Posts tagged with ‘Afghanistan’

  • 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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  • The War Is Over – #AfghanistanWithdrawal – A Historical View From My Home Front

    By on October 27, 2014
    The war in Afghanistan is finally over for UK Plc, and yesterday the closure of Camp Bastion was announced. I thought as a tribute to a conflict that dominated my family life for over a decade, I would collate some of the You Tube videos, an audio excerpt from my book ‘A Modern Military Mother – Tales from the Domestic Frontline’ and […]
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  • Welcome Home Son Even YOU Will Never Know

    By on October 18, 2012
    “Tonight I shall sleep well. I shan’t dread the sound of cars stopping outside, with doors slamming & footsteps approaching. When the phone rings after 10pm my blood won’t run cold whilst I hold my breath. I will no longer imagine the scenario of a uniformed man telling me that he has bad news… Tonight I shall drink that bottle […]
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  • The Sun Millies – Nominate Your Hero Today – Awards For Our Troops!!

    By on August 20, 2012
    WANTED – Great Britain’s Heroes – show your appreciation! The Sun newspaper’s The Millies are back and they are seeking heroes to be recognised in their fantastic gala ceremony supported by Royals and celebrities. This is your opportunity to have your say and put forward your heroes and heroines to receive the nation’s support and appreciation for their enduring and […]
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  • Hi-Ho! Hi-Ho! It’s off to war he goes!

    By on June 29, 2012
    The bird has flown the nest…stay safe. This has been the most emotional pre-deployment I have ever experienced – bearing in mind this is the 8th time I have done this and we are now actually separated! What is all that about? Maybe it’s because we had such a shit year and it’s all culiminating into this deployment. I haven’t […]
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  • In The Powder Room today – I hate war

    By on June 25, 2012
    War looms closer again: I hate war See what I say about it over on my Monday gig at In The Powder Room.
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  • AMMMTV – The first UK IPTV Parent Blogging Channel #ComingSoon

    By on April 18, 2012
    Dear Cash Fairy, I am looking for investors, or sponsors, for my IPTV Channel. I think it will be the UK first parent blogger IPTV channel. I need to raise between £50K – £100k in either investment or sponsorship revenue to make 10 x 25 minute episodes. Do you think you can help? And if so, what would you need […]
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  • Love is in the air

    By on January 19, 2012
    One of the advantages, or disadvantages, of military relationships is the inevitable long and frequent separations. They say that ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’ and I think this is true. There is something romantic and enduring about long distance love. The pining, the aching, the yearning and the days spent dreaming and longing to be with your long distant […]
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  • Hagar Is Home Safe

    By on September 25, 2011
    Before Hagar went off to war, I interviewed him. You can watch that interview here: Hagar Goes To Afghanistan And now he’s back – I interviewed him again. You can watch this interview here: Hagar Is Home I think it’s interesting if you can find the time to watch them both because the tone is very different. The decompression of […]
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  • This Little Piggy Went To Market…..

    By on September 5, 2011
    I can really feel the autumn setting in. The light has changed and the sun has dropped lower in the sky. This weekend I gathered the last of the damsons that had fallen from the tree. I made the kids gather bags of Bramley apples to be added to the sausages so they can eat them and we can herald […]
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