Let’s wake mum up EARLY, she loves it!

My response to my children, who have been waking well before 6am, despite it being the school half-term…Kiddos, mummy loves you very much but she really doesn’t want to discuss Lego, cats, hamsters, weather, birthday party plans, movies you want to watch or what birds are singing before the big hand on the clock is […]

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Friday’s Rant – stop with the silly faces on Snap Chat…

This week is brief, I know, you all sigh with relief! ? I’ve joined SnapChat. It’s another social media app, and given I don’t know what I’m doing and already have a billion social media applications I can barely manage, is seems daft to add another but I’m weak, I’m a foolish sheep and I […]

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Where have the P’s and Q’s gone?

Something I have noticed, and maybe it’s just me, and my current tired and slightly weary of the world outlook, and spending a lot of time around people as an introvert, which can make me more sensitive to what is going on around me, is that people don’t say please or thank you, or even […]

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Spam mail is coming our way…

So I have had a very hectic week, and to be honest, I’ve probably missed a lot going on in the world, but I happened to hear something on the news about UK Energy companies and my ears pricked up. Our gas and electricity bills being a sore and rather expensive point with me. Energy […]

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Rugby is dangerous? Let’s ban tackling?

I was very fortunate to be able to attend a very good school in Scotland (because of my Dad’s job) and at our school, rugby was a major sport, played by many boys. The girls played touch rugby too. I grew up watching matches from the sidelines, and it’s a game I’ve always enjoyed, in […]

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I’d like to know something about school dinners? 

So our government is constantly saying that parents don’t feed their children properly, that children are inactive, obesity levels are sky rocketing, that there’s too much sugar in food.   (Stock photo)  They also tell us that school dinners are the answer to making sure our children are fed well during the school day. In […]

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Friday’s Rant from the SoapBox in MY Living Room – It’s TOO early!

My Friday Rant is VERY short, and sweet… This, the second week in January, literally as Christmas decorations come down, is JUST PLAIN WRONG… I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised given that the children go back to school in September and the Christmas marketing starts… Please do not copy my work, or use my photos. Thanks © 2016 karen reekieAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license […]

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I have a question for anyone who sells MLM schemes? 

So, it’s a major annoyance of mine, when my social media is bombed or spammed by people selling things via an MLM or multi level marketing scheme. It’s incredibly annoying when I post something on say, my Instagram feed, perhaps maybe about my knee recovery progress or maybe a gentle whine about having had a […]

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Parents are worried…

Apparently the BBC is closing a channel, and making CBCC, one of it’s children’s channels, run later, instead.  Meh, you say…who cares? Apparently some parents do, and are worried that their children are going to demand to watch tv until 9pm at night, and they’re up in arms, about this.  The BBC has responded by […]

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