50 Shades of Grey – what should men do?

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50 Shades of Grey has finally hit cinemas.

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All of the women that I work with have been giggling in the staffroom whilst trying to organise various trips to see it, all of them are going with their friends, none of them with husbands!

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Our heroes in yellow and black – a thank you to the AA

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Our car is knackered, possibly totally, hopefully temporarily. This post is a HUGE thank you to the AA for their help.
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This week is half term and with half term comes our regular trips to my parents house in Suffolk. This school holiday we’ve chosen to combine the trip with a holiday with some friends ending with a wedding that I get the honour of being best man at. It’s a busy week with several long journeys in and has unfortunately started on day 1, journey 1 with a totally broken car.
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Our heroes in yellow and black – a thank you to the AA

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Our car is knackered, possibly totally, hopefully temporarily.  This post is a HUGE thank you to the AA for their help.

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This week is half term and with half term comes our regular trips to my parents house in Suffolk.  This school holiday we’ve chosen to combine the trip with a holiday with some friends ending with a wedding that I get the honour of being best man at.  It’s a busy week with several long journeys in and has unfortunately started on day 1, journey 1 with a totally broken car.

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Family video games – Christmas 2014 buyer’s guide

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2014 has seen the video game business continue to go from strength to strength.  With consoles such as Sony’s Playstation 4 having sold over 15 million units more and more family homes are making use of these to provide family entertainment.

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Video games provide a great activity for children and their families to enjoy sharing at home but many are not suitable for younger gamers.  Despite various aged certification on game boxes children are frequently being exposed to games that are not suitable for them to play.  What games are children allowed to play and which ones are they likely to want to play?

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The guilt of a busy week

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This week I’ve found myself later home from work than normal. Not in any way working late just later than normal. My slightly longer days haven’t been much fun for me but have made a big difference to my daughter.

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Yesterday she got upset several times during the day asking for me. Today she had her weekly day at Playgroup and for the first time ever she became upset there too.

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Parents beware/rejoice – “Let it go” is in Just Dance 2015

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The popular dance game series, Just Dance,  has its latest version out now and is likely to be appearing a lot of Christmas lists this year.

The game is avaliable on Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Wii U and amazingly the Wii.  I was not aware anyone was still making games for the Wii but such is the popularity of Just Dance and the Wii that they appear to be perfect partners.

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Book review: The book with no pictures

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Picture books have very much monopolised the market of books for little people.  American author, comedian and screen writer B. J. Novak (of The American Office fame) is releasing a book for small children that breaks the convention of traditional children’s books with “The book with no pictures.”

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The book with no pictures is just as it’s title suggests, a book with no pictures.  This is potentially a hard sell to young children and early readers but the book is more than just words on a page.

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