15. September 2014

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Startrite Shoes after 1 week

Startrite Shoes after 1 week

After 1 week, my busy 9 year-old’s new startrite shoes are looking slightly less pristine, but only in the fact that there is a natural crease caused by her bendy little feet. They are currently scratch free and she has had absolutely no discomfort. So far so good.

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12. September 2014

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Startrite Shoes Test – Week One

Startrite Shoes Test – Week One

So how are they doing? The new shoes. You know, the ones you buy your little angel at the end of every summer in the hope that they will last at least a couple of terms…or at least a couple of half-terms. You’ve hauled your unruly brood to the nearest shoe shop, grabbed a ticket, […]

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23. August 2014

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Not Really Just For Men

Not Really Just For Men

Men are really hard to buy for right? Let me elucidate: My Dad “Don’t spend your money on me. Just get me a pen.” My brothers ” Erm, beer, or a gift card, or some money towards a drill I’m buying.” Mr B, father of my children…ok he’s the only one that’s easy. Get him […]

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20. August 2014

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Making Memories and Taking the PIXMA Challenge

Making Memories and Taking the PIXMA Challenge

I am rubbish at printing photographs. it’s mad really as I treasure my girls, and the though of losing any part of their growing up fills me with panic and makes me pull a scary face. I’m serious. It’s all raised eyebrows, crinkly forehead and ‘gurny’, like a very stressed out tortoise. Yet I still […]

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12. August 2014

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Happy 14 Miss E

Happy 14 Miss E

Once upon a time there was a little girl. She was funny, smart, loving, silly, kind, sometimes grumpy, beautiful, small and wise, and not at all like an owl. Then she turned 13, and she was…   ….a little taller but still funny, smart, loving, silly, kind, sometimes a little grumpy, beautiful, and wise, and […]

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5. August 2014

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I had a dream

…in which my Mum revealed to me that my name, ‘Joanne Elizabeth ,Beaufoix’, was actually, wait for it, ‘Joanne Elizabeth Brave McPaul Beaufoix’ Is it not fabulous? I might just keep it.  It has a certain ring to it right? No?   Ok.   I do love the weird stuff my brain does in dreams. […]

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1. July 2014

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Nokia Lumia 520 on Three Review

Nokia Lumia 520 on Three Review

Miss M is 9 years old. She has an ipod. She loves playing on the ipad and the pc, but she doesn’t have a phone. I think that’s fine. There is no situation currently faced in her life that makes me believe she needs one. But…there is WANT. And I have been thinking about it, maybe […]

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6. June 2014

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The People’s ID BOT Project – I love this

The People’s ID BOT Project – I love this

I have  a new friend.  He is cute, intelligent, good with money, and I trust him.  In fact I trust him so much he is privy to some extremely personal information. He is also blue and has a flashing green light bulb on the top of his head, but it takes all sorts right?? Let […]

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23. May 2014

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Sometimes she scares me

We’re driving home. Me and the 9-year-old. She’s quiet. Staring across me out of the window as I drive. Suddenly she hunches and draws up her knees, her hands go to her mouth and she cackles out a “Whoops.” Me: “What’s up M?” Miss M: “I was imagining I was controlling a man in the […]

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25. February 2014

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TinkerBell and the Pirate Fairy

TinkerBell and the Pirate Fairy

We’ve always been big TinkerBell fans at chez Beaufoix. Miss M is the proud owner of all four earlier films and they’ve been watched over and over and over and over again. I have to admit the first time we saw TinkerBell I wasn’t expecting a lot. But we loved it. Gorgeous animation, well thought out […]

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