Georgy Jamieson
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I'm a Random kind of woman in a Random kind of world so when you read the blog you'll find out all about me, the boy, hubby and Oscar the cat as we stumble about life trying to do the best we can! After my redundancy I started my own business By George! doing copywriting, PR, social media and business blogs. I am also a broadcaster and I am currently researching a book on the late night comedy cabaret scene in 60's London.

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The One with the Great British Bake Off

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2014 | (21:46)

My mate Clementine once suggested that I should apply for The Great British Bake Off.

This was way back when it was still on BBC2 and 3 old ladies and a goat watched it.

Not like it is now. Prime-time BBC1 with millions of people watching and those...

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The One With the Jolly Phonics

(0) Comments | Posted 2 October 2014 | (13:09)

You know in my last blog I said we've all started school? Well we really have!

It would appear that I have to totally re-learn how to read.

For those of you who don't have children, or children at school yet, let me introduce you to the wonderful world of...

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The One Where We Start School

(0) Comments | Posted 18 September 2014 | (20:23)

We've started school.

And yes I do mean we!

We've all started school.

Well that's how it feels, and run with me on this because it's not as selfish as it first appears, this is a massive change for me.

Well of course it's a massive change for the boy....

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The One With the Impressions

(0) Comments | Posted 4 September 2014 | (19:17)

The boy has a knack with voices.

He switches off when he hears mine but otherwise he seems to be developing a talent for accents and impressions.

The performer in me is very proud of the speed at which he can just take someone off. The sensible side of...

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The One With the Transition Meeting

(0) Comments | Posted 5 August 2014 | (18:53)

A week or so ago the boy had the second of his trial mornings at his new school, this time with a packed lunch (the week before it was a proper school dinner - and by proper I mean pizza, chips and spaghetti hoops - an eclectic mix). He loved...

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The One With the Outside and the Summer

(0) Comments | Posted 18 July 2014 | (16:06)

It's bloomin' hot!

Me and hot weather don't get on. And before you all start I know I shouldn't complain because it's lovely to see the sun... blah..blah..blah.. and we don't get enough of it... etc... etc... and we need to make the most of it... but the truth is......

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The One Up the Rec

(0) Comments | Posted 13 July 2014 | (19:03)

On Wednesday me and the boy had a day at home together, which involved nothing more strenuous than a bit of light play-doh work, some CBeebies, making a picture for daddy with glitter glue and pom-poms and endless re-enactments of Thomas the Tank Engine stories.

We did take a break...

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The One Where I've Been Away

(0) Comments | Posted 30 June 2014 | (07:53)

It's been exactly 6 months since I last blogged.

Most remiss of me - I'm sorry. You probably all have forgotten who I am by now.

In that time a lot has happened in the Randomhousehold. Some of it good, some not so great. All of it I will...

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The One With the Mental Health

(0) Comments | Posted 22 October 2013 | (19:17)

When it comes to health I always find there are two topics that send people scuttling away into a corner of embarrassment. One is sexual health and the other is mental!

Mental, mental chicken oriental.

Mental. That's mental! You're mental you are!

Insults hurled across playgrounds, and some places...

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The One With the CCTV and the Gin

(0) Comments | Posted 7 September 2013 | (09:45)

We had no gin in the house. Believe me, this is a crisis beyond belief. So I took the boy off to the supermarket to get some.

He loves a trolley adventure does the boy and we did need other stuff too. Tonic, lemons, ice... no honestly it wasn't just...

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The One with Thomas The Tank Engine and Something Nasty

(0) Comments | Posted 31 August 2013 | (20:08)

As you know potty training has finally gone into full swing here in the Randomhousehold.

The boy has decided he will now do wees' on the potty but, to quote Pirate Pete's potty book, "he's finding doing a poo much harder".

That's ok. We can live with that. It's...

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The One with the Blurred Lines

(0) Comments | Posted 25 August 2013 | (22:43)

Every Sunday evening I listen to the Top 40 as I cook dinner. It's a throwback from my childhood, when I had a Sunday night bath and hair wash before another school week and Mum wasn't allowed to put the hair dryer on until I'd heard who was number 1.

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The One With It All Over the Place

(0) Comments | Posted 26 July 2013 | (09:43)

Home is a bit testing at the moment.

Hubby has to be away quite a bit for his work. 

We are having building work done.

Oscar the cat has decided to start marking his territory in the house because another cat, known by us as Bob (her real name is Fluffy she...

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The One With All The Work

(0) Comments | Posted 10 July 2013 | (23:36)

I have been neglecting you.

I'm very sorry. I truly am.

I love my blog very much but at the end of the day I'm just too bushed to write anymore stuff.

You see my writing business seems to be really flourishing.

I'm busy.

Proper busy!

Last night in...

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The One With The Holiday Packing

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2013 | (08:37)

At the end of last week I was delighted that Tesco Magazine published a review article I had written for them, all about a weekend away in the New Forest.

http://www.tescomagazine.com/living/holidays/oakdene-forest-park-review.html

Tellingly the article starts with these words:

"Travelling with a toddler isn't always the most relaxing experience....

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The One with "The One With the Potty Training" Guest Post

(0) Comments | Posted 26 April 2013 | (19:44)

Recently I replied to a request on Twitter by fellow blogger http://thismummyloves.com for guest blog posts on potty training.

We have been trying to potty train the boy on and off now for quite some time with limited success. The weekend I wrote this as my...

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The One with Thatcher and the Top 40

(0) Comments | Posted 14 April 2013 | (14:26)

On Monday lunchtime, as soon as the news broke of Mrs Thatcher's death, I text my husband and I simply put...

"Ding Dong the Witch is Dead"

He knew exactly who and what I meant.

I don't intend for this to be offensive, it was after all a private conversation...

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The One With the Whaleshark

(1) Comments | Posted 13 January 2013 | (09:58)

Happy New Year!

Is your house choc full of plastic? Or is it just me?

The tree is down, the wrapping has been recycled and Oscar has jumped in and out of every box so now we're just left with all the toys!

Don't get me wrong I love...

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The One With All the Phone Calls from Alan

(0) Comments | Posted 11 December 2012 | (14:34)

Since having the boy and working for myself, I'm at home in the daytime a whole lot more than I ever used to be, and I seem to be constantly called by someone calling himself "Alan".

I don't personally believe "Alan" is actually called "Alan". I don't know what his...

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The One With Hillsborough - Part 2

(0) Comments | Posted 17 September 2012 | (00:07)

Since writing my original post on the Hillsborough tragedy

http://thoughtsfromrandomwoman.blogspot.com/2011/10/one-with-hillsborough.html

I have had the honour of chatting with several people from Liverpool on Twitter and my post has been read by them along with the official Liverpool FC Twitter account, the JFT96 account and two people who were there...

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