4 of the best Harry Potter craft ideas

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  The Harry Potter books are spectacularly great at getting the kids reading. In our house we’ve been ploughing through the illustrated editions, while we can’t let our seven-year-old anywhere near a stick without them waving it around and calling out “expelliarmus!” That interest in all things wizardly can be channelled into other things too,… Read More

10 Things I Didn’t Know About Losing Weight Until I Started Losing It

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  As it happens, there are a lot of things that are glaringly obvious over a year after my weight loss and fitness journey began. They were so glaring, in fact, that I was blind to them. Here are eight of the most markedly indisputable yet notably disregarded discoveries about losing weight that I am… Read More

A is for ‘Adventure’, ‘Abseil’, ‘ArcelorMittal Orbit’ and ‘Aargh! I’m really going to do this!’

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  In the last few weeks of my brother’s life he talked a great deal about what he wanted me to remember, what he wanted me to pass on to the children and what he wanted me to do. Through the simple incidence of being my little brother Jimmy knew that I would struggle with losing him… Read More