forget. Working as a childminder with two young children of my own, James aged six and...

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Posted on Feb 9, 2015 by Kate

Parma Ham?

So, the culinary craze this Christmas was a whole Serrano or Parma Ham leg - the centre piece for any big family Christmas buffet. We were s...

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Posted on Feb 1, 2015 by Kate

Chicken Pox

I'm not sure who is more traumatised in our house by the Chickenpox, Grace with her dot-to-dot scabs which she "wants them off mummy" or me...

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Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by Kate

New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year everybody! Last night I had a real treat, I got to spend the evening Masquerading at the Bibi's New Year Ball in Leeds. My hu...

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Posted on Jan 1, 2015 by Kate

My Christmas Wish

My 4 year old little boy is so excited about Christmas, his younger sister at 2, is getting carried along with excitement (that and chocolat...

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Posted on Dec 21, 2014 by Kate