• Hedda Gabler @SalisburyPlay Passes #TheBechdelTest

    By on March 22, 2016
    The only thing I know is that I don’t know much about theatre. But I do know if I have enjoyed or endured a theatrical experience. I have ignorantly dabbled with playwriting and I am enjoying theatre in many different ways to grow my range of experiences. I have no experience of Hedda Gabler and when I spoke to my screenwriter […]
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  • Back From The Blogging Abyss

    By on February 22, 2016
    Well hello there! How are you? It’s been an age. I haven’t been present on the blog for sometime because I have been so busy and so very poorly sick. In fact, the truth is I don’t have time to be here today but I have missed you and I have missed my blog. So today, I’m making time to […]
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  • From Après Animal to Unstoppable – Crystal #SkiExplorer

    By on October 29, 2015
    Once upon time there was a young chalet girl who worked a ski season. She was the party queen of Courcheval 1850 circa 1990, nicknamed ‘Queenie’. She held the record for slamming the most tequila slammers in a row. She was an ‘Aprés Animal’.   But 25 years later the Aprés Animal has hung up her party shoes. Incarcerated by […]
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  • Bootcamp Fitness with James Kennedy at Meon Valley Marriott

    By on October 10, 2015
    Do I want to review a bootcamp fitness session? That was the question posed to me. I sort of did and I sort of didn’t. But when it evolved into an overnight stay, bootcamp fitness and a full body massage, I was swayed. I had been solo parenting for almost a month and quite frankly I could do with some […]
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  • I’m Featured in the Guardian Small Business Showcase

    By on September 17, 2015
    Today, I awoke to discover that I have been featured in The Guardian Small Business Showcase. I am very excited by this. I have always wanted to be in The Guardian – ideally featured in their books section as a bold, fearless, scribing genius. However, as an opener this is fantastic! I have also joined The Guardian small business network with […]
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  • Order Restored at Home as Kids Go Wild with Camp Wilderness

    By on August 4, 2015
    It was quite nerve wracking to send my kids on a bushcraft camping holiday. I was anxious when I picked them up – would they resent me for abandoning them in the cold woods for four sleeps? How wrong I was to worry – they had an absolute blast. Don’t take my word for it watch the movie we made […]
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  • Kid’s on bushcraft camp holiday with Camp Wilderness

    By on July 29, 2015
    We’ve all seen the coming of age US camp films where parents pack the kid’s off to camp for the summer. I worked as a sailing instructor for 3 seasons working on outdoor activity centres in the South of France and Spain. To me activity holidays are fantastic places for kids to learn new skills and make new friends. I […]
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  • My NON SINGING Stage Debut on 3rd July at Rondo Theatre Bath

    By on June 25, 2015
    This is my debut show A Modern Military Mother – Tales from the Domestic Frontline (Uncut). If you hate housework and being told what to do you’ll love this show. I have been touring the WIs of Wiltshire for the last 18 months and it’s been very well received. This version is slightly ruder than the standard WI show. It’s at […]
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  • A QUARTER OF US WAKE CRINGING AT EPIC FAILS OF NIGHTS OUT

    By on May 7, 2015
    Having experienced the Saturday from hell (I said hello down the great white telephone many times) after a Friday night of two much vodka!! I am now living as a hermit, never going out again and never speaking to anyone ever again whose path I crossed on Friday night – oh the shame!! The self loathing I feel from the […]
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  • The Prologue and Down The Rabbit Hole – first draft of new chapter ‘Looking For Mr Rabbit’

    By on April 16, 2015
    The publishing world of words can feel like a sausage machine. Writers quietly steel themselves away and pen tomes, reveal them to the world, readers devour them or ignore them unaware of the years of toil that has been invested in the pages. If a writer is successful they are expected to churn out bestseller after bestseller without any thought, […]
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  • Real Life: Tips For Supporting Your Kids During Military Away Time

    By on March 23, 2015
    A life connected to the military means a lot of time away for the serving partner. This is just the reality of life and to be honest I am used to it. Jules over at The Giggles Family has put together this fab post: http://www.thegigglesfamily.com/2015/03/tips-from-military-wives-helping.html with some top tips to help military partners cope with ‘away’ time be that deployment, exercise, training, […]
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  • Didn’t Breast Feed? Broccoli Is The Ultimate Maternal Compensator

    By on March 18, 2015
    According to new cock womble research, breastfed babies are more likely to turn into well-educated and higer-earning adults according to a long-term study in Brazil. ” Our study provides the first evidence that prolonged breastfeeding not only increases intelligence until at least the age of 30 years, but also has an impact both at an individual and societal level by […]
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  • Introducing Macnaughty – Lighter Brighter Times Ahead

    By on March 10, 2015
    Patience is not one of my virtues. I have so much vision, not enough budget and I am trying to do too much at once. So here’s the deal; I have to write that godamn pesky book – Looking For Mr Rabbit. This is now my priority and will remain my focus until the project is completed. In the meantime, I have […]
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  • My Review of Fifty Shades of Grey – The Movie

    By on March 2, 2015
    There were moments when I didn’t think I was going to make it to the end. Yes, it’s that bad. I can’t even be arsed to transcribe the You Tube. Just watch it to find out. In summary: – I am old enough to distinguish between fact and fiction – I see Fifty Shades of Grey as a fictional piece […]
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  • Real Life: Who are you?

