8 Photos of Happiness

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Summing up your life in eight photos of happiness - it's kind of irresistible. I'm an obsessive photo-taker and have been since I got my first camera from Santa about thirty years ago, so when Lady Nicci gave me the opportunity to try this post, I was immediately in. Well, immediately plus four months. After years of watching ...

On Top of The World

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We go off-road before we even start. Clara rushes across the grass, shrieking at the others to follow. They're going to climb a tree they say. We follow, a little behind. Watching three small figures running down the hill - I hear the opening bars of Little House on the Prairie in my head. I resist ...

Tayto Park and how it’s linked to Frozen (no really)

The entrepreneur on the air jump

My six-year-old has been talking for months now about an idea she has - she's planning to open a theme park when she grows up. It'll be covered snow, there will be sledding, ice-covered slides, and reindeer carousels. You can stay overnight there - like glamping she says, only in igloos. And there will be ...

At the dinner table

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This is how it goes in my house: "Kids, dinner's ready, come to the table." Then with a little less patience "Kids! Please come to the table!" Multiply this by pointlessly high number. Give up calling, start threatening and/ or physically lifting them into their seats. Cue dinner responses: Clara: "What's this? I don't like this dinner. Why do we ...