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Clare Macnaughton

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.

In 2012 she self-published the controversial short non fiction book A Modern Military Mother – Tales from the Domestic Frontline to mixed reviews. For the last year she has been a hit on the Wiltshire Women’s Institute speaker circuit.

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.

Messed Up World

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.
02/12/2013 13:38 GMT

Vendée Globe 2012 - My Pieces - Get Onboard!

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.
19/11/2012 09:25 GMT

Rocking a Rok Espresso

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.
04/10/2012 15:21 BST

British Vines are Divine

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.
19/09/2012 10:27 BST

Cold Hawaii Drives the Digital Revolution in Windsurfing

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.
17/09/2012 18:08 BST

Are Women Awesome Drivers?

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.
17/09/2012 14:26 BST

Can a Brit Win the Vendee Globe 2012-13?

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.
31/08/2012 14:48 BST

Nominate Your Heroes

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.
21/08/2012 08:58 BST

Sailors Ready for 'Super Sunday'

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.
05/08/2012 09:34 BST