• Tying Up Loose Ends

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 8, 2010
    My achey, achey arms. Yesterday, I had my first wakeboard in 2 years and I am a bit stiff today. But it was worth it, and hopefully the beginning of more to come. I love wakeboarding! I have got a bit on this week so I am setting the scene for the forthcoming week ahead, and also, I thought I […]
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  • WARNING! Obnoxious and Vulgar – like me!

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 3, 2010
    First of all, I am going to apologise to Hagar’s parents, who subscribe to the blog, because it’s unlikely they have actually met this side of me. Plus this post will be crass and vulgar, like me, when on the whole I tend to curb my more potty mouth and fast talking obnoxiousness when I am around them. I am […]
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  • A Mona Lisa Smile

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 1, 2010
    This fella called Mr Good Guy is doing this very altruistic thing and has created a web project that he said I can have a piece of if I link into his site. His name is Dave and he’s trying to help Haiti, and so I am happy to help him, help them, which also might help me. On Friday, […]
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  • Seasonal Work

    By A Modern Military Mother on July 29, 2010
    Hagar called me from his office the other day, because he was looking at the det plot (detachment plan to send folk into Afghanistan) and he was doing some logistical planning. “Basically, I have got two options. I can either go for the whole summer, or Christmas and New Year” he said. The summer is the fighting season. The insurgents […]
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  • In Love and War

    By A Modern Military Mother on July 27, 2010
    On Sunday, I read an article in The Sunday Times that gave me hope that we might start having a more honest debate about Afghanistan and the war we have undertaken. It was called ‘In Love and War’ by Christina Lamb, who is living the life of equality, that we protest so much. It was a brilliant article because it […]
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  • The Battle of The Boobs and The Bottle

    By A Modern Military Mother on July 25, 2010
    Here is another ongoing battle of the bitches. Handbags ready, claws out! I have been thinking a lot recently about how us ladies are our own worst enemy. I had a discussion with a friend about Kathryn Blundell’s article in Mother & Baby magazine but I have been prompted to write this post by a blog I read last night […]
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  • The CO’s Wife

    By A Modern Military Mother on July 22, 2010
    “Like Caesar’s wife the CO’s wife had to be above reproach” wrote Patricia Stallard in Glittering Misery: Dependents of the Indian Fighting Army. A year ago, I lived next door to a CO’s wife. Her husband was deployed in Afghanistan. In a horrific incident, of which I don’t know the detail, some were injured and one was killed. When she […]
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  • Feminism Is Not A Dirty Word – It’s A Form Of Solidarity

    By A Modern Military Mother on July 20, 2010
    Andy Garland Interview – my bit is at 1.17 if you are interested This link will expire on the 27th July. Today, I was interviewed by Andy Garland at BBC Radio Kent. One of my friends who was listening mentioned that she didn’t think the presenter warmed to me. I think it was when I said that Stay-At-Home Mums (SAHM) […]
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  • It Was A Blast!

    By A Modern Military Mother on July 18, 2010
    I love it when a plan comes together, and the stars aligned poetically on Friday. I was a bit nervous about the ball because I knew that I was going to have to come face-to-face for the last time with the Major, with whom I wrote the book. We don’t speak anymore because I don’t do as I am told. […]
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  • The Summer Ball

    By A Modern Military Mother on July 15, 2010
    On the calendar every year is the mess Summer Ball. The first summer ball I ever attended was held at RAF Aldergrove, where Hagar, then Puma navigator, was stationed. We were gripped by throws of young love and clung to each other all night. Life had been tough, I was recovering from a major ankle fracture which had seen me […]
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