Category Archives: Anna

Reprise: A 13 year old writes about same sex marriage. MSPs please take note. #itstime #equalmarriage

This is a re-run of a post from May which I published around the time of the Westminster Same Sex Marriage Bill debate. As Holyrood prepares to vote on its own bill tomorrow, I thought it would be worth putting out … Continue reading

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My daughter’s Twitter "reign of terror"

Weeks ago, I got an email from Premier Inn advertising very, very cheap rooms. I decided to book one for a quick night away during our two week holiday. We’re spending the time at home mainly because we wanted to … Continue reading

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Mr C and Alex Fish give politics and the media a wake up call

Last night I went to see Anna’s drama group’s annual performance for parents and friends. The play was one the kids had entirely produced themselves. I may be a little biased here, but I honestly think it could hold its … Continue reading

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Watch out! There’s a teenager about!

Forget all this Jubilee stuff for a moment. For us, today is not about honouring the Queen’s 60 years on the throne. We’ve been doing that all weekend. Instead, it’s about Anna’s 13th birthday. I’m really not sure how the … Continue reading


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Anna’s birthday Day 2 – A Sea of Stars, by Kate Maryon

And so the build up to my baby becoming a teenager continued yesterday. The special event of yesterday wasn’t specifically birthday related so I didn’t want it to be absorbed into the celebrations, but it’s still a good excuse for … Continue reading

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Anna’s birthday Day 1 – Buying a guitar

You think you’re all getting a bank holiday on Tuesday for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. My Republican friends can take some comfort from the fact that the day is Anna’s birthday and are welcome to celebrate that instead, as we … Continue reading

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Christmas chez Caron

I’m feeling mellow from a very quiet but lovely day yesterday. The house is full of that glorious aroma of the turkey stock being made and my mouth is watering at the anticipation of a hearty plate of broth at … Continue reading

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