Married to the MOD - domestic slave and free childcarer - but fighting for freedom and independence
Clare Macnaughton started the blog A Modern Military Mother but is now amicably separated from her military husband and lives with her two children in Wiltshire. In partnership she and her husband are raising their children. She also writes for Wiltshire Life magazine.
She ghost wrote the Sunday Times bestseller, battlefield memoir, called ‘Immediate Response’, in-conjunction with a serving Royal Marine Major, which was published by Michael Joseph, in September 09. In the second week of sales entered at number 9 in The Sunday Times hardback non-fiction top 10 bestseller list.
My son Ben, aged 10, has written, performed and released a song asking for peace. It's called Messed Up World by Ben Macnaughton & Anthony Clark and we are raising funds for SSAFA - a military charity.
Just in case you missed the pieces I wrote the <a href="www.vendeeglobe.org/en/" target="_blank">Vendée Globe website</a> - here's a summary of the articles I have been drafting while pounding the pontoons of the Vendée Globe race village over the last few weeks.
Live streaming the start of the Vendée Globe on the 10/11/12; starting at 9:00 am (French local time) 8am (GMT) with the leaving of the boats from the harbour and the real start of the race at 01:02 pm (French local time) and 12.02pm (GMT)
I am very anti-tweed; it's reminiscent of insular closed world where the clock has stopped. But the aristocrat, Arthur de Soutrait has opened it up and splashed it with punk brightness, a combination which makes tweed more appealing.
Being a Yorkshire Lass I was raised on a cup of builders tea, preferably Yorkshire Tea, as part of my daily life. In my youth I found coffee too earthy and bitter. As I grew into adulthood and became introduced to milky, hot, frothy coffee I didn't end my relationship with tea but in fact added in a new relationship with coffee.
Philip 'the kid' Köster, the Boris Becker of windsurfing, confirmed himself as the 2012 PWA Wave World Cup champion by winning the semi-final of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup as the sun set on Klitmöller on Wednesday evening.
Britain has close to 400 vineyards and among them, some of the best wines in the world are produced. Many of these vineyards are open to public tours to give tourists an idea of how they produce their wines. Whether you are taking a cruise to England for a brief stay or are staying longer, consider booking a tour at some of the below vineyards.
The confusion in knowing who is winning a heat should be a thing of the past for windsurfing fans everywhere with the introduction of live scoring planned for the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup in Klitmøller which starts on Monday September 17.
I passed my driving test on my fourth attempt - I can explain this statistic but I won't as it's too long and boring. My husband passed his first time. My husband is a pilot and he thinks that he is the best driver on the planet and that everyone else on the road is an imbecile. We have very different attitudes when it comes to being on the road.
If a British yachtsperson was to win the next edition of the Vendee Globe 2012-13, due to leave the sleepy French fishing port of Les Sables d'Olonne, Vendee, France on Saturday 10th November 2012, it would be the yachting equivalent of Bradley Wiggins winning the Tour de France.
It is said that the UK Armed Forces are the 4th emergency service and they are often called upon in the face of national and international emergencies such as flooding, earthquakes or even a security shortage at the London 2012 Olympics.
Today is 'Showdown Sunday' as Ben Ainslie and the Star duo of Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson take on the challenge of claiming British sailing's first gold medals of London 2012 at Weymouth and Portland.