    By on January 29, 2015
    Who are you? I am preparing to immerse myself in an edit. Sarah Westcott from the Addendum Agency has come back to me with notes on how to improve my magnus opus ‘Looking For Mr Rabbit’. I am very excited. I am also nervous as the work load is enormous. The book will now be clearly influenced by Lewis Carroll’s […]
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  • Real Life: 2015 It’s Time To Let It Go

    By on January 6, 2015
    Happy New Year!! Did you have a spectacular Christmas and New Year? I had a super chilled, gluttonous Christmas which I would like to dedicate to Netflix and the Danish/Swedish series The Bridge. It’s awesome and I have some very similar character traits to Saga Noren, the lead detective, and she does make me chuckle in between being gripped by […]
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  • Real Life: #PoshPeople on BBC2 @TatlerUK – How posh are you?

    By on December 3, 2014
    I love watching tv shows about rich people and posh people. Made in Chelsea is my guilty pleasure, although I can only watch it sporadically as I find it utterly vacuous; yet it’s so awful that it’s so good. It’s like Fifty Shades of Grey, saccharin. (Check out my review of Fifty Shades of Grey: http://amodernmilitarymother.com/book-reviews/i-am-clit-flick-lit-crack-whore-fifty-shades-of-grey-review) I don’t watch soap operas […]
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  • Real Life: Strong women love ’em or hate ’em?

    By on November 27, 2014
    Writing this blog today feels like an indulgent luxury. I have been so f*cking busy that I haven’t had time to blog in that just chewing the fat, this is what is going down in my hood kinda way. Finally, I can focus on my future and start building the business that I want but I’ll come back to that in […]
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  • Do We Do The Right Thing? By Neil Walker & The Be Frank Theatre Company

    By on November 13, 2014
    I always approach military events with a certain degree of caution. Non military perceptions of military existence are often ill informed and romantic. But as I am honing my screen writing skills and need to have more theatrical experience in actual theatres, and not just inside my house, then I agreed to review ‘Do We Do The Right Thing?’ by […]
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  • Real Life: Shocked To Discover My Parent Blog In The Hands of Convicted Pedophile

    By A Modern Military Mother on May 3, 2016
    Two weeks ago my blog went offline. I called the guy who was looking after my hosting and I didn’t hear back from him. I had noticed that he was no longer on Facebook but didn’t think much about it because he was a weird, geeky, clammy handed, developer, who was a bit odd. After a few phone calls and […]
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  • Come Fly With Me

    By on March 30, 2016
    It’s funny how life turns out sometimes…I have a friend I haven’t seen for ages, she was a navigator in the RAF on helicopters. She left the ‘Service’ to follow her husband to Australia, to pursue a life of beach time and relaxation while he joined the Australian Army flying helicopters as a pilot. However, it didn’t quite go to […]
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  • There’s No Such Thing As Free Money

    By on March 30, 2016
    No deposit Bingo – Is there a catch? No deposit bingo offers are fantastic try-before-you-buy way to test drive a site without having to splash the cash. It’s worth noting though that most no deposit bingo sites don’t allow the withdrawal of winnings without signing up to become a depositing player. It’s important to read the terms and conditions before […]
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  • Bingo Is Everywhere

    By on March 30, 2016
    Turn on the tv or open a newspaper and it’s likely that you’ll find an advert for online bingo. There’s been a rapid growth of bingo websites. Twelve years ago there were less than 20 Bingo sites operating in the UK, but according to whichbingo.co.uk today there are around 350 and this is a great source of where to find […]
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  • Enticing The Bingo Players

    By on March 30, 2016
    There are ‘foot-in-the-door’ tactics to hook bingo players into other lucrative casino sites, such as including slots games on a bingo site. Howvever, 83% of online bingo players enjoy multitasking while they play the game – so actually offering slots for hungry players to kill time is a great idea. Fortunately, the anonymity of online bingo entices many men to play […]
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  • Bingo: Young or Old? Male or Female?

    By on March 30, 2016
    A recent survey of UK players has shown that 3.4 million people play online bingo, with an annual turnover of £600 million for the industry. Surprisingly 50% of all online bingo players play daily, and 40% have been hooked to online bingo for over five years. But who are they? Historically the bingo stereotype is that it’s an old person’s […]
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  • My Beautiful Boudoir

    By on December 15, 2015
    My bedroom is my castle, my sanctuary and a place of peace. As I live in a rented house and have spent years moving around living in military quarters, I can’t be bothered to paint the walls and so I am stuck with magnolia. Instead to fulfil my bedroom decorating ideas I have decided to adorn it with a wonderful ensemble […]
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  • West Ham Up Their Game Capacity

    By on December 15, 2015
    West Ham United are aiming to increase the capacity of the Olympic Stadium to 60,000 in response to increased season tickets sales, according to vice-chairman Karren Brady. The east London club intend to move across London from Upton Park at the end of this season but Brady said the initial 54,000 seats may not be sufficient to meet demand. After a series of sell-outs at Boleyn […]
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