Go to a Dance Class #101in1001 #32

During my last #101in1001 challenge I had exactly the same task and I had a wonderful dance class organised by the cast of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in the West End. I must admit that I thought this challenge would be a one-off lesson again.

I have always wanted to try tap dancing lessons. It always looks so much fun. I have been trying to persuade the principal of Redhurst Schools of Dancing to run adult classes for ages but it is always difficult finding timetabling space.

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Why Mummy Drinks | Gill Sims | Mini Review

Official Blurb

Why Mummy Drinks is the brilliant novel from Gill Sims, the author of the online sensation Peter and Jane.

It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like ‘Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?’

But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who ‘live for their children’ and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring’s extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays.

Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering ‘FML’ over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she’s had…

My View (no spoilers)

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Dance in the Rain #101in1001 #89


Quite unusually in the U.K. we are having a FANTASTIC summer. With soaring temperatures and no air-con, this has proved particularly difficult for many. For a heat lover like me the only frustration has been I haven’t been able to get outside enough.

Where I live we have had no rain for two months and the usually lush countryside looks like the Savannah. Our garden is barren and our raspberries haven’t grown at all 😦 It has been quite quite strange.

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Dal Nanno – Restaurant Review

Dal Nanno, Crawley Down | Restaurant Review

Tucked away on a route through the village of Crawley Down is a little Italian restaurant called Dal Nanno (By Grandfather). Opened in 2013, I have been hearing for ages how good it is so to celebrate our daughter finishing her A-Levels we thought we would give it a go.

The restaurant is cosy, and extremely popular so the tables are cheek by jowl and instead of being atmospheric it is fairly noisy. However saying that, it is tastefully decorated and oozes Italian charm.

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Have a day out with Charlie #101in1001 #2

The most frustrating thing about my last 101 challenge and the most unbelievable to others is that I didn’t complete the following three challenges.

A: Spend a day with Charlotte
B: Spend a Day with Dominic
C: Spend a day with Joseph.

How in 1001 day can I not spend time with my children? By this I mean quality time. A day out with JUST them, doing things that THEY want to do. Separately. It just didn’t happen, not once.

So all three challenges went back on the list this time. Read my full list of challenges here.

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