Three's A'loud

December 2015 articles


The problem with Christmas

My name is Susan and I love Christmas. And when I say I love Christmas, I mean I love Christmas. I am one of those people who plan the gifts and the meals and the special drinks and all the pre-Christmas parties with friends from early July. I love the lights and the over-eating and most of all I love watching Hugh Grant dancing down the stairs in Love Actually…

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How not to answer awkward questions awkwardly

It came quite out of the blue.

“Mom. Can I ask you something?” my 7-year old princess wanted to know.
“Of course my darling” (a little bit pre-occupied with changing her baby-brother’s gross nappy and wondering what on earth the crèche gave him for lunch today.)
“A boy at school said sex today and then laughed and laughed. What does it mean?”

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